Storage can be a blessing or it can be a curse, depending on the size of your home or apartment. While saving money on rent, a smaller living space may require you to cut down on the amount of stuff you have simply because there is no room for it. If you want to keep your stuff and still have an open livable space, you will need to get creative with the way you choose to store your items.
Choosing Storage Products
When choosing storage products, you will first want to evaluate your living space. Things such as storage cupboards Ethnicraft® are readily available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and strengths, so it is important to know what your wall can hold as well as what will fit in your color scheme. You can also find products that have hidden storage, such as platform bed frames, ottomans and coffee tables. All of these items will help keep any room in your home organized and clutter free.
When your floorspace is filled with furniture and other items, it may be time to look up to see what type of storage options you have for your vertical space. Walls shelves are a great way to display some of your favorite items. Using vertical space can also mean shopping for furniture that lifts up or folds up against the wall when you are not using it. This can free up plenty of floorspace for parties, dinners and other entertainment events.
Fill in Empty Spaces
There are always some spaces in a home or apartment that don’t really get filled with stuff, but could have storage potential with the right storage solutions. If you have a small nook, for example, with a few shelves on the wall you can turn it into a great book nook. If you have empty space under the stairs, you can turn it into a cozy alcove for studying or relaxing. You don’t have to fill up these odd spaces completely, but it can lead to having a little bit of space for more stuff.
If you have tried all of these options and are still swimming in old dishes, piles or books and your spring wardrobe, it may be time to pair down your belongings. To keep your storage spaces organized, it is important to do a yearly assessment so you can maintain the things you love and donate the things you are no longer using.