Tired of seeing clutter and mess everywhere? These helpful decluttering hacks will give you fantastic ideas for getting rid of excess and utilizing hidden storage. Keep reading to learn how to say goodbye to cluter for good!
Clutter is a part of life. We have stuff and that stuff often has accessories (think: printer and printer paper and cartridges or smartphones and charging cords).
However, before you know it, you can start to feel like clutter is taking over your entire life – and your home.
If that’s the case, perhaps a lack of storage is your problem.
Unfortunately, you can’t always take the “throw it out” approach to your belongings, but you certainly can stash your stuff out of the way.
In short: when you can’t just throw it (or give it) away, then it’s time to find a way to store it.
Clutter may be a part of life, but that doesn’t mean that you have to look at it all the time. Luckily, there are lots of ways to make your home appear organized with everything properly stored away and decluttered without actually being any of those things.
We’ve found plenty of inspiration to motivate you to get organized (or at least appear that way). Check out these 18 hidden storage ideas to help you hide clutter in your home.
How Can I Hide My Clutter? Use These 17 Hidden Storage Ideas
Wondering where to hide things in your house? These ideas for hidden storage will help you conceal your clutter and keep your counters, floors, and home looking tidy and organized.
Tidy Bookshelves | Better Homes and Gardens
Reorganize your bookshelves. Then add a shade in the front to hide items you don’t want anyone else to see. Doesn’t it look elegant?
via Better Homes and Gardens
Organize Cables | One Crazy House
Use toilet paper rolls to hide and store cables in pretty baskets. Suddenly your tangled, jumbled mess of cords is not at all daunting. How easy peasy is that?
via One Crazy House
DIY Charging Station | One Good Thing by Jillee
Got charge cords taking up every square inch of your countertops? Yep, me too. Conceal phone charging cords with this gorgeous, easy-to-make charging station.
via One Good Thing by Jillee
Hide Electronics Cords | Fresh Crush
We have a similar cord problem with our TVs – the cords seem like they are everywhere and look terrible. Now you can hide those ugly cords going from your TV and other electronic devices to the outlet with a shower rod.
via Fresh Crush
Hide Behind A Curtain | Plumberry Pie
Hide your kids’ stuff behind a beautifully designed curtain. Nothing wrong with covering up things that don’t look organized, and boy, are kids’ toys and games hard to tidy up!
via Plumberry Pie
Conceal With a Tablecloth | ECAB
A skirted tablecloth can give the illusion that you’re neat and organized even if you’re not. Great for coffee tables, end tables, and nightstands too!
Create Hidden Storage in Old Books | Sewing Barefoot
Use old books to create hidden storage on your bookshelves. Use it to hide clutter or you can even hide money there if needed.
via Sewing Barefoot
Use Bins and Baskets | Simplicity in the South
Hiding clutter in a small room (like a laundry room) can be challenging. Utilize every square inch of space without looking messy by hanging bins and baskets to store everything from trash bags to dog food. This actually increases the storage space for items.
via Simplicity in the South
Hide Behind Frames | Planq Studio
These clever frames prevent your keys from cluttering your entryway. This hidden storage idea is a brilliant way to keep your keys in a convenient location but also safe from grabbing.
via Planq Studio
Hide Laundry Baskets | Meg and the Martin Men
Hide the messy, overflowing piles of dirty laundry no one wants to see. This clever way to stash your laundry baskets keeps them easily accessible while also wonderfully hidden.
via Meg and the Martin Men
Roll Out Pantry | Instructables
Create a roll-out pantry to help you store your food and utilize the space between your refrigerator and the wall. Love this idea. (Get more pantry organization ideas here.)
Space Saving Paper Towel Holder | Amazon
Speaking of tidying up the kitchen, don’t you hate those paper towel holders that take up valuable counter space? This wood paper towel dispenser (affiliate) hides them and provides a little shelf space for other knick-knacks.
Under the Bed Storage | Pins and Procrastination
Under the bed is prime storage space, especially in kids’ bedrooms. Make the most of it with a DIY plastic under bed drawer or two. Adding the wheels is super easy!
via Pins and Procrastination
Fold Away Desk | Shanty 2 Chic for Ryobi Tools
This gorgeous foldaway desk not only hides clutter, but it folds away to clear up floor space when you need it. If you’re willing to tackle a little DIY project, this one is amazing!
via Shanty 2 Chic for Ryobi Tools
Hide Your Printer | PB&J Stories
Why have I never thought to hide my printer in a drawer? It’s a great hidden storage idea, and it only takes a bit of modification to make it happen. Then use other drawers for your printer accessories like your ink cartridges and printer paper.
via PB&J Stories
Router Disguise | Apartment Therapy
Technology is wonderful, but it’s not always pretty. Use a book cover to hide that wireless router. What a clever disguise!
via Apartment Therapy
Wrapping Paper Organization | The Chic Site
If you’re a wrapping paper hoarder like I am, you probably have way too many rolls lying around. Organize and hide them in a garment bag, and hang them in a closet. (We have more wrapping paper storage ideas, too!)
via The Chic Site
Create Hidden Cabinets | 4 Men 1 Lady
I love these hidden storage cabinets behind adorable picture frames. Use the frames to display family photos or kids’ artwork while at the same time concealing loads of hidden storage within the wall.
With these clever ways to hide clutter in your home, you can quickly make your home appear neat and orderly (even when it really isn’t).
More From One Crazy House:
- Tackle Clutter Once and For All With These Decluttering Tips
- 9 Brilliant Bathroom Organizing Ideas to Declutter
- 16 Charging Station Ideas to Eliminate Device Clutter