It’s a rare homeowner who's possessions never outgrow their designated storage spaces.
But closets aren’t the only option for stowing both everyday items and seasonal goods like holiday decorations, say the experts. Here are some tips for getting the most into a home’s nooks and crannies.
4 unconventional places for storage:
Doors-"The back side of a door is a fabulous hidden storage gold mine", says Julie Morgenstern, author of “Organizing from the Inside Out”.
Stairs-Most homes have usable space under the stairs. The trick is organizing this space so items are easily accessible. Try using something like a rolling cart.
Walls-Line wall space next to the basement stairs with shallow shelves for cleaning supplies, or hooks for brooms and mops.
Containers-Although the colorful array may be tempting, do this last so you know exactly what you're looking for.