Often, we find ourselves in rental units or homes with limited storage. Investing in remodelling the space and getting new storage fittings may not always be a feasible option. However, this does not mean that there is no way to improvise extra storage with the spaces we already have. Here are a few basic tips to get you started.
Hang/Mount Items on the Wall
You can free up floor space significantly by shifting some items and mounting them on the wall. A good example is tools and gardening equipment which can be organised neatly on garage walls using simple hooks and mounts. Not only does it look appealing, but it creates more room on the floor to be put to other use. Bicycles can also be mounted for extra space and to serve as decor. In the kitchen, pots, pans, serving spoons and spatulas can also go on the wall to free up some space.
Floating shelves are currently trending offering functionality and beauty in one. Their simplistic design makes them suitable in every room, and they provide additional storage for random items around the home. They are easy to install using basic equipment that you probably already own, and there are numerous tutorials online on how to install them. They help store books, toys, magazines, candles, and more. In the bathroom, floating shelves are useful in storing extra linen, toilet paper, cotton buds, and the likes.
Buy Furniture with Storage
If you are moving into a space with limited storage, consider choosing furniture with extra storage. Couches, beds, and ottomans now come in sleek designs with hidden storage underneath to keep extra items such as pillows and bed linen. This storage can help store throw blankets and pillows, extra cables and wiring, indoor shoes, and any other random items that do not have a designated storage spot in the living room.
Storage Bins and Boxes
If you have insufficient shelving and drawers, boxes provide alternative storage in an organised way. It is also a good way to repurpose boxes, crates and bins you may have from other uses. Storage boxes help organise different category items neatly, and the best part is you can stack several of them together, using a small floor surface area to keep multiple items.
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