As you’re wandering around your house feeling a little more cluttered than usual, just remember good old Nancy Drew. She always saved the day by knowing where to find hidden compartments. When it comes to making more room in your home, secret hiding places and storage hacks are the way to go. Here are some helpful storage ideas so you feel like your house has more breathing room.


Kitchen Utensil Tray for Makeup

Is your makeup drawer a mystery compartment of where-the-heck-is-that? If so, your kitchen knows a storage hack you simply have to try. Next time you’re at the store, pick up a utensil tray that will fit in your bathroom drawer. From there, start sorting out your mascara tubes, lipsticks, eye shadow packets, and so on. By having everything more organized, you can spend less time getting ready in the morning, and enjoy more space in your drawers. For an additional storage secret, consider adhering a wire basket to the side of your bathroom sink to hold your hair dryer, straighter, and curler.


Paper Towel Rack for Cookie Cutters

After the holidays, your pantry might look like a tornado touched down inside of it. With cookie cutters, spatulas, and baking sheets all over the place, you could probably use an easy way to put everything in one place. Well, a cheap paper towel rack cleans it right up for you. Simply stack the cookie cutters neatly around the cylindrical rack and you’ll be ready to go for the next cookie party—plus, your cupboard won’t feel so cluttered. You can also invest in a small vase to hold your spatulas for easy storage that creates more room.


Tubes for the Underwear Drawer

Picture this: You open your underwear drawer and it’s like a multicolored fabric explosion. Sound familiar? Grab ahold of a few short pipe tubes or canisters. Glue them to a light board and stick in your underwear drawer. From there, you can separate your favorite underthings for ease. This way, it isn’t a Where’s Waldo game looking for matching sets in the morning. You’ll be able to find everything quickly and your drawer will have more space for socks and pajamas.


Baskets and Hooks for the Walls

When it comes to storage hacks, remember that vertical slopes are your friends. So often we try to cram just a little bit more into this corner and that, when really, our blank walls have the answer. If the walls are yours and you don’t have to worry about landlords, nail intricate door knobs and hooks to display your collection of hats or scarves. For larger items, consider hooking up baskets to hold towels in the bathroom instead of them taking up rack space, or install wooden crates in the kitchen to display spices and oils to make room on the countertops.

Storage hacks can go a long way in making your home feel neater and cleaner. However, if you really want a sparkling shine, turn to The Maids. You work hard enough; let us do the vaccuuming, shining, and deep scrubbing for you. Give us a call at 1-800-THE-MAIDS for a tip-top cleaning that will leave your home beaming.


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