6 Fun & Unconventional Storage Solutions

The home we live in is smallish with very limited storage space and no coat closet, so finding clever ways to store our things is a must.  I am always looking for new ways to get organized, and I am not a big fan of storage bins or anything plastic for that matter, so I really try to think outside of the box when it comes to storage containers.
There are so many fun ways to store your belongings…you just have to open your mind a little.
Here are 6 fun and unconventional ways that I have found to store my “stuff”…
I painted an old silverware holder that used to belong to my Grandma to hold pens, glasses, and a calculator on my desk…right by my Old Window Turned Wine Cork Board.
This is one of my faves…a $5 mail sorter turned charging station to hold my laptop, iPad, and Kindle Fire.
(It sits on the bottom shelf beside the couch for convenience)
Sap buckets going up our stairs to hold hats, gloves, stray toys, books, and whatever else the kiddos have left lying around.
A large wire basket to hold my cookbooks.  It sits right on top of my refrigerator so I can easily access them. No more wasted space there!
A tin box to hold some kitchen essentials…and Ball jars to hold powdered sugar and straws…too cute!
And finally, my favorite…the Painted and Distressed Trunk that Matt made in highschool.  It serves as our coffee table and stores all of my books and photo albums.
So, do you have any clever storage solutions?
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I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!


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  1. 4


    Loving these ideas! I am right in the middle of and organizing my home:) Would rather repurpose a cool old item than buy a plastic bin:)

  2. 7


    Love all your fun and nifty ideas. I especially like the sap buckets going up the stairs. :)
    Happy New Year!!

  3. 9


    Hi, Jessica

    These are great storage ideas! You rock!


  4. 10


    What great but cute ideas. We have a house with a lack of storage as well. Love the letter holder that hold your electronics. Genius!

  5. 12


    Great ideas!! I love storage. My house has no attic or basement. Everything has to have a place or it stacks up on the counters! Thanks for the tips!

  6. 14


    I love the sap buckets and the wire basket for the cookbooks. I absolutely love cool storage ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Happy New Year!
    House on the Way

  7. 17


    I loved looking around! You have such a cute house, thanks for sharing organization tips, I enjoyed your creativity!

  8. 18


    Lovin the metal basket storage! I am a galvanized metal basket freak and use them to store all sorts of things!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

  9. 19


    One day, when my college age daughter moves out on her own….her bedroom will become my knitting studio! As a knitwear designer, I have an overabundance of yarn, needles, books, patterns, fabric, notions etc. They are overtaking the bedroom!

    Lovely blog, thank you. I found you via I Heart Naptime.

    Sheila Zachariae

  10. 23


    LOVE the wire basket holding cookbooks!! My cookbooks are out-of-control!!! Paula


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