Spring is synonymous with cleaning and decluttering. It’s incredibly cathartic to carry out a spring clean, but what happens if you find that you’ve got too much stuff? In this guide, we’ll offer tips to help you solve a storage shortage.
Take advantage of multi-purpose furniture
Multi-purpose furniture is a brilliant investment for homeowners who are short on space and storage. Versatile pieces enable you to create more functional, practical spaces and you can also use storage to prevent clutter and make rooms look larger and brighter. Good examples include coffee and side tables with built-in drawers and TV units with shelves and cupboards for living rooms and beds with pull-out drawers or storage beneath the mattress for bedrooms.
Make use of your wall space
Many of us find that we simply don’t have enough floor space to scatter tubs, crates and boxes for storage. If you struggle to find homes for items like books, decorative accessories or clothes, make use of your wall space. If you have small living areas, or there is a lack of available floor space, you can hang shelves, fit wall-mounted units or even make a feature of open cubby holes or pigeon hole storage. In closets, bathrooms and garages, you can also use hooks and wall-mounted rails to store everything from tools and outdoor clothing to shoes and towels.
Hire storage space
Storage facilities are a brilliant option for people who don’t have enough space to store items that they want to keep, for example, pieces of furniture. You can choose from mini storage units or vast spaces, you can pay for heated rooms and you can decide how long you want to rent your unit for. If you have large items at home that you don’t want to display at the moment, you need space for toys or clothes your children have grown out of, or your attic is full and you don’t want to part with family heirlooms or paintings you’ve inherited, investigate local storage facilities and get some quotes.
Create extra space
This is not a viable solution for every homeowner, but if you’re looking to add value to your home and you need more space, there are several options you could explore. If you’re not afraid to take on a project, you could convert an attic or basement, extend your home or create living space outside. As more and more people work from home, it has become increasingly common to use structures such as summer houses, log cabins and garden rooms to provide workspaces or areas to rest and relax and enjoy hobbies. These additions will enhance value and saleability, but crucially, they also free up space indoors.
Have you run out of space to store your stuff at home? If so, don’t panic! There are solutions. From investing in innovative storage solutions and versatile pieces of furniture and hiring a storage unit to making use of your wall space and extending your home or adding a garden room, it’s worth exploring different options to keep clutter at bay.
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