Clutter is the pain of any family’s life. Once you get more than just a couple in the house clutter seems to exponentially grow somehow and as the family expands it only gets worse.
So what are the best strategies to reduce clutter and make the best use of the storage space we have available at home? Here is a quick and useful guide to 6 tricks that will make a difference.
Consider Shelving In All Rooms
Sometimes it’s easy to just think of your home space in two dimensions. What do we mean by this? Well, there’s lots of unused space just sitting there above our heads. So it makes perfect sense to put up shelving, doesn’t it? You need to be smart about where you place them, not in the way that it’s a head injury hazard, or too many in one room, here is a good guide on where to best put up shelves.
Are You Using The Loft?
Often the loft is an under-used space in our homes. It’s either sitting empty or full of things that are never going to be used again. You can reorganize it as usually things have accumulated over time and are stored in a manner that is not planned out. You could even consider a loft conversion into another room if the design of your house allows this.
Simple closet reorganization can be one of the most effective ways of creating space, as it’s not the big items but rather all the bits and pieces of clutter that make these spaces disorganized. There are simple ways and devices to do this as we can see here.
What About Outdoor Space?
When reorganizing the home it’s a common error to only think of the interior space, there are many ways to use the outdoor areas. You obviously have the shed and/or garage but have you ever considered a summer house or outdoor living space, these are very common these days and can be a cost-effective way of expanding your space.
This is not a flash or cool way to help with storage space, but you can easily make things neat and tidy with storage boxes that neatly and comfortably fit under your beds and so lessening clutter and tidying these areas.
Have A Good Old Fashioned Clear-out
So far we have discussed the various ways to re-organize or use areas in the home in better and more efficient ways to use space intelligently. But what about getting rid of some of the clutter entirely? There is a lot to be said for having a good, proper clear-out and this can benefit you in more ways that one. It gets the house cleaner and tidier but it can also make you a bit of extra cash. You never know what gems you have stowed away, from kids toys that have accumulated in value to old clothes that are now considered vintage, and with the ability to sell online through platforms such as eBay, Craigslist and Gumtree you are not limited in options on how to get rid of these items.