Tips on Increasing Storage in Your Home

The popular saying “out of sight, out of mind” couldn’t be truer. If you can’t see the clutter, you don’t even notice how much is there. This leads many people to store their belongings in closets, hallways, and garages. As a result, they end up with less space and a chaotic mess that never goes away.

Here are a few ways to de-clutter your home and make the most of the space you have available:

1) Don’t Get Cheap Containers

If you are storing clothes or books, make sure you’re not using cheap containers that will break or allow moisture into your stored items. If you don’t have the money to invest in quality containers, keep a keen eye out for deals at yard sales and auctions.

2) Make Use of Under-Bed Storage

A great way to improve your bedroom storage is to utilize under-bed storage. You can use storage boxes or trays, just make sure you keep them covered and you don’t risk losing the covers. There are lots of different container styles that you can use to store your items such as shoe organizers, baskets, and other types of containers.

3) Rearrange the Furniture

If you haven’t used something in a while, the chances are that you’re not going to use it again. The same goes for furniture in your living room or office. If you haven’t used it in a while, don’t just leave it there as decoration – put it somewhere else where that item will be useful.

4) Sell Your Things

If you can’t fit something anywhere else and simply aren’t going to use it, sell it. You’ll make some money and clean up your place at the same time. Many online websites help you do this. Don’t be shy – people want to buy things that are new or gently used.

5) Organize Your Closets

Most closets don’t have enough space for all the clothes being stored. Even if all the items were put in one place, there would be no room for anything else. To avoid this problem, think about how much space you need, and make sure you’re only storing the number of clothes you will wear. Once your closet is organized, it will be easy to de-clutter it.

6) Keep It Simple

Don’t try to over-organize. A great way to do this is to keep things simple. Don’t buy too many clothes or numerous collectable items. Items like this can become hard to use if you don’t have the room for them – and that’s not a good thing.

7) Store Your Things in Boxes

You can organize different types of boxes, but we don’t recommend using plastic containers or wrapping paper. They break down easily and tend to get wet inside due to the air moisture inside your home. Find some sturdy boxes and stack them in your storage areas so they will be easy to access when you need them.

If you follow these tips, you’ll have no problem decluttering your home and making better use of the storage space you already have. Be sure to follow these tips exactly and don’t deviate from the plan. The most important thing is to remember that there isn’t a “right or wrong” way to do it, just a method that works best for you.