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Creating storage in your home can be a lot of fun. Home improvement enthusiasts usually prefer to do the job themselves instead of hiring someone to do it for them. It's fun to work with your hands, learn some new skills, and be able to customize the project to fit exactly what you need and want. Most people complain that their home does not have enough storage. Before you move, consider these home improvement storage projects to create space and have fun in the process.

1) If building is an attractive option for you, then you may consider building a simple trunk to create some storage for your home. Trunks look nice, can double as seats, and give you a few cubic feet of space to store anything from linens to shoes. Trunks or bench seats that open up to reveal storage are popular for bedrooms, bathrooms and home entryways.

2) Another building option is shelves. If you know how to use a router or would like to learn, a bookshelf is a great place to start. Shelves can be used for toys, clothes, books, electronics and more. They are attractive in your home and create space without taking up a lot of space. Shelving installed in your closet is another great way to help keep your closet organized without taking up more space in your home. Smaller shelves are great for little things that don't have anywhere else to go. Expanding or raising the top shelf in your closet can give you a great place for more long-term storage items.

3) If you do raise the top shelf in your closet, you may have room for an additional hanging bar in your closet. Adding hanging bars to the sides of the closet is another way to add some additional hanging space for your clothing. You may also consider placing some low shelves or cabinets in the bottom of your closet for storage, laundry, shoes, or sports equipment. Hanging short items, like women's shirts, all together above the shelves or cabinets will give you extra room to fit them in.

4) Another way to make extra room in your bedroom, linen, or coat closet is to use specialty hangers. You can empty dresser drawers by using specialty hangers to hang ties, belts, scarves, lingerie and swimwear. Use this extra drawer space now for storing things like cameras, chargers, or whatever else is cluttering up your house.

About the Author: Jo Granville is on the staff of Only Hangers, a leading online resource for luxury wooden suit hangers. For more information, please visit