Basements are like an extension of the garage: everything goes in and most of it never comes out. Even a fully furnished space can be easily overwhelmed with junk.
And no, we don't expect you to get rid of all the clutter in one go, but there are ways to make your basement a lot more organized.
In the slideshow below, we round up 13 space-saving basement DIYs, ranging from a built-in bar to shelves for totes and even staircase transformations. These creative ideas will reduce the clutter and help you get control over your empty space.
How do you keep your basement from looking like a cave of wonders? Let us know in the comments below.