When your home starts to feel cramped and cluttered, it can be hard to find storage solutions that fit your lifestyle. Whether you’re dealing with a lack of space due to downsizing or just needing extra storage for seasonal items, there are ways to make the most of what you have without having to move out.
From the storage units Montreal has available to repurposing furniture pieces, here are some tips on how you can reclaim living space in your home when storage is running low.
Declutter By Reorganizing Household Contents
First, take the time to reorganize, declutter and possibly sell your antiques that you don’t want to hang on to. These all go together because we cannot get rid of clutter successfully until we find out how we could manage with or without certain items through rearrangement.
Too often storage solutions involve buying more containers or storage furniture before you even assess what you have.
Take an inventory of what items are taking up too much space in your home and look for ways to reorganize them into more efficient storage solutions. This could mean repurposing furniture pieces or containers that you already have, or simply putting items in storage when not in use.
Rent a Self-Storage Unit
If reorganizing your storage isn’t enough, consider renting a unit for long-term storage of seasonal and rarely used items.
Self-storage units come in various sizes and give you the flexibility to store whatever you need without having to take up additional space in your home. Plus, if you’re downsizing, a storage unit can be a great way to keep items that won’t fit in your new place.
It is not always an option to use outbuildings for extra storage because invariably the shed contains gardening tools and the garage a car or two. Anyway, unless we have the buildings damp-proof our items are better off in a self-storage unit every time. They have climate-controlled conditions, which would prove costly for you to add to an outbuilding.
Finally, look for creative storage solutions that work within the limitations of your living space. This could mean rethinking how containers and furniture pieces are used or using solutions like overhead racks, hanging units, and under-the-bed boxes.
With a little bit of creativity, you can gain space in your home without having to invest in extra storage furniture.
Think about how one piece of furniture could double up and provide two functions. Typically pieces of furniture that allow you to store items inside are going to save space. For instance, a bed that opens up for extra storage or a settee that has drawers underneath. Even, a settee that folds out to become a bed at night.
Look to create fitted wardrobes if you do not have them already because they save a lot of space in the bedroom. They are a feature that will add value to a home.
When it comes to creating more space inside your home, there’s no one-size-pleases-all solution. Taking the time to assess your storage needs, rearrange items you already have, and invest in solutions that fit within the limitations of your living space can help ensure that you make the most of your storage space and reclaim the home you love.
We can only feel comfortable in a home that is not packed to the rafters with items. It can be a health hazard in addition to not being very aesthetically pleasing. If you do not feel happy about your space, then it is within your power to adjust things. Okay, you cannot do it alone and may need to rent out a unit away from your home but it will be well worth the expense to have your essential items within reach again!