Store DVD or Video Game cases in boxes that look good and keep things organized. Set up separate boxes for kids' movies, parents' movies, and video games. Label each box so the cases get put back in the right spots.
DIY: PVC Pipe Shoe Storage - so fun and so simple, could easily spray paint or cover in fabric or paper too. maybe a horizontal layout of two rows or something. I think this would be good for garage "yard shoes" storage
27 Ways To Rethink Your Bed: Bed in a Closet. Also check out the Roll-Away Bed under a Platform; Cool way to quickly tidy up a small space, and keep pet hair off the bed! Maybe put a little reading or office space on top on the bed?