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10 Small Space Storage Solutions You Never Knew

Think Outside the (Storage) Box

In order to make the most of a small space, you have to find clever ways to use whatever space you can find. This may mean some untraditional storage solutions, so learn to embrace the unexpected. For example, just because it's used in the kitchen, doesn't mean it has to live in the kitchen. Holiday dishes and muffin tins from your once-a-year baking extravaganza can just as easily be stored in closets or under the bed. Lacking an attic? Armoires and kitchen or bathroom cabinets make great storage for bulky, out of season items like sweaters and winter boots. And if you're not much of a chef, your oven is a huge empty space just waiting to be filled. Just be sure to empty it out before you turn it on.