Housing prices are continuing to rise, this has resulted in more people opting for smaller accommodation. Smaller homes have led to an increase in demand for storage solutions, to utilise the space to work with.
Whether you are living in a studio, a small apartment, or a big house, being smart with your storage can save a lot of space, and help clear your head from built up stress!
A cluttered space can make you feel claustrophobic, and make spaces feel even smaller than they are by loads of items being all over the place.
It’s beneficial to reorganise the things you own before putting them into storage. You should try and sell or donate items you no longer want. Alternatively, if you aren’t ready to sell your items, you could store your items at a safe and secure storage facility. This will be useful, allowing you more space at home, which could be ideal, especially if you’re living in a small space.
The bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture in every home, but it will always take up a lot of room. To find a bit of extra space, you will have to get creative.
- If buying a bed frame with built in drawers is a bit out of budget, you can get inventive by using cheap cubed shelves or drawers under your bed frame. This will help add extra space, without taking up any extra floor space.
- Adding risers to the bottom of your bed legs is a great wary of extending the space between your bed and the floor to increase the storage space available to you.
- When getting a headboard, opt for one with storage. It can help you get some extra space!
- Multipurpose furniture like sofa beds is a great solution to a small apartment. You can use it as a sofa during the day, and a bed at night, saving a load of space, and money!
Another limitation of studios and smaller accommodation is the lack of floor space. The smaller floor space puts limits on what furniture you can have in your home.
Below are some hacks to reduce clutter.
- Open storage is inevitable in small apartments with limited closets and closed storage. To make it less of an eye sore, you can hide belongings behind curtains, with it being out of sight, out of mind.
- Make use of your walls by installing floating shelves around the perimeter. Keep your floor space clear, by installing these shelves, you are still giving yourself plenty of floor space to enjoy.
- Think about utilising vertically, by stacking furniture in an abstract way. From simple stackable chairs for when guests come to stackable cabinets for extra storage.
- Make use of your door. You can install a shelf above your door, hang a laundry hamper on your door. It’s about making the best out of the small space you have.
If you have used all of our tips in your home, and found you still have a load of items you can’t seem to find space for, RedSpot offers safe and secure storage solutions and you can drive right up to them. Meaning you don’t have to deal with long corridors, lifts and trolleys.