Creative Storage on a Dime

Upcycled storage solutions

Let's face it, we’re all looking for creative storage solutions for our home. The good news is that storage doesn't have to be boring or expensive.

We love the idea of upcycling terrific finds into one of a kind home storage. And aside from creating conversational storage pieces, upcycling is a great way to reduce waste in landfills.

If you’re ready to help the earth as well as your home, check out these clever repurposed storage solutions!

  1. Old dresser drawers can be hung on the wall in a bathroom to store toiletries and rolled towels. They’re also great for under bed storage; just add caster wheels. Bonus: they’re sturdy enough to store off season items, shoes, toys or even books.
  1. Metal grates or sections of fencing that can be found at home surplus stores or architectural salvage make for incredible pot racks. How about an old wooden ladder? A cool retro sled? Make sure you properly anchor them to the ceiling or wall with heavy duty chain, as they are quite heavy. Add “S” hooks to hang pots and utensils.
  1. Small sturdy cardboard boxes placed on their side in a pantry double your food storage space. You can place items within the box, and stack them on top as well.
  1. Attach legs to an old suitcase to make a unique entry table with built in storage. Conversation piece and utility in one!
  1. Two wooden dressers placed back to back and topped with a counter material make a great center kitchen island, with tons of storage built right in the drawers. Check out a local stone and tile shop for scrap pieces of granite that might fit your needs at a discounted price.
  1. An old muffin tin placed inside a drawer is great for organizing office supplies or jewelry.
  1. Add wheels to old wooden milk crates for cottage cute toy boxes. Shabby chic!
  1. Need boy’s room ideas? Use a thrift shop skateboard as shelving, or a used, upright metal tool box as a dresser?
  1. An old mailbox from an antique store is relatively inexpensive, but might have just the right amount of charm to corral your bills and mail.
  1. Attach four wooden crates together to create a one of a kind coffee table. Make sure the crates lay on their sides with the opening facing out to provide built in storage. Add casters or top with glass.

Home organizing can be just another element of your small home decorating if you use a little creative ingenuity!

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