Everyone could use more storage space. Unfortunately, while most people can easily come up with things to store in it, most people can’t easily come up with the space. The good news is that finding room for additional storage space is easier than you think. You just need to get a little creative and make better use of organizing techniques. Here are our five favorite ways to increase your available storage space.
1 – Look Up
For homes with high ceilings, additional storage could be as simple as looking up. All that tall wall real estate is perfect for adding shelving and cabinetry. Try lining your walls with bookshelves, freeing up your current bookshelf space for other kinds of storage. Or hang cabinets to put away rarely used items that don’t have to be taken down/put up often. This is ideal for putting away winter clothes in preparation for the summer, or vice versa.
2 – Look Down
Taking the opposite approach of tip number one, you can look down for additional space. Simple tricks, like elevating your bed-frame by a couple of inches for additional storage space underneath, or building shelving or cabinets under decorative tables, can quickly add up to a lot of spare storage space.
3 – Add Some Organization
A lot of people have existing storage space that simply isn’t organized very well. Adding organizational elements like dividers, bins, extra shelving, or hanger bars can add tons of storage room to any house. Look under sinks and in closets for organizing opportunities.
4 – Finishing Touches
Completing an unfinished attic, basement, or garage can be a great way to add space to any home. When it is in its unfinished state, many people simply make piles in these spaces without regard to good organizational or space-saving principles. By finishing these spaces, you will have far more manageable storage space than you previously thought. As a bonus, you can move the stuff out and house-guests in if friends drop by for an extended visit.
5 – Extend a Wall
This is the most extreme organizational tip, but if you have a large open room and need extra storage space, consider extending a wall to create a new closet. This works especially well in large bedrooms where extra walk-in space might be much less important than extra hanger space. If you have wide hallways near your front door, consider building a mini vertical shoe closet for a quick way to gain some more room.
The professionals at Handyman Matters can help you increase your storage space and create more room for you to work with! Call us today at 1-866-FIX-MY-HOME or enter your zip code above to find a location near you!