These Hacks Will Change the Way You Look at Magazine Holders

Who knew that the simple magazine holder was actually the key to getting organized in every room in your house! So many hacks you’ll wish you knew about sooner!


So many fabulous magazine holder storage ideas! I bet you have a magazine holder or two on a bookshelf somewhere in your home filled with magazines, or papers. But did you know that you can use that simple magazine holder to help you organize a ton of other things?

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Magazine Holder Storage

I bet you have a magazine holder or two on a bookshelf somewhere in your home filled with magazines, or papers.

But did you know that you can use that simple magazine holder to help you organize a ton of other things?

Like your purses, or your pens, or even your potatoes?

Keep on scrolling for 19 different ways you can put the simple magazine holder to work to help you get organized!

1 | Clutch Organizer

Clutch OrganizerIf you have so many clutch organizers that you forget which ones you have then try this clever storage hack. Use clear magazine holders and store them on a shelf in your closet.

Clutch Organizer by Perpetually Chic

2 | Bullet Journal Storage

Bullet Journal StorageWe have a lot of bullet journal fans around here so when I saw this hack I knew you would want to see it! What a cute way to store your journals as you complete them!

Bullet Journal Storage by whitesugardesigns

3 | DIY Greeting Card Organizer

DIY Greeting Card OrganizerHow’s this for being super organized! Buy a range of greetings cards at the start of the year and store them in this cute DIY magazine holder. Then whenever you need a birthday card or a get well soon card you know exactly where they are!

DIY Greeting Card Organizer by 365 Designs

4 | DIY Pen Storage

DIY Pen StorageSpeaking of bullet journals, if you have a lot of pens that you want to be able to select from easily this wooden pen storage unit would be a fabulous storage solution right? Only problem is there’s no tutorial, but it should be pretty easy to put together with some MDF squares with holes drilled in for the pens right?

DIY Pen Storage by My Clay Fantasy

5 | Water Bottle Storage

Water Bottle StorageIf you are looking for a way to store your plastic water bottles in your cabinets try this. You can see which one you need and they won’t all fall out or roll away!

Water Bottle Storage by Better Homes & Gardens

6 | Recipe Holder

Recipe HolderOh here’s a magazine holder hack for those of you who are always collecting recipes from magazines, or writing out family favourites that have been passed down. It looks great and I love how everything is categorized so you can find what you need easily.

Recipe Holder by Simply Organized

7 | Gift Wrap Organization Station

Gift Wrap Organization StationOh boy gift wrap is my nemesis. I can never store it away properly and then my son gets hold of the paper and uses it to wrap up his toys! This gift wrap station is genius! Just look at those bows and papers all neatly stored in a magazine holder. Make sure you click through to see how she stores the gift wrap rolls and ribbons!

Gift Wrap Organization Station by I Heart Organizing

8 | Produce Organizer

Produce OrganizerIf you’re looking for clever kitchen storage ideas try this one. No more chasing onions and potatoes across the counter – and they stay fresh too!

Produce Organizer by Mimi’s Crafty World

9 | Tin Can Organizer

Tin Can OrganizerOh and while we’re in the kitchen make sure you pop one of those holders in the cabinet to store your mini cans in!

Tin Can Organizer by PBJ Stories

10 | Router Storage

Router StorageOh yes, that’s just so much nicer than looking at the actual router right??

Router Storage by Design OCD

11 | DIY Packet Spice Organizer

DIY Packet Spice OrganizerI often have readers ask about the best way to store spices in their kitchen and if you use a lot of packets this is the perfect solution for keeping them corralled in a drawer!

DIY Packet Spice Organizer by The Kitchn

12 | DIY iPad Dock

DIY iPad DockOk so this hack involves a magazine rack rather than a magazine holder… but don’t complain because it’s pretty clever right?! And so much cheaper than buying an actual tablet charging station!

DIY iPad Dock by 100 Things 2 Do

13 | Hot Iron Storage

Hot Iron StorageWhether you have a hot iron, straighteners or curling tongs this sure is a clever way to store them away in your bathroom or closet.

Hot Iron Storage by Seventeen

14 | Wedding Planning Engagement Gift Basket

Wedding Planning Engagement Gift BasketLove, love, love this! I’m always saying if you’re making a DIY gift basket to make sure that the “basket” is as useful as what’s inside. And this wedding planning gift set is the perfect example! I love how they decorated the file holder with a photo and that cute message!

Wedding Planning Engagement Gift Basket by Ruffled

15 | Eye Shadow Storage

Eye Shadow StorageHere’s a way to put that magazine holder to good use on your dressing table, to store your oversized eye shadow palettes!

Eye Shadow Storage by Sparkle and Mine

16 | DIY Yarn Storage

DIY Yarn StorageThis one is for all our crochet loving readers who have been looking for a DIY yarn storage solution! The only question is how many magazine holders will you need for your yarn stash??

DIY Yarn Storage by Laughing Purple Goldfish

17 | Knuff Mail Station

Knuff Mail StationAnd this one is for those of you who love a good old IKEA hack! When is a Knuff file holder not a file holder? When you join four together and make a clever mail station of course! Just what you need in your kitchen command center!

Knuff Mail Station by IKEA Hackers

18 | KNUFF Transformable Coffee Table

KNUFF Transformable Coffee TableOr why not go the whole hog and turn those Knuff magazine files into a coffee table! And not only does it have built in storage but you can change the shape of it too! Crazy!

KNUFF Transformable Coffee Table by IKEA Hackers

19 | DIY Magazine Holder

DIY Magazine HolderAnd just in case you’re wondering how on earth you are going to afford all of the magazine holders you’ll need to put all of these hacks into action, don’t worry. Here’s a quick tutorial to show you how to make your own by upcycling an empty cereal box!

DIY Magazine Holder by A Little Craft in Your Day


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