The two biggest challenges to living in a small space are storage and design. Too many people focus on interior design and neglect their storage needs, but it’s equally important to make sure you have enough room for all your stuff inside and outside of your home. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for storage, there are different solutions depending on what you need to store, how much you need to store, where you live (e.g., apartment vs house), etc. Here are some tips that may help!
Consider Renting Out A Storage Unit
If you have a lot of stuff, but no place to put it, renting out a storage unit may be the solution for you. But before you do that, make sure it’s actually necessary. If your storage unit is mostly empty with just a few things in it, that’s not very cost-effective. Plus, if you are only using 10% or less of your storage space on average each month, there is probably something else you can do to reduce the amount of stuff you need to store without sacrificing too much of your stuff/precious memories/treasured antique mementos.
If you’re considering renting out a storage unit, be sure to compare prices and find the best one that fits your needs. Comparing prices isn’t that difficult today, with answers being just a click away. For example, if you are looking up storage costs in Singapore, all you have to do is a simple google search! There are many different facilities to choose from, so do your research before committing.
Use Wall Mounted Storage Cabinets
If you don’t want to take up room on the floor with storage containers, consider wall-mounted storage cabinets. They can help free up a lot of space and make your room look less cluttered while also making it easier to find things since everything has its own special place. You should at least use wall-mounted shelves or bookcases if you have limited shelf space in your home.
Wall-mounted storage cabinets come in lots of styles and colors and they can be very affordable when compared with custom built-in cabinets or other types of freestanding furniture such as dressers or wardrobes. If you need clothing storage, especially for off-season stuff, hanging rods are a must so get creative about how you store that if you need to.
Use Under The Bed Storage Containers
If you’re living in a house or apartment where there is limited floor space, under the bed storage containers may be an easy way to free up some room. These can help store clothes, shoes, toys and even accessories like belts and scarves (hang long scarves on loops with hooks). If you make use of these types of simple ideas for storing your stuff, it will go a long way towards freeing up more space for living. Just remember that no matter what kind of container you choose, make sure it has enough cushioning to protect your items from damage as much as possible such as dust-proof liners or latex foam inserts. Also, pay attention to how much weight each container can hold so you don’t overload it.
Having More Storage Will Make Your Life Easier
Adding storage to your life doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult because nowadays, there are lots of space-saving options for everyone. It also doesn’t mean you should feel like you must buy all new stuff to use in your home either, it may be cheaper and easier to just repurpose old stuff that isn’t being used into something that can be used for storage. For example, an old dresser could become a work desk (or even a buffet) if the drawers were painted/stained another color and brand new hardware was added. Or perhaps you want more shelving but don’t have the money for it? Why not try to salvage some from a pile of trash and repaint them yourself or have someone else do it for you?
Using simple space-saving storage solutions can go a long way towards making your life more convenient, organized, and clutter-free. Keep these things in mind as you’re decluttering so you can maximize your storage space with minimal effort.
A good way to save money and declutter your home is by using space-saving storage solutions. There are lots of different ways you can do this from wall-mounted cabinets, under-the-bed containers, or even reusing old furniture for new purposes. Be sure to compare prices before renting a storage unit because it may actually be cheaper to store things with friends or family instead of paying for a rental property yourself. It’s also important that any container you choose has enough cushioning in order to protect your items as much as possible, dust-proof liners and latex foam inserts should help keep everything looking like new for longer!