8 Basement Organization Tips and Storage Strategies

8 Basement Organization Tips and Storage Strategies


Spring is the season for getting serious about basement organization. These basement storage ideas will keep every room looking tidy all year long (so you won’t have to work so hard next spring)!

  • Sort the clutter – You don’t want to store what you don’t need, so the first step is to sort everything you don’t want to keep into three piles: the stuff you want to donate, the stuff you want to ditch, and the stuff you want to sell.


This basic basement shelf provides more basement organization opportunities in the bathroom.

  • Plastic storage units make it easy to identify the contents inside but leaving them all over every room in the basement is tacky. Try to keep all plastic containers confined to a single basement storage room. These basement storage room ideas demonstrate how to organize a basement the right way.

Ideally, only one room in your basement should look like this – not all of them.

  • Furniture Placement – Furniture should be kept three inches away from the walls to prevent any moisture damage (however likely).
  • If you ever have an emergency in the basement, organization is key. Hang a flashlight over the fuse box so you won’t have to fumble in the dark if the lights go out. Make sure the fuses are labeled with a permanent marker. Install basement access doors to quickly get to important infrastructure.
  • Clean all basement appliances (refrigerators, washers & dryers, dishwashers) and make sure they are completely dry before using. The washer and dryer doors should be left open a little to keep the air circulating (which prevents mildew from growing).
  • Air out your basement (and its items) at least once every three months to avoid foul odors. Use a dehumidifier to help control the moisture levels.


Basement remodeling is the best way to organize your basement and implement stylish new storage features. Contact BasementRemodeling.com today to learn more about how we can keep your basement looking beautiful for generations to come.


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