There’s nothing like trying to get something done in an unorganized home. It may seem like there are 50,000 projects to do and you have no idea where to start. Sometimes, a major overhaul isn’t necessary, if you can optimize your space in a way that fits you. Here are 5 Ways to Add Storage into Your Home:
Elevate Your Bed
One easy way to create more space in a bedroom is to upgrade to a bed with storage underneath. With the current trend of functionality in home furniture, there are several styles of bed frame with built-in storage that can include cubbies, drawers, or cabinets. A simple way to create more space without purchasing a brand new bed frame is to raise the bed. Many bed frames have a low clearance to the ground, which will not allow for larger storage bins to fit underneath. There are blocks that can be placed under the feet of the bed to add a small 3-4in lift that allows more space underneath. Using a bedskirt can also help hide under the bed storage.
Bookshelves & Cubbies
When you compare a small table to a bookshelf, the surface areas to hold things is typically greater for a bookshelf than a table because of the various levels. If you’re looking for a way to create an organization system for the whole family, get a three-tiered shelf. The bottom shelf is for the kids, and can include baskets for easy organization, the middle shelf is shared family space, the top shelf is for mom & dad. To double up the shelf space in one area, a second the tiered shelf can me mounted on the wall with adjustable bracket hanging tracks.
Hanging Wall Hooks and Fixtures
It’s helpful to move storage off of the floor and countertops and on to the wall for an even higher level of organization. Hanging small baskets in the kitchens and bedrooms can offer a home for keys, mail, pets supplies, and small knick-knacks to provide more countertop space. Hanging hats and long jewelry on the wall in the bedroom or bathroom will help with organization and get your favorite pieces out in front of you to wear more often than tucked away in a drawer.
Optimizing Bathroom Space
There are several relatively easy installations that can accommodate an overcrowded bathroom. Installing an under-the-sink cabinet will offer a tall, hidden space. If you’re still needing more space, mounting a cabinet or series of shelves over the toilet or towel rack can also increase surface area. If you have open shelves, small baskets or organizers can help keep the area looking neat and clean.
Over the Door Organizers
Do not underestimate the space and freedom an over-the-door organizer can offer. Whether you prefer to use a multi-hook hanger or a full-length shoe organizer, you will be surprised how much stuff the back of a door can hold. This is a great place to store shoes, scarves, jewelry, purses, backpacks, jackets, etc.
There are hundreds of ways to create an organization system in your home and the cost can vary greatly. While it’s definitely accessible to do most of the organization yourself, if you would like assistance in creating a custom in-home organization system, reach out to Bright Star Handyman Service for a free consultation!