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16 Tiny House Organization & Storage Ideas

Looking for solutions to maximize tiny house storage and add some organization to your small living space? From transforming your stairs into a closet to creating hidden shelves for a pantry, there are lots of ways you can give your belongings a place without making your home feel cluttered. Check out these 16 tiny home organization ideas and storage tips!

Consider Under Stairs Storage

Tiny home entryway with storage stairs. Photo by Instagram user @heatherdhansen
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If you have stairs in your custom tiny home, make them do double duty by turning them into storage drawers! This will help create room for clothes, outdoor gear, kids toys, and more. One of the greatest tiny house storage ideas is to build cabinet doors and cubbies to use as a drop zone for shoes and coats, an extra closet for your clothes, or even a kitchen pantry!

Fully Use Your Shelving

Decorative wall with shelf that has jars on both sides. Photo by Instagram user @ourlittleboatcatherine
Photo via @ourlittleboatcatherine

The tops of shelves aren’t the only places for storing items. With hooks or jar lids fastened on the underside of shelving, you can get more storage! In your kitchen, you can store food on top and things like tea bags, spices, or coffee mugs below. In your entryway, this shelving solution makes for an easy drop zone for keys, hats, scarves, mail, pet leashes, and other items.

Create Storage Under Seating

Benches with pullout drawer storage underneath. Photo by Instagram user @moderntinyliving
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Need more hidden storage spaces in your tiny house? Try seating with built-in drawers or cubbies! This is an easy way to keep your living space tidy while also keeping things you need close by. If you need more budget-friendly options, you can always opt for storage ottomans or DIY benches.

FIND YOUR STORE

Hang Items from the Ceiling

Small kitchen with pans hanging above oven. Photo by Instagram user @tinyhousebasics
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Using the ceiling to store items is great for keeping countertops clean and freeing up shelves. This is especially helpful in the kitchen, where items like pots and pans can take up tons of storage space. Try fastening some strong hooks to a support beam, then hang the items you want to store up above!

Store Belongings in the Floor

Tiny kitchen with storage in the floor. Photo by Instagram user @livingbiginatinyhouse
Photo via @livingbiginatinyhouse

Put your DIY skills to the test by adding tiny home storage under your floor! Install some drawers that pull out for your clothes, or try this hideaway storage compartment to keep any of your valuable items hidden and safe.

Fill Empty Space Above Cabinets

Tiny home with white walls and white cabinets. Photo by Instagram user @backcountrytinyhomes
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Often, the space above kitchen and bathroom cabinets goes ignored. Use up every square inch of your tiny home by placing decorative storage cubes or wicker baskets on top of cabinets to store items that you need but don’t regularly use up and out of the way!

Hang Kitchen Utensils

Tiny kitchen with black cabinets and hanging utensils. Photo by Instagram user @leahcboaz
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Placing a rod between cabinets above the sink or underneath cabinets is one of the best tiny home storage ideas to include in your space. Put a few S-shaped hooks on the rod to hang scrub brushes, dish towels, coffee mugs, or even a small bucket filled with silverware.

Utilize Corners for Shelves

Tiny bathroom with windows open and shelves in the corner. Photo by Instagram user @little_things_tinyhouse
Photo via @little_things_tinyhouse

Need tiny home storage solutions for your bathroom? Think about corner shelves! These are the perfect shelves for storing toothbrush holders, perfumes, medicines, and other toiletries if you’re working with limited space in your tiny bathroom.

Build a Storage Wall

Storage wall in tiny home filled with snow gear. Photo by Instagram user @backcountrytinyhomes
Photo via @backcountrytinyhomes

You don’t have to give up the things you love to do just because you live in a tiny home! Make your small space the ultimate multi-functional home with a designated storage wall complete with cubbies, drawers, and cabinets. It’s ideal for storing camping gear, craft supplies, or board games.

Keep Items Under the Bed

Tiny home with bright blue cabinets and bed with storage. Photo by Instagram user @atinyhouse_nh
Photo via @atinyhouse_nh

Using a lift bed or a bed frame with built-in storage will instantly give your tiny house more storage space. A lift bed is an ideal place to store sweaters, pants, or extra blankets during the warm months, while a frame with built-in storage can give shoes and books a designated spot out of the way.

Free Up Kitchen Space with a Pegboard

Pegboard wall full of plants and decor. Photo by Instagram user @kreisdesign
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A pegboard isn’t just great for organizing tools in garage. It’s also helpful for tiny home organization! You can use pegboards to create shelves in a kitchen, where you can store bowls, mugs, utensils, or an herb garden. Or you can place them in a living room to show off your decor!

Get Creative with Support Beams

Jars of spices on tiny home support beams. Photo by Instagram user @tinytackhouse
Photo via @tinytackhouse

Rather than installing shelves, take advantage of your support beams! Simply add drywall or wood paneling to one side of the wall, and use the unfinished, exposed beams on the other side to store items. You can also paint the beams so it matches any cabinet colors for a complete look!

Save Space with a Pullout Bed

Tiny home with wood walls and pullout bed. Photo by Instagram user @livingbiginatinyhouse
Photo via @livingbiginatinyhouse

If you’re doing tiny home living solo or with a significant other, consider a pullout bed instead of a full bedroom! This is perfect for freeing up square footage and getting more storage—not to mention, you can easily pull your bed out when you’re ready to sleep and put it away when you need room!

Install Cabinet Organizers

Pots hanging from hooks in a cabinet. Photo by Instagram user @designdirectionsokc
Photo via @designdirectionsokc

Further maximize cabinet space in your tiny house kitchen or bathroom with a few organizers. Install a pullout rack with hooks to hang pots and pans rather than stacking them, or add stackable storage shelves to keep cleaning supplies neatly organized.

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Get the Most Out of Small Closets

Tiny home with white walls and clothes hanging from a rod. Photo by Instagram user @nicolettenotes
Photo via @nicolettenotes

Don’t have closet space in your tiny house? Opt for exposed wardrobes! You can create a closet in your living room or bedroom using a few storage cubbies and a hanging rack. And if you’re really tight on space, use tiered hangers. These let you place multiple items on a single hanger so that you can hang more clothes and accessories.

Go with Hidden Storage

Spices in hidden pullout rack. Photo by Instagram user @heatherdhansen
Photo via @heatherdhansen

The best tiny home storage is the kind that’s hidden! You can install a pullout spice rack between cabinets for easy cooking access, or tuck a narrow rack on wheels next to the fridge and use it as a pantry for dry goods like pasta and boxes of cereal.

Searching for some design inspiration for your tiny home? From the perfect paint color to sleeping areas that are ideal for families, check out our guide for tiny house decorating and design tips.

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