Mini Self Storage Ideas: Get Crafty with Closet Storage


From Cluttered to Clean

Have you accumulated a lot of odds and ends, materials and scraps for craft projects to the point where you can’t find where anything is anymore? It can be quite overwhelming trying to figure out what to do with it all; but instead of throwing everything out to make room for the new items, perhaps you might first want to try setting up a storage system to make some sense out of your craft closet disaster. By trying out some of these space saving techniques, you will not only be able to find and sort through the remnants of your storage closet, but you may even save some money by avoiding the purchase of duplicate items. Here are some great mini self storage tips to help you maximize the space available and get everything where it needs to be.


Install Shelves

Installing shelves prevents smaller objects from accumulating on the ground and getting lost in the first place. Shelves create separation in a closet where you can assign specific materials or resources to certain areas. That way, when you go back to find those same materials over again, you will find it much easier because everything will be in the same spot as it was before without other objects piling up on top of it.


Larger items such as materials and fabrics can be placed in baskets to keep them off the floor and clean, as well as keeping them separate from other items and easy to find. If you label each basket with what is inside, you will be able to find items based on those labels regardless of whether or not you place the basket on the floor or on a shelf up high.

Ice Cube Trays

Ice cube trays can hold pins, needles, or any item that can be easily lost in one location. The indented bins will separate your smaller objects so that they are easier to get a hold of, and they stack on top of each other making use of vertical space. You can easily pick them up and take it with you wherever you go if you need multiple items at once but don’t want to take numerous trips.


Dowel Rods for Wrapping Paper

A growing in popularity option for storing wrapping paper and ribbon is affixing a dowel rod to the wall or to a pegboard with hooks. Even using a curtain rod will give you a place to store wrapping paper and ribbons for any holiday or gift giving season.

Pegboards on the Door

Installing a pegboard on the inside of the door lets you use up an additional area of the closet that was not previously available. From this pegboard, you can hang scissors, tape dispensers, or anything that you would like to access quickly or that you access regularly. With a pegboard, you’ll never have to go searching through baskets or on shelves for essential items, you’ll just have to open the door and grab.

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Kathleen Odenthal 2 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

love this! i have very minimal closet space and am redoing my whole apartment, and this will definitely come in handy!

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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

You are a model of organization. I will remember this for my own project this summer. Just awesome.

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mactavers 2 years ago

Lots of good information. Thank you.

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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Kathleen! All the best with your apartment reno!

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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much FlourishAnyway!!! :)

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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank You mactavers for stopping by!

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