Are you planning a big spring clean, but have no idea where to store all of your winter and autumn stuff?
You’re not alone.
Lack of storage is a common issue, so it’s recommended that you declutter and organise your stuff at least once every year. Just before your spring clean could be the perfect time for it.
There are plenty of creative storage solutions to help you make the most of your space. Read on for some simple tips to create more storage space in your home:
No storage? Go vertical!
The sky is the limit when it comes to clever storage, so make sure you utilise the space between the ceiling and the top of your furniture. Take bookcases and cabinets all the way up, and use a decorative ladder to hang everyday items such as blankets and towels.
Hide what you rarely use
You probably won’t need summer clothes and fans for another few months, so store them in a space you rarely use, such as under the bed. For a sleek look, invest in a drawer unit that easily slides under your bed.
Get creative with your wardrobe
Make the most of your closet by investing in a clever storage system – think clever shoe racks, closet runners, wire wardrobe shelving and more!
Hang it right
Speaking of your wardrobe, remember to use the floor space. Group your hanging in lengths; short at one end, long at the other end. This will open up open your floor space for shoes and can even allow a small dresser to fit your hanging.
Customise your furniture by tailoring to your specific needs so you can utilise all the space you have. Modify storage nooks, bench seating and shelves so your items will fit perfectly.
Declutter and organise
It is easy to get into the habit of storing items you don’t need in a space such as your guest bedroom. As they say, out of sight, out of mind. But that does mean those spaces quickly become cluttered. Be tough and ask yourself if you really need all the items you are storing. If not, chuck them away or donate to charity.