Store items you don’t need right away or that are seasonal in plastic storage bins. These work wonders in your basement and give you lots of space. Make sure to buy good quality bins so they last long and can be stacked or stored without collapsing.
Build your own place to store all of your storage bins! You can make this structure out of PVC pipe and make it as big or as small as you want based on your storage needs.
If your basement walls are unfinished, turn them into some storage space! Just install some shelves between the panels and you will have lots of room for small items like canned goods.
Have you ever thought of utilizing the ceiling space in your basement? If you have wooden panels up above, just attach some wire shelves so that you can store lightweight items in the compartments.
If your basement has a crafting, sewing, or another work space area, you can install a pegboard to keep items nice and organized! It will help keep everything in the same place without taking up any of that precious counter work space.
Always make sure to use the space behind the stairs that lead down to your basement! Usually this area is forgotten about, but it can be a nice place to keep things tucked away.
Use some shelving in your basement to keep your kids’ toys stored. Once they get tired of the toys they are playing with, you can bring the old ones down to the basement and bring some new toys up. It will keep the toy clutter managed and help cycle through toys so you don’t feel like you keep having to buy new ones.
If you want to keep your basement organized, make a to-do list specific to basement projects you want to work on! This way you can tackle small projects at a time, rather than feeling overwhelmed with taking on the big picture.
Plastic bins like these are great for organization, but since everything is visible it can start to look really messy or cluttered even when it’s not. To fix this problem in your basement, add a cute curtain that you can close to keep it all hidden.
To hide that ugly breaker box or lots of media, put up some artwork that can open and close over the top! This way your basement will look simple and tidy, but you can still easily access things when you need them.
If your laundry room is in the basement, it might seem like you don’t have enough space or like you need to bring up all of your clothes upstairs to dry. That can make a mess! Instead, put up a drying rod to keep it all in one place and then transfer the dry clothing from the rods right into your closet.