Every once in a while, all homeowners face the same issue – they have too much stuff in their house. Things add up over time, and eventually, there is just too much with not enough places to put it. It ends up stressing you out, trying to figure out where to put everything, and deciding which things you are going to keep. If this sounds like you, it’s time to do something about it. By using the 5 tips below, hopefully, you can find some more storage space in your home, and go back to loving your home once again.
Get Rid Of Unwanted Items
One of the first things you should do is take a weekend and go through all of your stuff. More than likely you’ve accumulated some things over the years that you no longer need and now is the perfect time to get rid of them. Doing so will clear up some space in your home right away, and make it easier to organize the rest. As you’re going through your stuff, sort things into piles – the things you’re going to keep, the things you could donate to charity and the things you’re going to throw away. Even if you just complete this step alone your home will already look better.
Add A Closet
A great place to store things is in a closet, but sometimes our homes don’t have enough of them. If this is the case, consider giving your closet a makeover and adding one in. Perhaps there is a section of your room that you could turn into a closet, or you could make an existing closet bigger. This type of work will likely require a contractor unless you are particularly handy, but the end result will be worth it. In the end, you’ll have a brand new storage space in which to keep things and a little less clutter around the rest of the home.
Put Up Shelving or Cabinets
Take a look around your home. Do you have a lot of open wall space? If so, you could easily convert this into extra storage space. By putting up some shelves or cabinets, you create a place that you can store things in a place that wasn’t capable of it before. This makes the most out of the wall and allows you to store things in a place that is easily accessible. Just be sure that you put the cabinets or shelves of properly if you’re going to do it yourself, as you don’t want them falling down on you.
Use An Additional Storage Space Outside The Home
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t find any more space for storage within your home. If this is the case, you’ll have to look outside the home. For starters, you could rent a storage locker near you. With a storage locker, you can keep items there that you won’t need for a while, and rest easy knowing they are safe. Some common items that people put into storage are furniture, old memorabilia, and clothing.
Another option is to put a shed in your yard. With a shed, you can move some stuff that you’ve been storing in the garage – like you’re lawn mower or deck chairs – and put them outside. This clears up room in the garage, which you could then use to store things from the home.
Find Innovative Ways To Store Things
Finally, sometimes you need to be a little creative when it comes to storing things. There are plenty of spots within your home that could be used for storage, you just have to find the right way to access them. You could fit things under your bed, along the walls, or even hang things from the ceiling. Not only can this provide you with more storage, but in some cases, turn into a great design bonus for your home. To get you started, here are some ingenious ways to store things in your home.
Take The Time Now, Enjoy Your Home Later
It’s going to be a bit of a chore getting your home in order, but it will be worth it in the end. Set aside a weekend, go through all of your belongings, and start thinking up some new storage solutions. Once you come up with a plan and have put it into action, be sure you stick with it to ensure that you’re not doing this again in a couple of months. Lastly, don’t forget that clearing out all that clutter can bring out dust bunnies from hidden places so next, it’s time to get the vacuum out. If you really want to stay clean and organized, you can hire a monthly house cleaning service to keep things orderly. This will force you to continue cleaning the home clutter free.