Whether your home is big or small – or your family is big or small – organization is the key of a smooth-running household. That being said, you’ll need every tip and trick you can get! We have a great one for you today, something that is cheap, versatile, and brings an effortless sense of cool to any room: storage cubes. You can find storage cubes anywhere from Ikea to Walmart and there are a MILLION ways to use them to make your home a more efficient place. Check out our 16 favorite ways to use storage cubes around the house.

  1. Rolling Bar

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    Perfect for entertaining or for a little reprieve after a long day, this rolling bar is a great way to keep your alcohol organized and displayed with style.

  2. Easy Dollhouse

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    This bookshelf-turned-dollhouse makes for the perfect mini-home! The cubes can act as rooms in the dollhouse and you get make this for your kids for next to nothing.

  3. Crafting Storage

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    If you’re crafty, you probably have shelves of your various supplies. Looking to consolidate to one area? Why not make your craft table your storage area as well with some cubes underneath the table top.

  4. Minimalist Nightstand

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    I am obsessed with this idea. A few simple cubes gives you enough tabletop room to put a lamp or an alarm clock next to your bed, but the shelves underneath also provide extra room for things you need right in the AM or for fun decor.

  5. Playroom Organization

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    What a simple way to keep the playroom organized! After an afternoon of playing, that room can be pretty messy, but having easy-to-access storage is the first step to keeping your playroom as neat as possible.

  6. Entertainment Center

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    Storage cubes make perfect DIY entertainment centers. The shelves provide the ideal place to hold DVD players, records, or DVDs themselves!

  7. Changing Table

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    Make your own changing table with a few sets of cubes! This way you can have all the supplies you’ll need close at hand. Just make sure the cubes are tall enough so that you’re not hurting your back every time a diaper needs to be changed.

  8. Baseboard Storage

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    Small bedroom? You’ll need to utilize your space as best you can. Storage cubes set up in creative ways can be a huge help, and it doesn’t get more creative than this storage baseboard!

  9. Kitty Kingdom

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    If the cubes are removable (meaning they separate from one another) stack them on top of one enough at some fun angles. Then, cushion the bottom of each cube and you’ve got a DIY playground your cat will adore.

  10. Clothes Organization

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    Finding clothes that are shoved down into your drawers can be tricky – but not if you use storage cubes to keep your clothes organized! Think of this as an open-faced dresser where you can easily locate any t-shirt you want. Magic.

  11. Office Desk Storage

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    This is ingenious! Save desk space and put some cubes along the side of your office desk. This way, you can store anything you need where it can be easily reached but stay out of the way.

  12. Mud Room Cubes

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    The mud room can get disastrous, with shoes EVERYWHERE. Keep things in check by adding some storage shelves for shoes to be put away in. Never trip over your kids’ shoes coming home again.

  13. Rustic Porch Storage

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    For some porch decor/storage, jazz up your plain cubes and use them as outdoor furniture. Try adding a distressed wooden top or painting your shelves to bring a little life to your porch.

  14. Bathroom Storage

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    No bathroom closet? No problem! Keep towels and other toiletries stowed away inside some nifty storage cubes.

  15. DIY Coffee Table

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    Looking for somewhere to store your odds and ends while still looking fashionable? Try a tall set of storage cubes as a couch-side coffee table. We love the wooden top they put on these – it makes these cheap cubes a functional accent piece.

  16. Laundry Room Storage

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    So much laundry, so little time. To keep the flow of laundry quick and smooth, keep the laundry room organized with some well-placed storage cubes. Hold detergent, dryer sheets, even store loads that are waiting to go into the washer or dryer.


Do you use storage cubes in a brilliant way? Share your idea in the comments section below!