Hiring movers and long-distance moving companies can make your move hassle-free. However, unpacking all of your moving boxes and realize that your new house has insufficient storage areas can be stressful. You’ll spend a lot of time improvising areas that shouldn’t be used for storage, which can either damage your valuables or make your house look cluttered.
Fortunately, all is not lost as there are now unique and easy ways to add storage to your small house. These projects are simple; any homeowner can practically accomplish them during a holiday or weekend.
Adjust your schedule so you can have time to make any or all of these storage projects:
1. Storage under your bed
A home won’t be complete without having a bed. This furniture is a staple in all bedrooms as it allows you to rest and get a good night’s sleep. But aside from being a requirement for your sleep, do you know that you can maximize your bed by using it as a storage area?
Invest in storage boxes and opt to place them under your bed. Depending on your style and storage needs, you can use ones that are made from clear plastics or wickers. You can also buy customized boxes that come with wheels for easy access. Consider having these boxes labeled so you can easily find what you’re looking for.
2. Convenient wall racks
You’ll likely have limited floor space in your small house. This will hinder you from buying bulky cabinets and furniture as the space will feel cramped. In worse cases, adding big storage items in your home can adversely affect traffic flow, making it hard for people to move around.
Steer away from this direction by focusing on your walls. Since your home is made up of several walls, you’ll save yourself time and effort from looking for possible storage areas.
There are a lot of ways on how you can maximize your walls for storage, but the simplest would be adding wall racks to it. These racks can hold lightweight items such as belts and accessories. You can also add these racks in your home’s entryway to hold keys and bags.
3. Unconventional Wall shelves
Aside from wall racks, wall shelves are also common to people who are living in small spaces. Unlike wall racks, wall shelves can offer more durability and can hold heavier items such as books and clothes.
Wall shelves are commonly used in the living room as an area for the family’s portraits and figurines. Wall shelves can also be used in the bedroom to store books, decor, and small plants.
Because of its versatility, it’ll be very easy to find a wall shelf that suits your needs and style. This product comes in a wide variety of styles, designs, and materials. If none of these options meet your expectations, you can always have yours customized.
4. Garden bench with hidden storage
Spending time outdoors can be a great way to relieve yourself from stress. Sitting under the shade of the tree while in lush green scenery can be a great escape from the hustles and bustles of life. Make the most out of your outdoor spaces by adding storage.
Benches are cheap and durable seating furnishings. Having one in your patio, deck, or garden will make the space more functional – and upgrading your benches for better storage can make the furniture more useful.
Buy a customized wooden bench that offers seating and storage. Instead of having blank spaces in its feet, upgrade this space to become a storage box. This is a great way of keeping your valuables secure while making the space look cleaner.
Regardless of how simple or extensive your storage is, always remember that the key to an organized home is to regularly store all of your valuables in its designated storage areas. Adding several storage areas to your home but not having the discipline to properly keep your valuables is useless.
Always practice cleanliness and organization so your small home will look and feel large!