Hidden Storage…….

As a family of 5….we’ve got a lot of stuff!  We clean out pretty regularly, but with this many people under one roof it takes a lot of organization to tame the clutter that can accumulate.  Also, we homeschool….so, there are lots of extra things that we need that most families don’t have to find a place for…..

Here are some of our creative ways that we have organized things we need, but then cover it up so we don’t have to look at it all the time…..even when things are organized they can sometimes appear like unnecessary clutter.

We have several VHS movies, etc. that cannot be purchased on DVD…and a few overflow DVD’s that we organized on an over-the-door wire hanger. T.A.C.K.Y. I can’t stand those things! BUT, it worked perfectly for what we needed.

However, it was very cluttery-looking even when the door was closed, because you could see them all hanging back there.

I did a few *wink* *winks* and Handsome put a 1×6 board on the door to hide the mess.

{Isn’t he nice?}

Hidden Door Storage Hidden Door Storage

In our entryway we have shelves that house many books…..we are bookworms! And even though they were nicely lined up on the shelves….it created a busy-ness look that I didn’t want. So, I cut two linen panels out of some material I already had and thumbtacked them to the top of the shelves. I then used hemp rope to roll them up part of the way and hold them where I wanted them.

Entryway Hidden Storage Covered Shelves

**Pre-warning** Excuse the wrinkles. They happen. It’s the lived-in look.

Here is one of our homeschool shelves that stays packed with materials!  I covered them with a fitted linen cover.

Homeschool Storage Homeschool Storage

And here is another set of shelves that store LOTS of miscellaneous things….simply covered with curtains.

You can check out all the other ways we’ve used curtains as doors and covers here.

Curtain-covered shelves Covered shelf storage

How do you hide or contain clutter…even if it is organized?



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  1. says

    You’ve got some great ideas for disguising storage. I have a couple of wire shelves full of canned goods that may soon receive the same treatment. Thanks for the ideas!


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