Trending: 12 Clever Space-saving Solutions

I am so smitten with smart space-savers. Being resourceful and economical seriously thrills me. The way I imagine sky-diving gets other people going. I won’t be jumping out of a plane anytime soon, but tell me to fit a living room/bedroom combo into a 300 square foot space and I’m ALL about it.

And really, who doesn’t need a little bit more space around the house? You may think you’ve filled every corner, but check out these trendy (and a few classic) smartypants ideas for using all kinds of space you may have overlooked.

Closet offices are brilliant. They’re a low-cost answer to a small space home office.

1. There’s so much available storage space in overhead shelving.

1. There’s so much available storage space in overhead shelving.

2. And on the doors too! Use every inch with a pegboard, cork board, and hooks.

2. And on the doors too! Use every inch with a pegboard, cork board, and hooks.

3. A painted piece of plywood and a couple brackets make the ideal desk for a spot like this. And that little rung used to hang hooked containers and scissors is handy. 

3. A painted piece of plywood and a couple brackets make the ideal desk for a spot like this. And that little rung used to hang hooked containers and scissors is handy. 

Many staircases create nooks for a corner desk or shelving.

4. Perfect entryway computer station.

4. Perfect entryway computer station.

5. Shelves give value to this easily wasted space.

5. Shelves give value to this easily wasted space.

Need somewhere to fit a bed without losing floor space? 

6. Trundles are great for turning a guest twin bed into a quick double.

6. Trundles are great for turning a guest twin bed into a quick double.

7. Use the space you’ve got in a child’s small bedroom with a loft bed. Love this. Instant play area.

7. Use the space you’ve got in a child’s small bedroom with a loft bed. Love this. Instant play area.

Make the most of kitchen cabinet space by using the inside of the doors.

8. A magnet board is good for holding small canisters and coupons. And squared off food containers maximize storage space.

8. A magnet board is good for holding small canisters and coupons. And squared off food containers maximize storage space.

9. Beautiful little jars with magnetic lids make spice storage efficient and pretty. These are available on Etsy – source below.

9. Beautiful little jars with magnetic lids make spice storage efficient and pretty. These are available on Etsy – source below.

Tips and tricks for better bathroom storage

10. Again with the magnets :). There’s so much available storage space right on the wall.

10. Again with the magnets :). There’s so much available storage space right on the wall.

11. Store back-up supplies overhead. So high they’ll be out of the way, but reachable when you need them.

11. Store back-up supplies overhead. So high they’ll be out of the way, but reachable when you need them.

12. Instead of hanging another picture, hook baskets to the wall and store toilet paper, towels, and washcloths. Functional and super cute.

12. Instead of hanging another picture, hook baskets to the wall and store toilet paper, towels, and washcloths. Functional and super cute.

There are loads of possibilities for creative home storage. And usually at a reasonable cost. Hope these ideas inspire you to find the potential in the overlooked spaces and nooks around your home too!

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