Storing your belongings safely and securely is one of the key factors for peace of mind at home. No one likes a cluttered living space, and the only way to counter clutter is through the efficient organization of your living space.

When you’re considering storage options, whether it’s custom cupboards or you saw a gun safe for sale and want to install it, the most important factors are space and convenience. If you’re not sure what kind of storage you need, take a look at the eight ideas for storage we’ve compiled below.

1. Safes

When it comes to items of value, there’s no better place for secure storage than a safe. But safe technology has advanced considerably in recent years, and the range of products on offer can be intimidating for inexperienced buyers.

You need to have a clear plan in order to avoid buying the wrong safe. Ask yourself how many items need storage, how much space is needed, and where the safe will be placed. Bigger safes can affect the structure of your house, so make sure to plan accordingly. A quality fireproof safe can be heavier than typical flooring and joists are designed to support.

2. Storage chests

Don’t have the space for a new cupboard? Why not go for a chest instead? It’s great for all sorts of items, comes in a variety of styles and materials, and can be extremely useful when you need to tidy up at short notice.

Finding a well-made storage chest can be tough, but it helps to know where to look. Antique stores and auctions are excellent sources for high-quality and good value, but there’s nothing wrong with a modern chest made by a reputable brand.

3. Coat racks

It’s hard to overstate how useful coat racks can be. Not only do you get a dedicated space to hang your garments, but you can also place the rack in an area that doesn’t impede movement, like behind your front door, for example.

There are free-standing coat racks, wall-hung coat racks, and even simple hooks that you can place directly on a door. It all depends on how much space you have and the interior design you’re going for.

4. Modular containers

One of the most efficient ways to store items and save space is to get a set of stackable containers. You can store absolutely anything in these boxes, and the best part is that they’re designed to be placed on top of each other.

You don’t have to worry about lopsided stacks or toppling boxes. There are no pesky folds to be made, and you don’t need any tape whatsoever. They’re the perfect storage solution for a wide variety of household items, with several sizes to choose from.

5. Bookshelves

Organize your book collection with a set of shelves. There’s no better way to store priceless tomes of knowledge, and the added benefit is that you can show off your collection when guests come around without you having to lift a finger.

You can buy shelving units in all sorts of shapes and sizes, including custom builds, or you could build one yourself as a home DIY project. The first step is to assess the size of your set, and once that’s done, it all boils down to personal preference.

6. Shoe racks

Many of us don’t have enough pairs of shoes to justify a cupboard dedicated to footwear. If you’re in the same boat, a shoe rack could very well be the answer to your problems. It’s got all the perks of a cupboard, with none of the limitations in terms of style or even visibility.

If showing off a pricey collection is more your style, find a well-made rack and put your shoe ‘display’ wherever you like. Don’t want to show off your shoes? Grab a few pull-out racks for an existing cupboard, or go vertical and attach some racks to the inside of a cabinet.

7. Spice drawers

Spice drawers are highly underrated. They seem like a novelty-type storage solution for most people, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, it’s safe to say that a spice drawer can be life-changing, especially if you cook meals at home on a regular basis and set the r22 accordingly.

Being able to cook without creating a mess is the ultimate dream for any amateur chef, and spice storage goes a long way towards achieving the ‘nirvana’ of home cooking. The one and only drawback is that most pre-made sets only fit standard-sized containers.

8. Toolboxes

It’s all too easy to lose your work tools when they aren’t stored correctly. How many screwdrivers have you lost or misplaced over the years? If your answer is anything above zero, you need a toolbox.

Toolboxes aren’t just for preventing your tools from going missing, they also allow you to remain mobile while you work. Steer clear of products that use cheap build materials, and rather go for lightweight but durable alloys instead.

Cameron Green

Cameron Green is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a degree in Business Logistics. He has been a self-storage expert and consultant for 15 years. His prior experience includes managing a self-storage facility and logistics planning. His background includes roles in operations management and as a professional organizer. In his free time, he is an amazing astronomer and a mentor in small business development programs. He also enjoys mountain biking and is a volunteer in local community organizing.

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