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25 Storage Dilemmas, Solved

By: Mina Hochberg
September 22, 2020

Is your bathroom short on cabinet space? Are your pantry shelves overflowing? Check out these easy solutions to common storage dilemmas around the home.

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Dilemma: Your Pantry Shelves Are Overflowing

Solution: Free up space inside your pantry by installing shelves on the pantry door. Over-the-door shelves, like these ones from ClosetMaid, are perfect for holding smaller items that might otherwise get lost on crowded shelves. Photo by

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Photo: Rachel Rosenthal, Organizing Expert, owner of Rachel and Company

Dilemma: Gift Wrap Supplies Are in a Messy Heap

Solution: If gift bags and rolls of wrapping paper have overtaken your closet, corral them into a drawer unit. Rachel Rosenthal, organizing expert and owner of Rachel and Company, gathered all of the bags, bows, ribbon and wrapping paper from around her home and put them in this handy gift wrap station, which includes a vertical bin for wrapping paper.

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Photo: Rachel Rosenthal, Organizing Expert, owner of Rachel and Company

Dilemma: Sports Gear Taking Over the Garage

Solution: Remove excess clutter in the garage by hanging bikes, bats, rackets and other sporting gear on the wall. Rachel Rosenthal of Rachel and Company used the ELFA system from the Container Store to organize the sporting equipment in this garage.

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Dilemma: Your Entryway Is Constantly Cluttered

Solution: If your entryway is a disaster zone of discarded jackets, handbags, dog leashes and other outdoor gear, Michele Vig, founder and chief organizer at Neat Little Nest, recommends tidying it up with designated bins and baskets for each family member. Alternatively, you can designate baskets by content, such as hats, gloves or dog gear.

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