Are you running out of space in your home? Do you want to find a better way to organize your house, but you have no idea where to start? We give you four helpful tips to get your home looking and feeling more comfortable and still keep your belongings.
Reorganize, Rearrange, and Toss the Trash
One of the first things you can do for a home that needs organization is to get rid of the trash and items you no longer use. Pick one room and begin in this space. For instance, when your cabinets have food items that are out of date, then get rid of these things first. Sort household items into keep, donate and toss piles. Find those clothes that don’t fit anyone in your house and donate what you can. When you get rid of the excess, then take everything out of the room to see what you have. You can use organizers to group like items together and make the space more functional as you put it away.
Go Vertical with Storage Solutions
Do you have small rooms? Not a lot of surfaces to put those knick-knacks? Luckily, you can actually get shelves that go from floor to ceiling to give you more space to store or decorate your home. Instead of stacking, you can use shelves with totes or baskets to make items like remotes, video game controllers, and coasters easy to reach without looking messy. Shelves can be installed into the wall, assembled as a full bookshelf, or even built as inset shelf into the wall. Another tip is to buy dual purpose furniture with hidden compartments for storage. Don’t let any of that empty space go to waste if you’re looking for more storage.
Get a Personal Storage Unit
When you have so much stuff that you have no way to organize it all, then consider renting a storage unit. By packing up your seasonal items, you can move things out of the home that you do not need right away. Storing these items in clear bins with labels for the season, room, or a list of contents can give you the room to decorate and make your house more comfortable. This is also a great place to store collections that don’t get looked at often but you don’t want to get rid of.
Clear Out Your Garage with Shed Space
Do you have nowhere to put your rake, shovel, weed eater, and other lawn equipment? Is your garage looking like a landfill of tools and outdoor supplies? If you have room on your property for a shed, then you can easily clear out that garage to make room for cars and bikes, and have a designated structure for gardening supplies, camping items, tools, and other things that you can’t keep in the house. If you’re an avid gardener, this also will allow you to keep your supplies closer to the actual garden with a designated gardening shed.
There are many ways to organize your home, and if everything has a place and can fit there, then you won’t be stressed by clutter. When you have lots of hobbies and equipment, then you’re often left with a lot of stuff that you can’t just sell or give away. Take these tips into account and see if you can find ways to open up your house so you don’t have to give up your things.