Storing vacuum and steamer when short on closet space

I am short on closet space. My steamer & vac are tucked in a corner but I would like to hide them from visitors! Any suggestions?
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  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 09, 2016
    Do you have a garage? Or a bedroom that your guests won't see?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 09, 2016
    Do you have a basement where you can hang them on the wall going down? Thats what I ended up doing with my mops etc.

  • William William on May 09, 2016
    If the corner is the only place you have to store, you could get a narrow or one panel of drape that has a pattern or looks like a tapestry and hang it from the ceiling. Get a narrow hollow core door, plywood, boards, paint a design that fits with you decor and lean that in the corner.

  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on May 10, 2016
    Amazon and EBay sell vacuum covers for upright vacuums. If you just can't hide them , make them part of your decor. Use the image as inspiration and make your own.

  • SBlizzard SBlizzard on May 10, 2016
    I made a narrow three panel screen for my daughter's apartment. Painted one side distressed cream and the other side with chalkboard paint. Worked great to hide her vacuum and broom and didn't take up much space.

  • Mother Mother on May 10, 2016
    If you're handy with a sewing machine, and your vacuum cleaner is an upright one, dress it up like a maid. So funky and amusing there's no need to hide it. Am I right in thinking your steamer is a similar size/shape? A pair of maids, then, or maid+ butler. Or let your imagination run riot and dress as your favourite film star pairing. Lots of pix on the internet if you google. Take inspiration from the 2-dimension wooden 'valets' of the 1930s.

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    • Martha Partridge Martha Partridge on May 19, 2016
      @Mother I reply about pinterest. Thanks

  • Susan Susan on May 10, 2016
    I think I would build or purchase one of those 3 panel screens. If you built it yourself you could make it as high as you wish and use fabric to match your decor. Or perhaps use of those reed-type blinds in the frame?

  • Susan Susan on May 10, 2016
    Also wanted to add...I have a BIG ol' sheddin' maniac dog so my vacuum lives in the middle of wherever I stopped using it. It's part of the landscape after all these years. HaHa!

  • Carolyn Carolyn on May 14, 2016
    oh, we have so much in common; few closets here also. I'm not sure if you have a handyman around; but, if you do here ia an option. go to a second hand store and purchase an older style tv entertainment center with doors and remove the shelving. I love how it turned out; plus a nice looking piece of furniture. the bottom doors had glass in them I had my spouse remove them and have curtains inside the bottom door, with tiny curtain rods; this unit just happen to have had 4 doors; but two doors will do.