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DIY Storage Ideas

If you’re reading this, the chances are you’re a thrifty lover of bargains, just like the other six million Preloved members out there. Searching for bargains can mean that, unless you own a large manor house or have a spare shipping container in the back yard, you can run out of space quickly, especially if you often take full advantage of the wonderful Freeloved section of the site. That’s why we’ve brought you some top DIY storage ideas for your home.

DIY Storage Ideas Using Second Hand Materials

Wooden Pallets

Wooden pallets as storage!

There are often plenty of wooden pallets advertised for free on Preloved. These can be transformed into beautiful shelving units, chests, even wine racks! There’s no end to how creative you can be with these free materials.


Ladders as storage solutions!

With a little bit of DIY, wooden ladders can be transformed into storage spaces that are effective and look brilliant simultaneously! A lick of paint (and maybe even a shabby chic effect) will make your ladders fit perfectly with your room


Frames as storage solutions!

Don’t have any pictures to put inside your beautiful vintage frames? Well then use them to display your jewellery or store your nail varnish! Both quirky and decorative!

Alternatively, why not also try storing your jewellery underneath a painting for truly creative artistic flare!

Using a painting as storage for jewellery!

…You can even store toilet paper in frames. The possibilities just keep ROLLing in.

Frame toilet roll holder


Pipes as storage solutions!

If you can get your hands on some spare piping, whether it be copper piping, steel piping, or thick plastic tubes, there are tonnes of DIY storage solutions to be made.

Get ideas about wooden pallet upcycling here, and more storage inspiration from the Preloved Pinterest board!

All images sourced from Pinterest

Adele Gardner

Adele Gardner

Creative Writer

Adele is a creative writer for Preloved. She loves literature, travelling, baked goods and is always hunting for new music.