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21 Ways to Eliminate Clutter From Your Utility Closet

Never misplace another cleaning product or tool again with these clever storage solutions and organizing ideas.

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Photo: Jessica D'Itri Marés. From: HGTV Magazine.

Tidy Up Your Utility Closet

Utility closets are some of the hardest-working spaces in the home, keeping everything from cleaning tools to spare household supplies out of sight. This spot can easily become a chaotic catchall, but our organizing tips and product picks will help you find a place for everything. Think you don’t have enough space to make it happen? Get inspired by this slim pull-out cabinet designed by blogger Jessica D’Itri Marés. Despite its small size, it has enough room to hold a broom, a mop, a dustpan and an assortment of cleaners.

With the right mix of hooks, racks, bins and baskets, any cluttered utility closet can be transformed into an orderly, functional space. Read on for more clever storage closet ideas and must-have organizers.

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Create Shelves

Good closet storage is essential for corraling clutter. For those closets that aren't large enough for standard shelving, consider adding a custom unit for storage on a smaller scale. This system gives even tiny, shallow closets dedicated shelf space for storing cleaning products and accessories.

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Add an Ironing Station

If your linen closet and utility closet are one and the same, make use of the back of the door for an ironing station. This easy DIY station keeps the iron, supplies and board up off the floor to save space for bulkier items such as a vacuum or air mattress.

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Use Hooks

Take a cue from the entryway and turn to hooks for a quick storage solution. A simple hook is great for hanging dustpans, dusters, flashlights and small step stools. Make sure to check the package for any weight limit to avoid hooks from falling off the wall.

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