Transform any household nook into a handy catchall for everyday must-haves with these genius storage ideas
UTILIZE AWKWARD AREAS
Any odd sized corner can be turned into a storage area with 15" square stackable cubes. These modular units can hold up to 200 pounds, and they make it super easy to customize the ideal space for all your essentials.
OUR PICK: Open Cube System, $21, stacksandstacks.com
BANISH PAPER PILEUPS
Magazines, newspapers and the like always wind up in heaps all over the house. To the rescue: bright magazine files that fit neatly on shelves and make it easy to find your favorite reading material when it’s time to unwind.
OUR PICK: For a variety of files starting at $1 for four, search “magazine files” at ikea.com
CONCEAL MESSES FAST
Company on the way and no time to spare? Clear up clutter in seconds with the help of a few tall woven containers. These sturdy bins can hold (and hide!) anything.
OUR PICK: Lurex Medium Tote, $15, bedbathandbeyond.com
STOW BOTTLES LIKE THIS
Instead of a bulky wine rack that takes up precious space, keep your favorite merlot on-hand but out of the way by stashing bottles in a modular wine rack that’s easy to assemble and can be altered to fit in any space.
OUR PICK: Houdini Wine Rack, $18, intcellars.com