Before & After: Super Smart Storage Makeover

published Apr 12, 2016
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It is so easy to fall into our home routines. In no time our placeholder basket becomes our throw-everything-here-I-promise-I’ll-get-to-it-later basket. Jane got herself out a storage rut with some simple and smart choices.

(Image credit: Submitted by Jane)

From Jane: One of my favorite unexpected parts of the IKEA Home Tour renovation was my entryway! Unexpected because I didn’t think there was a solution for my small nonexistent entryway that was a complete mess.

All I had was a mirror leaning against the wall, which was my failed attempt at trying to make the room look bigger. The kittens that I was fostering at that time actually ended up knocking it over and the glass shattered.

I call that little black box next to the door the box of doom. Everything goes in and nothing comes out. Searching for my keys and the dog leash was always a struggle in the morning.

I had no idea that you could mount a mirror to the wall and create hidden, organized storage. Now I can easily find my house, car, and mailbox keys, dog leash, shopping tote, and even my crossbody purse!

Thank you, Jane! You can see more of Jane’s makeover on her blog A Taste of Koko.