Finding extra storage in our homes is something we all struggle with. We do like our stuff, so much so that there are television shows about storage locker auctions and hoarding. Decluttering is something we could all probably do. And the New Year is a great time to go through our homes and try to organize and declutter our spaces. Taking it room by room, closet by closet and shelf by shelf can make the task seem less daunting. Even our kitchen cabinets need to be sorted through and decluttered at least once a year.
Once you’ve cleaned out your space, finding storage for what you have left can still be a challenge. Cabinets and bookshelves are the go to places to store the objects of our lives. Baskets and bins on the floor are other popular options. Built-in cabinets and shelves are a more permanent option for additional storage in living and bedrooms. All of these storage options can provide you with standard storage in most rooms of your home.
Additional storage spaces can be created if you think outside the box, or shelf as it were. Think about wall mounted inset medicine cabinets that keep products off the counter and floor. These cabinets use the gaps between the wall studs as additional storage space in the bathroom. This idea can work in other areas of the home too. Nooks and crannies can be created out of the space under the stairs or in walls in a family or playroom.
Think creatively and you just might find a bit more extra storage in your home.