35+Ways to Add Storage to Every Room

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Clever ways to declutter your home! Create the perfect places to stash all of your stuff

Make Use of Every Square Foot

Whether you own a tiny home lacking closet storage, or you are trying to organize the space you have—the first step is to get building. Here are 37 projects that are sure to help you manage your messes or conceal items out of use. From putting together your own built-in window seat to making an outdoor bench that hides tools, TOH brings you detailed step-by-step instructions, shopping lists, and tool lists to do it all yourself.

Storage Bed

The bedroom is often the room with the most need for maximum storage but the least amount of space for putting stuff away. Enter this bed—suggested by a reader who saw one featured in a recent issue of This Old House magazine; it has 23 cubic feet of storage but no room for dust bunnies. It’s every bit as practical as it is handsome.

Get a place to rest your head and store your stuff with these step-by-step instructions and cut list to Build a Storage Bed.

Storage Chest

Plastic bins peeking out from underneath the bed? Really? You’re not in college anymore. It’s time to consider an attractive, adult piece of furniture with plenty of storage and sufficient style to be left out in the open—praised, even. We built one that eschews the cheap look of sheet goods in favor of box-joint construction with alternating lengths of boards. Then you can relegate those plastic bins to their rightful place, somewhere in deep storage.

Build a Storage Chest for a respectable place to stash essentials.

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