Declutter your life with these 12+ clever storage hacks

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Often, it feels like no matter how much you clean and organize, your home always gets cluttered over time. The once sorted cabinet or drawer quickly turns into a big pile of everything. Good luck finding anything in there. A big part of keeping one's home organized is how we store things.
Worse yet, traditional home organization and storage solutions are pricey. Take a walk through your local home improvement store, and the numbers quickly rack up. Thankfully, you don't need to spend much at all to declutter and organize your home. We've found the best storage hacks from around the web and compiled them into the list below.
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Turn a rolling AV cart into stylish kitchen storage
If you love to cook or host, it can be annoying to always dig through cabinets to pull out essential utensils or dinnerware. Instead, repurpose a rolling cart into stylish kitchen storage. This will make everything easy to grab and use.
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Style with your favorite plants for a pop of nature and color. Make your home smell good by keeping lavender around!
Don't forget to use pitcher jars
Don't spend money on specialized storage solutions for those longer kitchen tools. Pitcher jars aren't just for making juice; they are the perfect storage device for long utensils like wooden spatulas or whisks.
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Glue a slinky to a Lazy Susan
At first glance, you are probably thinking why anyone would do this.
Believe it or not, you can glue a slinky to a Lazy Susan to store Tupperware lids. After this hack, you'll never worry about having loose Tupperware lids lying around!
Convert a shoebox into chic storage
Most of us know that shoeboxes make convenient places to store things such as papers and old mementos, but they're not exactly the most glamorous storage solution. That can easily be changed, however, with acrylic paint and pretty paper.
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These gorgeous shoebox shelves only take a few minutes to make, and you might already have all the supplies you need. Hang the new shelf on your wall and use it to display favorite lightweight decorations.
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Freezer or pantry organization
Hate having bags of frozen food on top of each other? Does your pantry also look this messy? We get this.
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It turns all you need are binder clips to solve this problem! Roll up a bag, then position it under a wire rack, and attach it to the rack with a clip. You’ll be able to quickly see and grab the bag you need, plus it frees up some shelf space on top.
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Organize makeup with an ice cube tray
If applying makeup is part of your morning routine, it can also bring needless stress as you try to find all the wands, brushes, and blushes you need to feel ready for the day. If your struggle looks like the below, we feel you.
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Instead of struggling with a search, keep makeup in its place by putting it in an ice cube tray on your countertop. You can stack brushes together in a single ice cube sectional, making them easy to reach and extending their life when you store them bristles-up. Mascara, liquid liners, concealers, and lipsticks can each occupy an individual space in the tray to keep products organized and available in the mornings and for touch-ups throughout the day.
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Use an egg carton to hold condiment bottles in the fridge
Over time, ketchup and mustard tend to get tricky to pour as the product gets low. When this happens, cut away the top portion and use the bottom half to keep condiments in place instead.
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Turn the condiment bottles upside down, and place one in each individual section of the carton. Storing the bottles upside down makes it easy to pour condiments out, and should they happen to spill in the fridge, the carton below is there to catch the mess.
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Turn a PVC pipe into a desk organizer
Instead of tossing out PVC pipes, consider saving them for the following storage hack.
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Create a unique desk organizer from PVC pipe, shelf liner, and a tile base to place in the kitchen, craft room or wherever you do the taxes.
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Repurpose an empty Ziploc bag container
Once you've used all the Ziploc bags, you probably are used to throwing away the box. The next time you are about to do this, consider repurposing the empty box as new storage instead.
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Decorate the box with Mod Podge and craft paper to give it a new look. Then use the box to store snacks or other pantry items!
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Make easy drawer dividers with egg cartons
Over time, clothing stored in a drawer tends to come unfolded and bundled together in an unsightly manner. Keep your clothes separated and well-organized in the drawer by using an empty egg carton as a divider.
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Cut the top half away from the bottom half of the carton, and wedge the two pieces horizontally in the drawer to create three separate sections for clothing. For smaller drawers, cut each half of the egg carton again to make sure the dividers are snug for keeping everything from socks and shirts in place.
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Use a tissue holder for storing plastic bags
Whenever you get groceries, do you have a sink cabinet full of plastic bags that end up taking too much space? No need to worry. Turn a tissue box into a plastic bag dispenser. Decorate the exterior of the box, and it's also a decor piece! Remember to make a loop when putting the bags inside so pulling out one bag automatically pulls out the next one.
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