Storage Solutions

by Karen Bates
(last updated February 9, 2015)

Sometimes, it can feel like all of the clutter in your home makes it feel more cramped and squished. This might be accurate: the more that things pile up around a room, the less space you have to use in that area.

It's easy for items to become overwhelming in a room. Maybe you don't know where else to put something, or you set it down and never get around to moving it. Whatever the reason, items in your home can accumulate into a cluttered, unsightly mess.

You don't have to live with clutter. If you own things that you want to hold on to but aren't sure where to put, consider storing and organizing these things to get them out of your way. By storing your things, you will still have them if you need them, but they won't be taking up space in your living area.

In order to effectively store items, there are some ideas that may help you be successful:

  • First, decide exactly what you need to store, and for how long. When will you need the items again? This will help you choose where to store your things. For instance, an item you almost never need can be stored in the back of the closet, whereas something you might need in the near future should be more easily accessible.
  • Bins and baskets are great ways to use your shelves for storage. You can easily pull these down to quickly get to your things. You can also label these to help you stay more organized.
  • Banker's boxes are a neat and easy way to store items. These boxes have lids that can be removed easily, and you can label and date them as needed. They stack nicely and are small, so they can fit almost anywhere.
  • Try under-the-bed storage ideas. Some containers are designed to fit under the bed, and you can fill these with things that you want to store away where they will not be seen or get in the way.
  • Re-organizing your closet can allow more room for storage. Set up a system of organization and leave plenty of space for bins, boxes, and baskets. You may want to install shelves for more places to put things.

Having a storage system set up in your home can really improve its appearance. Keep things neatly put away where they can be found quickly, and you will love the neatness that storage solutions can offer.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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