10 Tiny Home Storage Ideas to Maximize Your Space

If you have a tiny home, you have tiny storage areas too. That just requires getting a bit creative! We went looking for tiny home storage ideas to make your space live large, and we found a whole slew of ideas to keep you organized. So give these a try when you are trying to figure out where to put those shoes you just had to have, or just when you are trying to find more space in the linen closet.




Kara from ‘Happy Go Lucky‘ turned an ordinary plastic storage bin into a jute wrapped toy bin… with wheels, no less! Really easy tutorial with pics…

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This DIY storage ottoman from ‘Mon Makes Things‘ is bigger than it looks in this photo… It uses 4 wooden crates and some hardware to put together. Great tutorial and this is a multi use piece, also with wheels… perfect for small homes!

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Try this hanger hack for shoes from ‘Epbot‘… Simple project to get those flip flops or flats out of that pile in the corner of the closet!

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Chelsea at ‘Making Home Base‘ has the perfect solution for the “clutter on the bathroom counter” issue… This charming wood caddy with rope handles, and she has a great tutorial for how to make it!

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Don’t these look like expensive vintage locker bins? Well find out how Adrienne of ‘Chic California‘ made these from dollar store supplies!

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Attic Maxx‘ has a storage system for attics that can take that tiny crawl space and turn it into a storage gold mine… especially important in a small home! Give you any ideas?

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This under bed storage is pretty clever… and should come as no surprise, comes from ‘Ikea‘… Bet you DIY’ers are thinking’ tho, right?

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Ok, this one you can definitely DIY! Build simple boxes, put on casters, slide ’em under! From ‘Stylecaster‘…

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From ‘Dee the Creative Mom‘, this shoe holder has a great use… keeping all your cleaning supplies in one place, and where you can see them. She has a great home storage idea for you though.  If you have little kids, keep cleaning supplies higher up, maybe use the lower section for dusters or the like? Inexpensive idea!

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Ok, this site needs Google Translate for us, but fortunately, a picture (or two!) speak a thousand words! Use those cardboardish concrete forms in the home improvement store as modern shelving! Paint them nice and if you look closely at the second photo, you can see they are just hung with an L-bracket. From ‘4 Duros‘.

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We hop you got excited about trying one (or all!) of these small home storage ideas! We think you will want to jump right on over to DIY Shoe Storage Ideas and How to Build a Kitchen Island!

Image Credits: Happy Go Lucky, Mon Makes Things, Epbot, Making Home Base, Chic California, Attic Maxx, Ikea, Stylecaster, Dee the Creative Mom, 4 Duros
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. January 7, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    I am glad that you mentioned that the clear compartment for cleaners should be up higher for moms with little kids. Of course now that I have started using cleaning alternatives, I hardly have any bottles anymore.

  2. December 16, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    I love the jute storage box and the bathroom wood caddy with wood handles. They are rustic and functional. I really like the earthy colors. My house isn’t that small but i will adapt these ideas for sure. If you had space you could use the jute storage box for a hamper. super cute…!!

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