These days, we’re asking our homes to multitask – to not only be where we sleep and cook but where we work and work out. That means we need to become more creative with our storage and use of space. Not sure where to begin? Get inspired by a few of our favorite solutions from clever Instagrammers.
Installing shelves and drawers in a closet – whether it’s a rather roomy walk-in or a tight reach-in – can make all the difference in your storage accommodations.
“We HAD to do something about this closet…it was dark, crowded and had tons of wasted space,” wrote Ashley about her bedroom closet. “Now look at it 🙂”
A mix of drawers, shelves, shoe racks and hang rods maximize the space in @NeverEndingNesting’s walk-in closet.
“Get ORGANIZED but make it pretty ❤️❤️ Super practical, fairly inexpensive and gave me a reason to buy these cute storage bins (each $10 and under!),” wrote Kristen of her closet makeover.
Using a Style+ closet kit, @OurLittleHomestyle’s husband gave this small closet a big upgrade.
As you can see from these two Instagrammers, your weekend DIY project can breathe new life into your bedroom closet.
If your pantry lacks space or your kitchen doesn’t even have a dedicated pantry, you can still expand your storage space.
She posted on Instagram: “#pantrylove when your friend asks if you want to organize her pantry! Why yes of course I would ❤️ that! It was my first time using this door organizer by @closetmaid & I absolutely love it. It gave them so much more room.”
@NicoleDPacheco tackled the challenge of improving her friend’s pantry organization by hanging a multitiered rack on the back of the door for bottles and jars.
Exercising at home now more than ever? You don’t need a lot of money or a huge room to create a home gym. Out of a converted screened-in porch, Instagrammer @LelaBurris built a mini workout area by putting up a peg board and simple full-length mirrors and using ClosetMaid horizontal stackers for shoe storage.
“The gym is finished! I was on a mission to organize this room on the tightest budget possible, and I think I pulled it off,” @LelaBurris posted on Instagram.
Guest bedrooms, bonus rooms, basements or attics – almost any available space has been turned into a home office in the past year. That often means getting innovative with storage to hide work-related supplies in common-use areas.
“Felt like a little carpenter putting this cabinet together 🙂 🙂 and fits perfectly next to my workstation ❤️,” wrote @Wellness_with_B_.
A white desk and storage cabinet with clean lines like @Wellness_with_B_ selected for her home office makes a small room feel bigger.
We hope you feel inspired to re-create one of these projects or try a new one of your own to make your home work better for you and your family.
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