If, like most people, you feel as though you have more belongings than you know what to do with, but you can’t bear to part with them, then it is time to assess not how many objects you have, but how you can effectively deal with them. There are many cost-effective solutions that will be able to let you keep your belongings and continue to live a better, more organized life, simply because everything will have an easy to access home.
Invest in External Storage Solutions
When you feel like you are overflowing in clutter, most people would recommend having a clear-out, but sometimes the reason you have so much stuff is that it has sentimental value. If you have lots of belongings that you would like to keep, but they aren’t essential for living, then you would benefit from investing in external storage that can sit in your garden. Nissen Huts provide the perfect solution to give you more space, as it is quick and affordable to set up, but will also guarantee that your belongings stay safe and dry inside. They are made of 100% steel and range in size, depending on your needs and what you want to use it for. You might find that you would rather keep it as storage for boxes, but some people would rather double up the hut as a workshop to get creative.
Take Advantage of Height
Many people think that finding space within their homes is impossible, but this is because they are not considering the vertical space they have. Yes, you may have used up all the space on your floor, but if you look up, you will discover plenty of opportunities. You might be surprised at how much space you uncover. If you have high ceilings, take advantage of all this extra space. Even if you don’t have high ceilings, you can still make the most of the space around you. Start by purchasing floor to ceiling storage, such as wardrobes and shelves, which can store books, ornaments, and favorite momentos that you can’t bear to part with. A tip to further make the most of your space is to store your belongings in different directions; for example, stack books both horizontally and vertically.
Bunk or loft beds are also a perfect way to allow your children some extra space in their bedrooms as it frees up space underneath, which can store furniture or become a place for your children to play.
Change the Layouts of Your Rooms
Sometimes, it is not a matter of having too much in one room; it is more about how you style the room. Take a look at the layout of each room and assess whether it is working with the amount of stuff you have in there. Even if it is a functional room, that doesn’t mean it is making the most of the space around you. You might find that moving a piece of furniture into another room provides you with more space and doesn’t affect the new room at all. Always prioritize the big pieces of furniture and work around them.