Tools and Hardware
Save a trip to the garage by keeping your most frequently used DIY items within easy reach. Mount 1/2-inch, 1-inch and 1-1/2-inch pipe straps on the wall to hold tools, and store nails and screws in jars on a shelf.
Make your own closet organizer by building simple wooden cubbies. Use compartments in different versions of the same basic box to store items in attractive bins and baskets.
Suspend a dowel from the underside of a shelf or cubby with eye screws. Then use S-hooks to hang anything.
To hang oversize items, mount cabinet knobs on the side of a cubby. These hangers were made from painted wooden knobs.
Pet Supplies Storage
Include a spot to store food, litter and other pet supplies. A clear plastic bin on the floor is a good solution for dry food. Store it beneath a cubby that holds canned food, treats, toys and a leash.
Clean Up Cleaning Supplies
When spills happen -- or company’s coming -- be ready to act quickly with a well-stocked cleaning kit. Use a metal pail to hold the essentials.