CLEVER STORAGE SOLUTIONS
Get a little creative when it comes to storage and live an organised life free of clutter and headaches!
Whether your space is sizeable or cramped, the issue of sufficient storage space will always crop up as years of accumulated consumerism takes its toll. To alleviate that, you might create more storage spaces, but what if there is no more available space? Here are some clever storage solutions you can try out.
1 Go under
Below floating basins or underneath tall beds; these are the places in your home that are ready to be put to use as storage spaces. Add banks of drawers or floating compartments in spaces underneath these pieces of furniture with ample ground clearance. They stow nicely out of sight, and this helps in ridding your space of visual clutter. Secret under-floor storage can also be built to store valuable items if the base foundation allows for it.
An open and sizeable drawer or wardrobe can be a boon, but they can quickly become cluttered overtime. To prevent that, use special drawer organisers with separate compartments. For a more DIY approach, grab some boxes with a sturdy trim and clip them together to create your own divided storage compartments. Be sure to use boxes or organisers of the right size to maximise the use of your drawer space.
3 Hang out
If overall surface space is limited, why not go vertical and hang up various items on a rack? Things like bags, carryalls, accessories, and clothes can easily be hung from a closet rack or the back of a door with hooks; this means they do not eat into precious floor or closet space. It also puts them at eye level so it is easier when you are trying to put together a look for the day. Magnetic pins or a simple cork board can also be used for smaller accessories, keeping them in one organised space.
4 Go custom
Custom-built storage spaces and furniture pieces are definitely not bank account-friendly, but their bespoke nature means you can get the most out the available space in your home. They can also be made with special compartments and shelving that meets your unique requirements. Custom builds also have a level of fit and finish that bests their pre-made counterparts, blending seamlessly into your interior aesthetic.
5 Up the wall
Put empty walls to good use by turning them into usable storage spaces with drill in solutions. Floating cabinets can be installed on empty kitchen walls above countertops to make space for various kitchenware and cutlery. The space above the door frame can also be home to a shelf for books, decor pieces, and rarely-used items. The best part about wall mounted solutions is that you can go right up to the ceiling, utilising the entire height of the wall.