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If you’re like us and probably everyone else in the world, you have some clutter around your house. Whether it’s stuff you don’t use very often or stuff that has just accumulated over the years, you’ve reached a point where you know it’s time to get organized. However, you may now be looking for something new and innovative in terms of home storage. If you are, you’ve come to the right place, since we just happen to have a few quirky yet effective storage ideas you’re sure to love.

Magnetic Strips Inside Mirrors

If you are always looking for a bobby pin, tweezers, nail clippers, or other small metal beauty tools and can never find them when you need them, solve that problem by placing magnetic strips inside your mirrors. After doing so, that elusive bobby pin will always be ready and waiting.

Up, Up, and Away

If you want to increase your ability to store more things in a tight space, try using risers. A great way to create more space, you’ll be amazed at how many things you can suddenly find space for in your home.

The Versatility of Magazine Holders

If you thought magazine holders are only good for magazines, think again. Whether it’s hair brushes and curling irons or plenty of other things, magazine holders are cheap, durable, and extremely versatile.

Tension Rods

If you need more storage space in your kitchen, try buying some tension rods and hanging them inside your cabinets. Once you do, you’ll be able to use them to hang various types of cleaning bottles by their handles, which will automatically free up lost of space below for other items.

Hang Your Board Games

While you and your family and friends love playing various board games, it can be frustrating when you realize a piece or two has gone missing. To eliminate this, simply put all pieces of your board game into a ziploc bag, then staple the bag to the back of the board. Once you’ve done this, you can go a step further and hang the board itself on the wall as if it were a picture, giving your home a unique look.

Make Friends with Corkboard

For those of you who love to hang things here and there, corkboards can quickly become your best friends. Coming in various sizes, easy to find in craft stores, and affordable, corkboards can be glued to the inside of cabinet doors, on walls, inside closets, or almost anywhere. Once you’ve picked your spot, you can begin storing measuring spoons and whatever else you have laying around the house.

Keep Those Empty Soda Bottles

While you probably recycle most of your plastic soda bottles once they are empty, start keeping a few to use for storage. After you’ve rinsed them out and let them dry, cut off their tops and use them to store flats. If you are always wishing you had room for a few new pairs of shoes, your wish has come true!

Door Storage

Even when a door is closed, you can put it to work for you by using it for storage. By purchasing an over-the-door storage unit, you can simply hang this on the inside of your door and suddenly find yourself able to store almost anything. Whether it’s a box of baking soda, pack of screws or nails, or even some batteries, you’ll never have a problem locating these and numerous other items.

I Can See Clearly Now

When many people buy plastic containers for storage, they are often drawn to those that come in pretty bright colors. However, once they get their stuff stored inside these containers, they begin to realize they can’t see what is inside the containers. Therefore, skip the colored containers and instead opt for clear plastic containers. Though not necessarily bright and beautiful, you won’t have any trouble seeing what is inside each container.

Spice Racks

The perfect choice for storing perfume bottles or other little items you need now and then, spice racks can look good almost anywhere, be it the bathroom, bedroom, or of course your kitchen.

Now that you’ve got all these great storage ideas, it’s time to clear out the clutter. However, should you do so and find your still have some large or small items that need to be safely stored away, rent a storage unit with us here at Proguard. To learn how, call us at 800-487-2135 or check us out online at proguardstorage.com at your convenience.

If you are in the need of storage, learn more about our storage locations in the Houston, Texas area on our website.

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