Here are some handy storage tips to make your room more spacious
If you’re in the middle of spring cleaning or simply want to de-clutter your home, you may be looking for ways to properly store your items. Some of the clothes, shoes and furniture you find while cleaning can be disposed of, while other items can be donated or simply placed in storage until you’re ready to use it again. Here are some practical tips for making your home clutter-free without throwing out the things you need.
Storing your items in containers will keep the items from ending up on the floor or across your tables. Choose containers that give you enough space to store large amounts of clothing or shoes without the threat of overflow. Containers that can be stored under your bed or in the garage make for more open space in your home.
Label Your Storage Items
After you’ve found the proper containers for your things, label each container appropriately. This way, you can go right to the items you need without taking hours to search for what you want. Color-coded labels also make for more organization. For instance, label all the bins that contain kitchen items in one color, and the supplies and furniture that belong in your children’s bedrooms in a separate color.
Utilize Shelf Space
Take advantage of all the shelf space in your home to properly organize your items. Of course, you can also buy removable shelves to create additional storage space. A set of shelves in your home office can help you keep your books and files organized, and shelves in your child’s room provides more space for toys.
Use Double-Duty Furniture
Furniture that serves more than one purpose can reduce the clutter in your home. An ottoman with a removable top is a great place to store magazines and books, and coffee tables with storage space inside make the perfect area for storing seasonal decorative items. You can also find beds for kids rooms that have drawers underneath them and acts as a dresser for their clothing.
Use Vertical Shelves
Using vertical shelves can actually make a space look taller than it is, and works great in the bathroom. Shelves that extend from the floor to the ceiling, or near that, can provide a aesthetically pleasing space for the extras you have laying around. In the bathroom, use it as a decorating tool as well. You can add color to the bathroom by stacking accent colored towels in vertical shelves.
Rent a Storage Unit
If you’ve got an abundance of clothes, sporting goods or other home goods that you don’t use all year round, you can rent a storage space. This will keep clutter out of your home and give you access to the things you need when you need them. A storage unit that is close to your home is ideal so you won’t have to travel far to gain access to your things. This is a great way to get rid of all the extras once you have organized your home and made more room.
If you make cleaning and organizing your home a regular occurrence, you’re much more likely to keep track of everything in your home. This cuts down on stress when you need to find something important and helps you to feel much more relaxed and at ease in your home space.
Informational credit to The Self Storage Place.