Imagine having your guests feel like hiking in your home as they climb over or walk around the too many things that you have left lying around. That is exactly what it looks like when space is not managed right.
Being in a room where too many things seem to be in at once can make you feel choked, especially for the claustrophobic lot. So, here are some tips that will have you feeling a lot better about your home.
Throw away, give away
De-cluttering on a regular basis is a key step in maximising storage spaces. The best way to de-clutter your home is to go room by room. And, if rooms are large, or complicated, you should start by breaking them up into zones. Work quickly and decide which items to toss and which to keep. For the items you are getting rid of, there are several good options other than just trashing them; consider donation or consignment.
Most people think in terms of left to right, but don’t discount that space above your head and at your feet. These are great places to store out-of-season, holiday, or little used and worn items.
Organisers and transparent boxes
Clear storage containers will allow you to see inside the container, easily saving you precious time when quickly trying to retrieve an item from storage. A more decorative basket is great for your living spaces like dens and bedrooms.
If you are considering getting something new, try to make sure it can serve multiple functions and is not a duplicate of something you already have. When we bring new items into the house, we should also try to get rid of something else. This is especially true for toys!
If you don’t have room for it or it might complicate or ruin one of your other organisational systems, it shouldn’t come home with you. Be super picky! The clutter isn’t worth it!
Keep the floor clear
Not only does having the floor clear help to tame the clutter, it also makes it easier to sweep, vacuum, etc. because you don’t have to move a bunch of items every time you need to clean.
Let’s face it, we would all love to have a California King sized bed, but do we actually NEED one? You can answer that question yourself; you may be willing to reduce the size if you knew how much space you would free up.
A bed that has drawers below and a bookshelf at the headboard has already combined three pieces of furniture in one. If you decide to use a large piece of furniture, ensure it can house the majority of your storage needs, without having to use other pieces of furniture to block valuable space.
Phew! Now that we have got that sorted out, we hope you make the best of your space by using these tips to manage space at your home effectively.