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If you would like to make better use of the space in your basement but can’t because of all the things you have stored in it, then here are some great basement storage ideas that will definitely be of use to you. These helpful tips can get you started de-cluttering and making the most of your space. One of the best ways to get your basement organized is by removing all of the things that you don’t need immediately and storing them in a storage shed. Find out how easy it is to own your own portable storage shed from Classic Buildings. Contact us for a free quote today.

 

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Top 10 Basement Storage Ideas

 

Top 10 Basement Storage Ideas

To help you get the space you need and be able to make more use of your basement, we are counting down the top 10 basement storage ideas available. Get ready to get organized!

 

10. Hide Away Your Clutter in Cabinets

Cabinets are great for storage, and when you can’t see things, the space will seem much more organized and tidy. Out of sight, out of mind definitely applies here. If you can, install wall to wall cabinetry in your basement to give you loads of storage options. If you like, you can mix it up a little as in this example from Better Homes & Gardens, with a combination of open and closed storage to give some extra visual appeal.

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Wall-to-wall cabinets will give you lots of extra “hidden” storage – Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens

 

9. Organize Your Laundry Room With Old Cabinets

If you do your laundry in the basement, here’s a great idea from The Family Handyman. Install old kitchen cabinets in your laundry area to store all of your supplies. It is even a great place to keep extra pantry items, especially if you like to purchase things in bulk. If you have recently renovated your kitchen, you can re-use the cabinets in your basement or go to a Re-Store to purchase used cabinets.

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Old kitchen cabinets can be re-purposed for basement laundry storage – Image Source: The Family Handyman – Photo from SSS Custom Closets

 

8. Use Plastic Bins on Shelves for Extra Storage

Plastic bins are a better choice for basement storage as the moisture found in basements tends to damage cardboard boxes. You can attach labels and store them on shelving units like the below example from The Family Handyman. Plastic slides out well on shelves for easy access. 

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Because of the moisture, choose plastic over cardboard for basement storage – Image Source: The Family Handyman

 

 

7. Convert an Old Dresser into a Stylish Workbench / Storage Area

If you want to keep your tools in the basement, here’s a budget-friendly idea that looks great too. Convert an old dresser into a workbench like this one from HGTV. The drawers make a great place for storing your supplies like screws, bolts, and nails. You can add a peg board and cubbies above for the rest of your tools. Get the complete instructions on how to build your own from Polished Habitat.

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An old dresser can make an awesome workbench/storage space – Image Source: HGTV – photo by Melissa George

 

6. Make Your Shelves Do Double and Triple Duty

If you are going to install shelves in your basement or even in your garage, why not make them do double or triple duty by hanging stuff underneath and storing stuff above. These DIY shelves from the Family Handyman are another one of the great basement storage ideas that we found. Get the full instructions on how to make your own here

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Make your shelves do triple duty by hanging stuff underneath and storing stuff above – Image Source: The Family Handyman

 

5. Use the Extra Space Under Your Stairs for Books and Toys

The space underneath your staircase is a perfect spot for extra storage. Because it is so sloped, it’s perfect for little ones. So go ahead and store your toys here, and your kids will love making it a part of their playing space as it is like entering a magical cave. Add some extra shelving like the example below from Better Homes & Gardens, and you have even more storage possibilities.

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The sloping space under your stairs is perfect for your little ones’ things – Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens

 

4. Install Drawers Under Your Stairs

If you would like to take a more subtle and stylish approach to utilize the extra space underneath your stairs, here is a great suggestion from Better Homes & Gardens. These beautifully crafted drawers are not only convenient for storing extra blankets, linens and off-season clothing, but they look amazing too. The bright white panels blend in nicely with the stairs and the bevelled drawers add visual interest to the space.

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Drawers under your stairsThese under-the-stairs drawers are both stylish and convenient – Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens

 

3. Use Leftover PVC Pipes for a Gift Wrapping / Craft Station

I don’t know about you, but I always have leftover rolls of paper for wrapping gifts and I find them difficult to store without them getting crushed. This is a super idea from The Family Handyman. They have taken pieces of PVC pipes and made a really great gift wrapping center. This type of pipe could also be used to store craft supplies and small toys.

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PVC pipes can be used to protect and store your leftover wrapping paper – Image Source: The Family Handyman

 

 

2. Make Your Own Painting Supplies Storage Spot

Store all of your painting supplies in one spot in this easy-to-make holder by Polished Habitat. Small plumbing straps are used to hold your brushes in place and hook screwed into the bottom will keep your rollers where you can find them. What a great idea!

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Make a special place for all of your painting supplies – Image Source: HGTV – Photo by Melissa George

 

1. Invest in a Storage Shed to Get Your Excess Things out of Your Basement

The best basement storage idea is actually to not store so many things in your basement. How do you do that? By investing in another place to keep your things. A backyard storage shed is the perfect solution for keeping anything that you don’t really need to keep in your basement. If you don’t use it inside, why is it taking up the space there? If you would like to use your basement for extra entertaining or relaxing with your family, but it is currently doubling as a home gym, workshop, or studio; why not invest in a customized shed where you can do those things without interruptions and free up space in your basement.

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Invest in a beautiful shed to get your excess things out of your basement – Image Source: Classic Buildings

 

Classic Buildings: Storage Sheds that Are Built Better to Last Longer

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If you need extra storage for everything that won’t fit in your basement, Classic Buildings has a wide selection of better-built sheds for you. Purchasing a high quality, custom crafted shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to rent-to-own your own beautiful wooden shed. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depends on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

 

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