Many families struggle to find enough space in their homes to store all their belongings and keep their living spaces looking clean and tidy. Kids tend to have tons of stuff, and finding places to keep their toys and books can be challenging.
No one likes to live in a cluttered home with things everywhere, but finding a solution to this problem can be tricky. Unfortunately, with new homes in the United States being built smaller than ever, the issue of space is set to be a bigger issue in the future.
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If you feel like your home is becoming overrun with kids’ toys and that it seems like there is stuff everywhere you look, now could be the perfect chance to take action. Read on for some top tips to help you save space in your family home:
Start by Decluttering
To save space in your family home and reclaim it, it is wise to begin with a major decluttering session. Many people are surprised to find they have many items in their home they don’t use, want, or need, and the only way they discover this is when decluttering.
When you spend so much time in a space, you become so used to items being there you stop noticing them until you make a conscious effort to sort through them. To prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed by the scale of the task involved, it is good to focus on decluttering just one room at a time.
Working methodically will give you enough time to sort out the items you no longer need and to donate or sell them before you move on to decluttering the next room.
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Find a Smart Storage Solution
Many of the bulkier items that take up room in your home are likely to be things you use seasonally. Garden furniture that you only use in the summer, the Christmas tree, and decorations, are just some examples of items you do not need to use throughout the entire year.
Moving these items out of the home and storing them securely is a great way to free up extra storage space. Using small storage units to store these items provides a handy solution to your storage problem and enables you to go back and get the items whenever you need to use them.
Choose Multi-Functional Furniture
When space in your home is limited, you need to think outside the box to make the best use of the space you do have in your property. Choosing multi-functional furniture for your house is an excellent way to create lots of additional storage space and keep your home looking neat, tidy, and free from clutter.
Some examples of multi-tasking furniture include beds with storage underneath and using an ottoman as a coffee table so that you have an extra storage space in your living room for all the kids’ toys. This should help to keep your living room looking really tidy while making the best use of the space.