Pro Tips for Increasing Storage Space in Your Home

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Plus – no room for monsters under the bed!

Finding more space in an apartment is an uphill battle at best, but to some extent you expect that with the apartment to apartment moving life, but what about when you finally settle in a home for the long-term? In this case finding yourself coming up short with storage space is a very big issue.

Fortunately even in a small home you have several options in order to increase your storage and decrease the clutter. Read on to learn more!

Tip 1: Look at Storage Beds

One thing to look at are storage beds. While the cute ones built for children like the picture in this post shows might be the most common, there are many storage bed designs that work specifically for full adult-sized beds. These can be bought in some stores or there ae even plenty of designs online for high-quality models.

This means the under the bed area that doesn’t serve any purpose can now suddenly hold all of your clothes, have drawers for jewelry, or even book shelves. This not only adds storage to an area that isn’t normally used but that also opens up other areas of your room for different storage or design options.

Tip 2: Use storage chests for side tables

Instead of going for your normal end tables or picking up a clunky coffee table, focus on storage chests. These can be used to store books, winter wear, or other materials that need storing. Just toss on a nice little table cloth or doily, and it works great as a table, provides a great aesthetic, and suddenly all that otherwise empty space is storing things for you.

Tip 3: Look for other storage-based furniture pieces

Many companies recognize the importance of proper storage space, and you will find that with the right old pieces of furniture, they were built for careful storage space as well. Having a storage ottoman is a popular choice, since this can go with a fancy looking living room set while acting as a foot rest, seating for guests, all the while while the middle can hold blankets, pillows, or other important pieces.

Tip 4: Look for places to add shelving

Book shelves are a common way to add space, but you don’t need to imagine a large space from the floor on up! Look for areas on bare walls where even a shelf or two can be put up, or consider lofting shelves from the ceiling in small bedrooms. There’s plenty of space to be used – all you have to do is find it!

I know from experience that it can take some time to figure out the right combination, but if you add a little creativity to even the smallest dash of handyman skill and you will find yourself in great shape with all your stuff safely stored!

 

 

 

Shane

Shane

Shane knows a thing or ten about moving. Since taking off for college at 17 he has moved over 50 times to more than a dozen states, including the Last Frontier of Alaska. During that time he's figured out the ins and outs of quality inexpensive storage, the importance of careful planning, and how to carefully ship even the most delicate items. He also enjoyed helping with packing, moving, and shipping of antiques for his parents' antique store. When he isn't sharing storage and moving advice, he's working on his next novel and, perhaps not surprisingly, eyeing his next move.
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Shane knows a thing or ten about moving. Since taking off for college at 17 he has moved over 50 times to more than a dozen states, including the Last Frontier of Alaska. During that time he's figured out the ins and outs of quality inexpensive storage, the importance of careful planning, and how to carefully ship even the most delicate items. He also enjoyed helping with packing, moving, and shipping of antiques for his parents' antique store. When he isn't sharing storage and moving advice, he's working on his next novel and, perhaps not surprisingly, eyeing his next move.