How to create a storage closet under the stairs

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How to create a storage closet under the stairs
Turn the space under your stairs into a storage cupboard. (Getty Creative)

Using the space underneath a flight of stairs as a storage closet is a common practice; those few extra square feet of space can provide a great deal of organizational power and create an easily accessible location for things like vacuums, brooms, toys, or other objects that are typically stored. Making a storage cupboard under your stairs will take a few minutes of work, and will result in something that will be consistently useful.

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Things you need

  • Broom
  • Vacuum
  • Rags
  • Soap
  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Bookshelf or shelving unit
  • Bins
  • Permanent marker

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Empty out the space under the stairs. Remove any objects that are inside the space and sweep it out with a broom and a vacuum cleaner.

  2. 2

    Wipe down the inside walls with a rag, soap, and warm water. Cleaning the space under the stairs will make it usable for storing frequently used items that shouldn't be dirtied.

  3. 3

    Place a shelving unit or small bookshelf in the storage closet to store small items, excess books or movies, or other items that can be shelved. Purchase a shelf that fits inside your closet but leaves room for the storage of other items.

  4. 4

    Organise the items you want to store in the space under the stairs and place them in bins or baskets. Label the bins with a permanent marker so that you know what is inside them.

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