Re: No space anywhere
If you find that your base cabinets are too deep and stuff gets lost in the back, you could outfit them with deep, full length drawers that ride on "full extension" glides. Then, you can simply pull the drawer all the way out to get the stuff in the back. Some people prefer systems that use a wire basket instead of a wooden box as the drawer.
Also, look for unused space that isn't traditionally thought of as storage space. For example, a planter shelf or space above cabinets (especially if you have a vaulted ceiling) could be turned into cabinets for long-term storage.
You might be able to hang some shelves from the ceiling of your garage, above where the hood of your car sits.
In your bedroom closet, put some shelves under part of the hanger bar; there will still be room for shirts above the shelves, and to the side where there are no shelves you can still hang longer things like dresses and slacks.
You could put a long, narrow table behind the sofa. Get one with solid ends to hide the space. Use it for home decor and a lamp or two on top. Then use the space under it for storage. You'll have to move the couch to get to it, but it might work.
You might be able to convert attic space above a garage into storage by installing pull-down stairs. Be careful not to overload this space, as it probably hasn't been engineered for storage. Also, don't store anything here that would be negatively affected by extreme heat (120-150 degrees or more) or freezing temperatures.
And the last piece of advice: do you really need it? Most of us just have too much stuff. There is a principle that the wealthiest people are those who have learned to do with less.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.