Regardless of the size of your home, clutter can sneak up and overwhelm even the best organized home. To keep your space tidy, here are five great ideas how to create extra storage space in your home
Create order in the entryway
Your entryway is the space where your guests and visitors form their first impression of your house – so try to keep it tidy and organized! Set up an area where you always tend to leave all those items that are so easy to drop and leave – keys, loose change, mail, outerwear and bags. Select a set of baskets, set up a coat tree or wall hooks. And place a shoe rack near the door to keep your entry free and clear.
Clean the kitchen
Don`t use your kitchen counters to keep items that you only use sometimes. Instead, put away everything that you don`t need on a daily basis. Keep the tools and utensils you use regularly handy, and tuck away the rest. Large under-sink turntables make it easy to store items in hard-to-reach under-sink cabinets. You can also mount specialty organizers to the cabinet doors to increase storage space.
Tidy up the living room
Start by keeping your flat surfaces mess-free. Your coffee table is a natural magnet to items such as newspapers, magazines, brochures, and books. Set up a few drawers or newspaper holders to keep them all sorted and out of the way. Got small kids who leave out their toys? Consider swapping out the coffee table with a low storage cube that allows you to stash everything out of sight after the playtime is done.
Organize the bathroom
From hair and skin products to medicine bottles and piles of towels, a bathroom can often be one of the messiest rooms in the house. To tackle that, keep items in labeled storage bins underneath the sink or in the linen closet. When sorting through the multitude of lotions and gels, make sure you only keep items you actually need and use. Throw out anything that is expired, pare down your number of toiletries, add hooks or a towel rack, and if needed, invest in attractive apothecary jars to store items such as cotton swabs, bath salts, and soap.
Tackle the garage
The garage is often the place where we store everything that doesn’t fit in the house! Instead of using it as a dumping zone, categorize the items you need in order to find everything quickly. From recycling and camping gear to paints and tools, group items in labelled boxes and donate items you really don’t need. Consider installing built-in or modular shelving units and make the most of your space by hanging items such as tools and bikes on wall hooks or even from the ceiling!