How to maximise storage space in your home

Over time, homes build up so much clutter that it can be difficult to manage it all. The truth is, your home is full of free space that with a little bit of ingenuity could be used more effectively, so read on for all the tips and tricks on how to maximise the storage space in your home.

Making space

The first step to making space sounds obvious, but you'd be surprised at the difference it makes. If you have too much clutter in your home, get rid of it! There's no point in simply hiding something away - if you don't need it, ditch it! The best part about this is that it costs nothing at all, just a bit of time and effort.

Floor to ceiling storage

Make the most of the space you have available by investing in floor to ceiling storage spaces. Tall bookcases and wardrobes that dominate a room can be made to look stylish if filled correctly. Even an extra shelf here or there can make a difference - you have more space than you realise, you just have to make the most of it!

Hidden space?

A lot of homes have enclosed areas of wall, such as the space under the stairs, that could be put to better use. Imagine an extra closet or shelf space that wasn't there before, or you could be creative and turn it into a small work station!

Kitchen capers

Clean up workspaces in your kitchen by moving appliances such as microwaves and kettles higher - a shelf will do the trick, but make sure it can take the weight! If you're desperate for space, you could utilise a small, wooden ladder by placing items on the steps. A cheap trick, but effective!

Make the most of your garage!

The garage is one of the most used storage spaces, so make sure it's efficient! Hang items from the wall to make the most of the available space and install layers of shelves and platforms for all your non-essential items. The best part is, your garage is hidden away, so there's no need to worry about aesthetics!

Keep it organised!

It can be overwhelming when clutter builds up, but if you keep everything organised and give all your items their own personal home, not only will it look better, but it will also be easier to manage. No matter how much clutter you have, storage space is everywhere, you just need to find it!

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