25 Genius, Easy, & Cheap Storage Ideas

I like for everything to be in its place, out of the way, and easy to find. I’ve discovered that there are quite a few easy and cheap ways to organize and store your belongings with things you probably already have laying around the house or in the recycle bin!

1. CD Rack Lid Storage

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2. Wine Rack Office Organizer

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3. Paper Towel Holder Ribbon Organizer

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4. DIY Fabric Tupperware Lid Holder

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5. Soap Box Storage

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6. Dinner Plate Cradles

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7. DIY Closet Organizers

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8. Recycled Creamer Bottles

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9. Vertical Bakeware Storage

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10. Under-Sink Storage Solution

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11. Budget-Friendly Drawer Dividers

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12. Egg Carton Storage

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13. DIY Christmas Ornament Storage

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14. Ceiling Storage

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15. DIY Gift Wrap Organizer

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16. Repurposed Trash Can

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17. Easy Christmas Light Storage

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18. Foil & Plastic Wrap Storage

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19. File Box Appliance Storage

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20. Pillow Case Storage

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21. Repurposed Shoe Organizer

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22. Magnetic Strip Bathroom Storage

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23. Repurposed Disinfectant Container

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24. Tackle Box Battery Storage

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25. Ice Cube Tray Drawer Dividers

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10 Of The Most Beautiful Exposed Brick Walls

An exposed brick wall has become a popular feature in interior design. Leaving a wall bare with the bricks visible can give an apartment, home or loft an industrial and unconventional touch and adds character to the interior. Here are 10 of the most beautiful interiors with exposed walls that I found on Pinterest!

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How These 6 Colors Affect The Way You Live

Can the colors you choose for your home affect your life? Absolutely! Believe it or not, color has a massive impact on how you feel, from your productivity and energy levels to your creativity and overall happiness.

RED: The Color of Success and Productivity

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Red is the perfect color choice for a home office.

YELLOW: The Color of Happiness

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Yellow promotes conversation in a communal living area.

ORANGE: The Color of Energy and Excitement

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Orange has been known to increase energy levels and excitement. I suggest using it in a home gym.

BLUE: The Color of a Rested, Beautiful You

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The key to a beautiful you is in a restful night’s sleep surrounded by blue. Use blue in your bedroom and bathroom.

GREEN: The Color That’s Sexier Than You Think

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If you’re in the mood for lovin’, paint your bedroom green.

PURPLE: The Color of Creativity

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The possibilities for creativity are endless when you paint your kitchen, a playroom or an art studio purple.

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6 Makeover Essentials You’ll Need

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1. Folding Ruler
“I pull out my folding ruler for everything, from figuring out wainscoting heights to crown molding thicknesses. I can bend it and prop it against a wall to simulate a three-dimensional piece of furniture. You can’t do that with a tape measure!” – From $10. lowes.com

2. Picture Hooks
“OOK picture hooks are the only ones I’ll use. The thin nail slides easily into plaster or Sheetrock without damaging walls.” – From $3 each. homedepot.

3. All-In-One Tool
“My Leatherman Surge is actually 21 tools in one. There are scissors, screwdrivers, and even a bottle opener, for when you get thirsty on the job.” – From $110. leaterman.com

4. Markers
“Wood-finish markers are great for patching up scrapes and scratches, and they come in a range of stains, from cherry to oak.” – $5 each. amazon.com

5. Felt Protectors
“I always carry a stash of felt protectors to put beneath furniture on wood floors, or to wedge under tables as shims.” – From $3 for a pack of 16. staples.com

6. App
“The level in my smartphone’s compass helps me hang pictures, and I check an app called LightTrac to figure out the direction of the sun in relation to a room.” – $5. lighttracapp.com

The Power of Plant Design

Plants tend to be an afterthought in interior design. However, we know that plants make us happier, help us recharge and even be more productive.

4962980316ae06332bf721b07097dfeaUsing plants in modern design is even more of a challenge because modern design seems to demand clean lines and simplicity. Nature, on the other hand, tends to be wild and chaotic. However, that doesn’t mean modern interiors need to forego greenery. There are ways to make it work and bring plants into the design as a creative layer that is equally as important as the other accessories in the room.

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12 Beautiful Black & White Kitchens

Black and white can look especially striking in the kitchen. Whether your style is super-modern or you’re drawn to more traditional kitchens, you’ll find something to love in my collection of 12 beautiful black & white kitchens.

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Crazy About Columns

When life throws me lemons, I make chocolate cake (and make ’em wonder how I did it!). Often times, architectural details like structural beams and columns can present a sour experience because they are integral to the property, and cant be removed. I can not tell you guys how many times I have opened up a wall during a renovation only to find a large post or beam that is totally holding up the entire roof of the house – and I can’t get rid of it. Here are a few cool ideas as to how to reinvent posts into something rich, warm, and amazing — just like my favorite decadent desert!!

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5 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Home

Diet? Check. Save more? Check. Land your dream job? Check. Often, your home is the last thing on your mind when it comes to resolutions, but I think it should be at the top of your priorities!

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1. Organize – Can be a daunting one depending on how long you’ve “let things go”.

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2. Start a project – Give new life to an otherwise unused or untouched room.

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3. Make your home safer – Make sure your smoke detector is working!

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4. Buy a plant – The cheapest way to bring life into your home.

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5. Learn to enjoy your home!!