It is common to feel like you have more stuff than you do storage. Here are a few ways to eliminate clutter and maximize storage space to get your home organized:
Get Rid of Stuff
The first step to maximizing storage is getting rid of things you don’t need or use. Learning how to declutter is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Break it down into a room-by-room project and work quickly when deciding what stays and what goes. If you have items in good condition that you no longer need or want, donate, consign or pass them on to someone who could make use of them.
Pick the Right Storage Solutions
Good storage helps create more space, streamlines getting organized by grouping like items, and makes things easier and faster to find. The number one choice professionals recommend is clear, plastic containers. Non-transparent storage solutions like baskets and boxes, on the other hand, are good for living spaces.
Easy to Reach
Remember the saying “out of sight, out of mind?” The space between your shoulders and knees is “prime real estate” when it comes to storage. Frequently used items should be stored where you can easily see them. Heavier containers should be at waist level, so they’re easy to pick up and move if necessary.
Many closets lack sufficient shelving and drawers. Modular inserts are terrific for storing everyday essentials. Shelving is perfect for clear plastic containers or baskets.
Double Your Closet Space
Many people default to a one-rod closet, but adding one or two second rods will double your hanging space for shirts and pants. If you want a super quick fix, purchase one of those rods that hang off the existing one.
This is a storage solution many people overlook. Do you have cabinets and bookshelves with adjustable shelves? Rearranging them to get rid of “dead space” can make a huge difference. Consider buying additional shelves, too, if you’re storing a lot of smaller or shorter items.
Celebrate Your Organizational Accomplishments
A home organization job well-done deserves a pat on the back and a refreshing cold drink on a nicely shaded porch or patio. Retractable awnings are the perfect choice for removing the sun’s glare, reducing heat and providing a cool, comfortable place to stretch your legs.
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