I’ve been working on a few details around my home that needed some attention, and all of them were storage related. So I thought it was pretty funny when Sofia Lewis sent me a guest post to share with all of you called Clever Storage Solutions at Home. I thought it was even funnier when I read it and realized that everything she was talking about was everything I had just done, ha! So, without further ado, here’s Sofia:
Having more free space at home is becoming a highly valued commodity. It should come as no surprise either – people have different hobbies, interests and daily routines that require a ton of things they need to find storage solutions for. Thankfully, the market offers a nice set of options to help in the search for more space at home. You can now pick whatever works best for you and it can be fairly easy to implement, too. A lot of the storage solutions can be transformed into do-it-yourself projects around the house, and with enough time and vision, you can turn your home into a real storage unit.
Let’s look at few options that can help you on your quest of finding more storage space.
- Drawer organizers and dividers – if you have enough drawers you may think you have enough space, but chances are that if your drawers are just filled without order, they will soon be overflowing. You will soon find out that you are left with too much stuff and no place in your drawers. To maximize their potential, you should consider using drawer organizers and dividers. These are a smart solution to help you utilize the space in your drawers to the maximum. Your tools, kitchen accessories or whatever else you put inside will be in order and thus you can fill more.
- Door storage – when drawers and cabinets just don’t cut it, or you have no place for them anymore in your house, you can use a simple, yet effective way to give yourself more storage. What you can do is transform doors in appropriate places, such as the closet doors, or one of the doors of your wardrobe to a place where clothes and other light things can hang. What you need to do is simply figure a way out to use the door. For example you can use hooks and pins to hang items or build small shelves to place containers or whatever else you need to and can fit in the space behind a closed door.
- Hanging shelves – if shelves are what you are after, then you can consider adding them where it is appropriate. Shelves can be hung on the wall or ceiling, depending on what you can accomplish in your room and what fits best style-wise. Just consider the type of shelf and what weight it can hold before leaving your stuff on it. Shelves can be made of various material and they can be customized to fit the look you are after.
- Jars and containers – when it comes to small parts, organizing can be a real nightmare. They may be small but really important and for this reason you should be extra careful when it comes to storing such items. Consider jars and other containers to hold them so you don’t lose any of them.
Storage can be made easy and effective if you truly need the space. Often times it is not a question of buying bulky furniture with drawers and shelves, it is about creativity and finding storage solutions in places others deem full.
Thank you, Sofia! These are great ideas, and ones I literally have put into practice! As I said at the beginning of this post, I’ve put these ideas to work around my home!
1. Drawer organizers and dividers I have a work in my kitchen and my office
2. Door storage I have at work in our master bedroom closet, our master bedroom bathroom, my pantry, and my office
3. Shelves I have at work in our garage, our master bedroom closet and my office
4. Jars and containers I have at work in every single room of our house (go figure!)
For me, it’s not about fitting MORE stuff in my home – it’s about properly organizing the stuff in life that is needed, so nothing ever looks cluttered.
What about you? What is your favorite storage solution?
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