7 storage solutions you didn’t know you needed but now can’t live without!

At Morning Star Builders we know how important it is to have ample storage and more importantly, organization, built into any new home. If you’re building a new home it’s an easy enough thing to do to incorporate those elements into the design. Many of our homes have service kitchens, pantries, craft rooms, pocket offices and even pet bathing stations to keep the home as organized as possible. The problem is, if you live in a home without these elements it can be difficult to create the organization and storage you need.

Not with these easy hacks. These 7 storage and organization solutions are so easy anyone can do them. Most require little more than some elbow grease and none should take more than a weekend to complete.

Hanging Storage Bins

hanging bins

This handy bins are made from recycled wipe containers so odds are if you have kids you probably have a few of these hanging around. See how to make these fun and easy hanging bins here.

Under Star Storage


If you’ve got a space under the stairs where only dust bunnies collect you’ll want to check out this easy DIY for under stair storage from Instructables.

Entry Way Mirror


This is a beautiful storage solution! Placed in the entryway this is a great way to add that needed solution right where it’s needed most – right when you walk in (or out) the door. See the complete tutorial here at Tattooed Martha.

Crate Book Storage


This is a great solution for a child’s room. It’s an easy and affordable project that can be completed in a weekend. Store mismatched books and magazines for easy access from little hands. See the complete DIY instructions here at iHeartOrganizing.

Rolling Cart


Less DIY (although, it is from Ikea and will need assembly) this rolling cart is perfect in the office, baby’s room, bathroom, laundry room, kitchen…. just about any room can benefit from one of these. Use it in the teen’s room for nail polish and make up. Use it in the laundry room to carry soap, fabric softener, iron, and all the other little things that accumulate in the laundry room. Perfect in the nursery for diapers, wipes or toys. It’s usefulness is only limited by your imagination.

Spice Rack Storage

Nail Polish after 2

Here’s another great idea for the bathroom or your teenage daughter’s room. In fact, this is a great project for her and her friends! Spruce up an old spice rack and turn it into a storage solution for nail polish. See the spice rack how-to here at So, You Guys.

Peg Board Box


This is a fabulous solution for creating a portable gift wrap station. Store all your gift wrapping supplies in one easy to find, easy to store and easy to manage peg board box. Decorate to capture your own taste. Fun weekend DIY project right before the holidays kick in! See the complete tutorial here.