ad // Efficient storage can often be an issue in a lot of homes. In smaller houses, you have to get creative with your storage solutions or perhaps you’re renting a property and aren’t allowed to build or fix any additional storage to your walls. Nobody wants their clutter everywhere but storage solutions can be difficult to manage in smaller spaces but there are plenty of things you can do to improve your storage situation in your home.
I personally love smaller homes, I think they’re super cute and cozy. But it’s no secret that storage can definitely be an issue.
You shouldn’t have to compromise on your belongings in order to fit things into your home but some changes are often necessary to ensure your storage solutions fit and suit your current home as best as possible.
In this post, we’re going to look at 7 storage hacks you can consider for your home, which will hopefully give you some creative inspiration on how to store your belongings in a more efficient and effective way!
Here are 7 storage hacks to save space around your home:
Use hidden storage spaces
Hidden storage spaces are so cool and fix so many storage issues around a small home in particular! Things like flip-top upholstered living room furniture is a great example of this.
You can also get beds with storage underneath them – or even TV’s that are built in! The possibilities for hidden storage is endless.
Think about convenience
Although you have to be strategic with your storage solutions, you need to be sensible too. There’s no point storing your mugs at the very top of your kitchen cupboards if they’re something you use every day.
A good example of this is a substitute closet space that you might want to think about putting near your front door. Having hooks and open shelves where people can hang coats and put shoes is a great alternative storage solution.
De-clutter your things!
Look, although I said you shouldn’t have to compromise on your belongings, let’s face it, we all have too much clutter. We could all use a de-clutter and if you’re finding storage a big issue in your home, then it’s probably time to have a clear out.
I’m holding myself accountable here, too. I’m moving this year and I’m going to need to have a big de-clutter to ensure I’m not bringing a load of crap into my new home!
Utilize your garage
If you’re lucky enough to have a garage, then you need to be using it for storage. You can buy shelving units which are perfect for garage spaces which can be used to store not just garage or garden equipment!
If you work from a van, then the back of your van is also a great place to consider storage, if you don’t want to clog up your garage or home with your work equipment. Van racking might be a viable option for you!
Use the height of your room
Going upwards is a great way to save some storage space on the floor or on a lower level where it’s more visible and gets in the way. The backs of doors is a great vertical example of how you can store things effectively using the height you already have.
If you’re looking to add more storage into your home, consider shelves that going higher into your room (even if it means using a stool or a ladder to get things at the top!) or tops of cabinets for a little extra room.
Mount things on the inside of cabinet doors
Behind the door storage is a smart solution to help make the use of the space you already have. You can of course hang things on the back of your doors but take a look inside your cabinets as well and see what room you’re not utilizing there as well.
You can get cleverly designed hooks and pegs that can be mounted on the back on cabinet doors to hang items that might be causing you a bit of bother. Think hairdryers, bins, straighteners or even some kitchen appliances.
Open shelving may save room
You might not have considered that fact that even your cupboard doors are taking up precious space in your home – that you might not have! If you’re able to, you might want to consider having open shelving to save space and gain some extra surface space.
Open shelving can be useful for storing heavily used items such as glasses, mugs and plates that are guaranteed to get used every day. You’re going to want to ensure that you stack and position things strategically, so it doesn’t look messy.