Wednesday, February 15, 2023 / by Sonya Reiselt
It can be a never-ending struggle to keep your Beaufort home clean and organized. Maximizing storage space is one of the best ways to achieve that goal. Most people know the importance of storage in kitchens and bathrooms, but they may neglect other areas of their homes.
Imagination, patience, and inspiration can help you create more storage space in your house. Consider these creative methods:
1. Organize your closet and cabinets
If your storage spaces are getting cluttered, don't settle for makeshift solutions. Instead of shoving everything in drawers and cabinets without considering how to order the items, use organizers to help you keep everything neatly sorted.
2. Transform the doors
Any room, such as a bedroom, bathroom, or laundry area can have shelves installed over the door. They will keep your things organized and well-stored while preventing clutter on the floors or countertops. In addition, most of them are easy to install.
3. Use upper kitchen cabinets
You can install a dish-drying cabinet above your kitchen sink and use it as an extra surface to dry dishes. This will free up counter space, which is especially useful in small kitchens where such spaces are at a premium.
4. Take advantage of your coffee table
If your living area needs extra space for larger objects, a coffee table with storage can provide it. For example, you can use such tables to keep away kids' games or notebooks.
The coffee table can be a focal point in your living room, providing not only a place to rest drinks and magazines but also much-needed extra storage.
5. Organize the shed, cellar, and attic
Many of our options for storage are limited by the spaces in our homes that were designed to hold certain items. These areas have become catch-alls for unwanted furniture and other stray stuff.
Take the time to go through the items stored in these locations to get rid of anything you don't need. Then, to make things more organized, consider adding shelving, using bins, or looking into other storage containers.
6. Utilize vertical racking
Vertical shelving can be used in open areas and other inventive ways, such as on the backs of doors, as we mentioned, in addition to cabinets and closets. In general, vertical shelving makes it possible to store more things while preserving the space that is used at eye level and below.
7. Garage area
A well-designed garage offers plenty of storage, but it may quickly become cluttered without an intelligent strategy. Maximize your garage's space by installing built-in shelving, then add appropriate storage systems for your family. The overhead garage storage racks can be added for tool space and to keep other items.
To free up more floor space for parking cars or working on projects, outdoor enthusiasts can use an overhead pulley or rack system to store their bikes, kayaks, and accessories.
8. Hanging and hooks
To clear up closet space, hang coats and hats on the peg rail beside the front entrance. If you don't have enough room in your laundry closet, peg rails can store home cleaning products like brooms and half brushes. Overall, ensuring everything is aesthetically acceptable is the key to adding extra storage space while keeping your home fashionable.
9. External storage
A bench with built-in storage is ideal for gardening supplies, outdoor seating cushions, and blankets for chilly evenings. Permanent benches that match your decking are an option, as are sturdy outdoor storage bins that you can move around as needed.
In many cases, furniture placement can be a barrier to creating space. Still, if you have more room to work with, you can figure out a method to make it work.
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