Some families manage to live a very simple and minimalist life. Other families end up accumulating a lot of stuff over the years and end up with nowhere to keep it. If you are the aforementioned, you might be in dire need of some storage solutions. Here, we share some storage tips and ideas for a busy family.
Sort it out
Before you do anything else, you need to have a major declutter to get rid of anything you do not need or want. This can be difficult to do because we all want to hang on to stuff for nostalgic purposes or ‘just in case.’ It will definitely be worth it in the long run, however. Make stacks of things that you can give away, recycle responsibly, or maybe even sell. You never know, if you use sites like eBay, Facebook Market Place, and Craigslist, you might end up with a little more cash in your pocket to help pay for future storage solutions. If you have not used or even looked at anything in a while, there is a good chance that you are not going to use it again. If you need help, take a look at the Kon Mari method. If it does not bring you joy or serve a purpose, get rid.
Get a storage unit
Anything large or bulky, or anything you know you need to keep, but you may not use for a while, could probably go to a self-storage facility like mammoth self-storage. They will be stashed securely and totally out of the way, but they will be accessible anytime that you need them.
Consider stacking storage systems
Stacking storage systems are a great way to conserve space as it fits perfectly together. Storage that is built to be stacked would allow you to add more boxes if and when you need them and keep it neatly ordered.
Get creative with hidden storage
All of us have a lot of storage space to use in our homes-we just need to be a little more inventive when looking for it! Under the bed, sofa, and sink spaces are frequently wasted, as are the alcoves and spaces above the stairs and under the stairs. Look around all the rooms in your home to see how you can use them wisely.
Use dividers in drawers
If you open a drawer in your house, we can confidently say it is a bit of a mess, with things stuff stuck in, correct? If this is the case – and it is in the majority of households – you are not optimizing your space. By adding in some easy drawer dividers, you are not only going to make your drawers tidier and easier to navigate, but you are also going to make sure you are using all the available space. You can pick them up from stores like Ikea, or if you are on a budget, a piece of cardboard or even egg boxes will do the job just as well.