Increase Your Home Storage
Updated: Jul 17
How to make it look like you have more storage space
Many people worry about finding enough storage space at home. Whether it’s kids or just adults, everyone accumulates 'stuff'. It’s a hassle, but there are ways you can make it look like you have more storage than you actually do. Here are some helpful hints on how to give the appearance of more space for storage in your home.
Hide The Clutter With Vertical Storage
Standing vertical storage units are perfect for spaces with limited storage space, with or without doors. With doors, you can easily hide your clutter, without doors you can add interest to a room with well-placed items. They’re also great for kitchens and bathrooms. The best part about standing storage units is that you can easily move them around to different locations in your house as your needs change. Once you have one in one spot, you can easily transfer the items to another area. To get started, measure the space where you want to install your storage unit. Add in the length of both sides of the unit and the width of the unit. Now, you can get the measurements of the unit itself. Make sure to factor the depth of the unit into your measurements. They can create a more organised feeling in your home and can be a great way to keep your home looking neat and stylish.
Use Smaller Boxes to Save On Storage
If you’re worried about finding more storage space at home, you might want to try using smaller boxes. Not only can this save you on storage space, but you can also use them as decor items in your home. Instead of storing books, magazines and other items in huge boxes, you can store them in smaller containers. This can be a great way to keep your home looking neat and orderly, while also saving some space in your home.
Use Colour To Create Visual Contrast
Another great way to save space and create visual contrast in your home is to use coloured filling in your boxes. This can be a great way to make your boxes stand out from other items in your home, and it can also be a great way to create visual contrast. This can be especially helpful if you have a mostly monochromatic home because it can help to create visual contrast between items. This can be a great way to make your home a little more interesting.
Don't Store It All In One Place
When storing items in your home, avoid using just one and the same storage location. Especially the garage. If your garage is chock full of items from all sectors of your home, it immediately tellers buyers that there just isn’t enough space. However, at selling time, if you box everything up and store it off site or tidily along one wall of the garage buyers can see that you are in fact ready to move. If you’re not selling, then invest in decent storage and shelving in the rooms where everything belongs. Nobody wants to go the garage to get the blender out for using in the kitchen.
If You Haven't Used It In Months Then Do You Really Need To Keep It? There is a big difference between using something and keeping it around. If you haven’t used something in months, then perhaps now is the time to get rid of it. Be realistic on whether you are going to ever use it again. This can be a great way to save on storage space in your home and can help to keep your home a little more organised. Don’t be weighed down by keeping things you don’t really need. If it’s of use then store it properly in the appropriate room. There’s the old saying ‘A place for everything and everything in it’s place’. A home without clutter not only automatically looks cleaner, it’s also more pleasant to be in for yourself, family members, guests, and prospective buyers down the track.