I came across several fun storage ideas courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens. There were several in the article, but these are my favorites:
A towel rack converted to store sweaters and shoes.
Use drawer organizers to organize game pieces and small games.
No more lost pieces! And so easy to use - just take out the container holding the pieces you want to play with and slip it back in the drawer when you're finished!
This is my favorite! If you're redoing your kitchen, have your outlets built in with covers to hide them! If there's enough room, you can store the cords there, too.
Recycled Paint Cans for Accessible Storage
Clean up used paint cans, decorate if you like, and nail them to the wall for easy access. Great for hats, scarves, gloves, socks, hair accessories, etc.
More clever storage ideas: