Some homes, apartments, cabins, or even campers get low on storage space. While decluttering is usually your first step, there are things you need to keep and find places to store. Keeping things like extra blankets, small kitchen appliances, and dvd movies out in the open or on counters can add to a cluttered look. But where do you put all these things when you don’t have any more closet space?
Here’s a list of things clever people have used to add more storage space to their living space. It’s ok to get creative!
- Baskets: Decorative baskets can help organize and store all kinds of items from movies to crafting supplies.
- Trunks and benches: Select functional items with storage space inside; store blankets, winter gear, photo albums, extra supplies if you shop frequently in bulk.
- End tables, coffee tables, and foot rests: Many models include functional storage space and shelves. Store board games, legos, and magazines inside to reduce your cluttered look.
- Totes: Long, thin totes work great to slide under couches, beds, or other furniture.
- Big Items: Store smaller items inside bigger items to take up less shelf space.
- Shelving: Maximize your shelving space by placing odd-shaped items into boxes that stack so you can take advantage of often wasted space.
- Trunk of your car: If you really need space and you’re someone who never uses your trunk space, consider storing a box of winter or summer gear in your trunk.
- Safety Deposit Box: Is everything you need in your safety deposit box? Are you renting space and not much in there? Store valuable jewelry, irreplaceable movies or pictures, and of course, important documents such as birth certificates, licenses, abstracts, wills, insurance and financial documents, etc. If they’re in a bin in your house, consider moving them.
- Garage: Move softball mitts, cleats, roller blades, umbrellas, scatter rugs, card tables, and other items to the garage if you can.
What other space have you utilized for creative storage space?