Do you ever feel like your house is simply stuffed to the gills? Or find yourself frequently looking for some new way of organizing your closets, wondering how to best use your storage space? Do you ever feel like you are always organizing but never actually getting organized? Here are some ways to go about it.
Get Furniture That Multitasks
Furnishings that look great and provide extra storage space are a smart choice when your home lacks closet space. Pieces like storage ottomans, tables with drawers and/or shelves, small chests, trunks, or freestanding cabinets offer perfect places to stash throws, games, magazines, extra linens, or other items that you use often. Even though e-readers are becoming increasingly popular and there’s less need for book storage, bookcases are still great for displaying and storing other items. Some modular units have compatible drawer inserts and doors, so you can customize your bookcase to keep parts open for display, and create hidden storage for other items.
Look for Unused Space
When storage space is limited, think outside the closet. Add risers to raise your bed frame a couple of inches, and use the space underneath to store seasonal linens or clothes in low-profile soft-sided or hard plastic containers. In kids’ rooms, under the bed is a great place to store board games or other flat, bulky toys. There are a variety of racks, organizers, and hooks to add storage behind doors, and unused space in deep cabinets or closets can be made accessible with Lazy Susans or totes on wheels.
Don’t Pile Up
When dealing with open storage spaces, everything often ends up in a big heap, and valuable space is wasted. In these areas, use containers to help break up and define storage spaces to make them more user-friendly. Adding wire shelving to create specific sections in your closet maximizes the space you have, so you can store more. Use stackable totes or boxes to take advantage of tall, wide, or deep spaces in closets or garages. Shelf dividers allow you to securely stack soft items like sweaters, towels or blankets and efficiently use vertical space, and small baskets or organizers create more room in drawers, and keep them neat.
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