Have you ever looked at the garage and wondered where did all that stuff come from? Many people find that slowly accumulating things over the years eats away at functional space and makes storing important items difficult. Though having a yard sale would be one way to lighten the load of clutter, here are few other ways to improve your storage options around the house.
1. Determine Priority Items
If everyone in your home has a hobby, you might find yourself surrounded by all sorts of collectibles, materials or tools. Trying to give everyone enough space for their items can be a challenge. Before you can assign storage options, have each member of the family prioritize their belongings into categories of must-haves or able to be stored for the long-term.
2. Decide on Extra Storage Space
If there is a lot of oversized equipment or items that can be stored for the long-term, consider investing in semi-trailer rental Everett WA or a free-standing storage shed. No matter how much you pair down or organize, there are some items that will require a considerable amount of space, such as kayaks, extra vehicles or boating parts and appliances.
3. Design Custom Storage
There is a lot of unused space in the average home or apartment, and it will take some creativity on your part if you want to take advantage of it. In an apartment, you may not be able to build a new closet, but custom shelving can make your space accommodate more of your things. For those that have a garage, going vertical with storage opens up a lot of space. Use shelving and storage totes or bins that are the same to stack and hold smaller items that need to be accessed more often.
You don’t have to wade through chaos or clutter to get to your items. These storage tips can help you organize your space, making it functional for all.