Regardless of the size of your house, at some point or other, you’ve probably wished for more storage space. This rings true especially for those with smaller rooms, cabinets, and closets. Sometimes having a more minimalist approach can be beneficial to help with this problem: thinking about only what you need and actually use, rather than piling all that random junk together that you haven’t even thought about using in years.
No, not the band. The tried and true acronym “Keep It Simple, Silly” applies in the most fitting way in the process of organizing and cleansing your home of clutter. Ask yourself what you truly will use in the future. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t needed to use something in over a couple years, the odds are that you won’t need it again. Decide what your priorities and needs are in your life, and keep what is most important and necessary to you.
The same thing that is necessary when city space becomes used up applies here. You maybe have taken up your spare floor space, but you most likely can still fit things in a more vertical fashion. You can even put shelves up that storage bins and containers could fit into, so that every inch of available space is completely maximized. This also applies to hanging closet organizers on the backs of doors, hanging garment bags to store things in, hanging fabric shelves, and hooks. There is a world of vertical storage options.
Pop a Wheelie
Sometimes there are nooks and crannies that aren’t ideal for showing off or sprucing up, but would be a prime place to put rolling shelves, bins, or caddies in. Wheels make storage come to you. Instead of crouching down and climbing under that set of stairs or your bed, place a container there that will do all the work for you.
Stressful storage doesn’t have to be a reality. Put these ideas into motion so that your house (and your life) can be more organized.