No matter the size of the home, almost any homeowner wishes he or she had more space. Unfortunately, it’s not always feasible to add more storage space in your home, but luckily there are ways to maximize every nook and cranny. Even better, many of these ideas are budget-friendly. In the end, you might find that you have more storage space than you originally thought.
- Get rid of what you don’t need. You probably have items hidden away that you didn’t even know you still had. Got a junk drawer in the house? Go through and see what can be thrown out. Have a shirt you haven’t worn in three years? Donate it. Deciding what you can get rid of should always be the first step before deciding where other things should go.
- Let your furniture double as storage. If you’re buying furniture for your new home or replacing outdated furniture, look for items that have storage, like a coffee table with shelving underneath. A storage chest is an attractive alternative to plastic bins. Plus, storage bins could actually take up more space.
- Add height underneath the bed. Bed risers are an affordable, easy way to create more storage space without sacrificing square footage.
- Use your space strategically. Store things based on how often you use them. For example, the Christmas decorations can go up on the higher shelves. Things you use more frequently should be easily accessible.
- Maximize vertical space, especially if you don’t have a lot of square footage.