Make the Most of Your Storage Space
Utilizing storage space, whether it be throughout your home or in a rented unit in a facility, is not always as easy as it sounds. Having some extra space is a wonderful thing, but your will be surprised how quickly that space fills up. You will not only have another mess to deal with, but you may also be wasting space that could be used more efficiently.
Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed by your storage space. Use a few organization and space-saving tips to create a clean, functional and usable space. Here are some ideas you can use to get the most out of your storage space, and maybe have extra room left to spare!
Decide what you need in your storage space and what you can part with. Cleaning out old items will create space and make it easier to find the things you need. Measure the dimensions of your space and search for organization units that will fit in your space and separate your things, making everything easier to find when you need it.
Use shelving units and cubbies to get your things out of boxes and off the floors. Use clear containers to keep what is inside easily visible, or label the outsides of solid containers.
Separate items based on use
Determine which items you will use the most and which you will use the least. Make the most used items the most easily accessible, and vice versa. This will save you a lot of time and stress in the future.
It is also helpful to group items that are similar together. Keep things like holiday decorations, camping equipment and old clothes grouped together. This will help you to know where your items are, even if you forget the exact placement.
Put all the pieces together
Putting everything in your storage space can be a little like assembling a puzzle or playing a game of Tetris. Utilizing pre-assembled storage units, or units that can be re arranged to fit your space, will make the process quicker and easier.
You might have to try out a couple different methods before you find the one that works best for you. Consider drawing a sketch or map of your space and filling it in before moving all your things into the real storage space.
Take it higher for more space
Using vertical space is the best way to maximize your space and make everything more accessible. Using tall shelving is essential. Consider using a loft to keep floor space open for you to work in. If your space can be divided and structured into two levels, separate your space and add in spiral staircases to allow access without taking up to much space.