In Need Of Extra Storage Space? Here’s How You Can Create More Storage Space At Home

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Storage space within the home can often be overlooked, that is, until clutter begins to build and items are untidily stacked up in corners or the bottoms of cupboards. After all, no matter how big your home is, storage space is one thing you always find lacking. Whether it’s for putting away your winter clothes, old kids’ toys you don’t have the heart to throw away, or anything else you rarely use, the list keeps growing while usable storage space in your home keeps shrinking.

Sometimes it can feel like there’s nothing you can do when needing more storage, but fortunately, there are many ways you can create extra storage space in your home without breaking the bank. Moreover, you will find that having your belongings organised and adequately stored can make a considerable difference in decluttering your home and maximising your living space. This article will look at tweaks and home improvements you can make to get the most out of the space. These tips, tricks, and storage options can help you feel happier about your home, can help you save time that would otherwise be spent looking for lost items, and even bring more value to your house should you ever want to sell.

Maximise The Kitchen Space

Storage sheds Of all the rooms in your home, the kitchen has got to be the busiest. Therefore, the functionality should be one of your primary goals when organising your kitchen storage space. You should use as much of your vertical space as possible. Corner shelves are perfect for this and can help you use space that would otherwise go wasted. You can also install hanging racks for pots and pans, which will declutter your cupboards and make it easier to find what you need when cooking. Don’t forget about the backsplash, either! This is often a dead space in people’s kitchens. Still, this wall space provides the perfect opportunity to get creative with magnetic spice tins or even install a small chalkboard where you can jot down notes, grocery lists, or recipes. For your cupboards, shelves, and other built-in storage spaces, use the lower racks for items you use frequently and save the higher ones for the porcelain you only use when special guests come by. Use drawers to store dry food or food you keep in containers. Make sure you throw out stale food and dry food you’ve opened more than a few months ago.

Organise The Bathroom

The bathroom may not be as busy as the kitchen, but it is just as essential. This is the room you spend a lot of time in early in the morning and one that has the worst storage layout. Maximising your storage efficiency in the bathroom will make your morning routine faster and easier. You can use open shelving options and baskets behind the door (or cabinet doors) to maximise all available space in the bathroom. You can even use a shoe organiser or some wire shelving on the door to store items such as hair dryers, combs and other beauty products or accessories. Also, always buy the best quality products for your bathroom because you may face issues like Faucet leaks, Drain clogs, Toilet clogs, Silent leaks etc.

Add Extra Storage Furniture In Your Kids’ Room

No matter how old your kids are, their rooms can be used for more than playing and studying. Adding a storage ottoman to the foot of the bed is perfect for storing extra blankets, clothes or even toys. A bookshelf also has valuable space which you can use for larger items such as stuffed animals, board games or out-of-season clothes. Use plastic bins or wire baskets for small items and label them accordingly. You can also add hooks to hang items such as coats, bags or umbrellas. These tips will help you keep your kids’ room organised and tidy, and it will be easier for them to find what they need when they need it.

Make Use Of Bespoke Fitted Wardrobes 

A bespoke fitted wardrobe is designed to perfectly fill a space so it can help you make the most of the available area in a room. These wardrobes are a good option for smaller or unusually shaped bedrooms. A regular freestanding wardrobe often leaves a lot of wasted, unused space as they are not made to measure. In contrast, a fitted wardrobe goes from floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall, so it is a great way to turn the unused area into valuable and much-needed storage. A good thing about fitted wardrobes is that they can be created and styled to suit the décor of your home. They will blend into the area and complement the room they are in. A fitted wardrobe is an excellent option if you have lots of clothes and shoes that are currently being crammed into whatever small room you have dedicated to it. This is a simple, affordable way to increase your bedroom storage. The downside to a fitted wardrobe is that you can’t take it with you if you move house. However, you will find that such storage solutions, which help you create more precious space in the home, tend to be an advantage when looking for buyers. home garage

Don’t Shy Away From Storage Facilities

If you use all these tricks and still find you lack storage space for some of your items, don’t be afraid to store some of it in a self-storage facility equipped with enough vertical space and overhead storage racks. These specialised facilities offer a lot of storage space for items you rarely or never use and will make sure they are stored safely and securely for you to access whenever you need them. Should you need help transporting your stuff into storage, here are your best options:

A man and van company

Hiring a man and a van is often the most cost-effective way to move your belongings into storage, especially if you don’t have very many items to store. After all, most man and van companies charge by the hour or day, so you won’t have to worry about paying for services after your belongings have been transported. To get the best price possible, it is also best for you to hire a man and van from the location you are coming from. For example, if you are moving from Brighton to London, it is best that you hire a man and from Brighton. That way, you won’t have to worry about extra travelling fees from your moving company.

A home removals company

A removals company is a great choice if you have a lot of stuff to store, as they will be able to move everything in one go. You will also find that such companies have the necessary equipment, which means you can move even heavy and bulky objects without any problem.  

The Synergy of Cleaning Services and Efficient Storage

Cleaning and decluttering experts at Because We Care Cleaning advise that decluttering is only half the battle when it comes to maximizing storage space. The other half is ensuring that the space is clean.    A clean environment not only makes it easier to organize but also enhances the overall ambiance of your home. By employing professional cleaning services, homeowners can ensure that every corner of their space is free from dust, grime, and other pollutants. This pristine environment then becomes the perfect canvas to reorganize, declutter, and maximize storage.    So, before you start rearranging those shelves or buying new storage solutions, consider the foundational role of cleanliness. With the right cleaning services, you’re not just getting a clean home; you’re setting the stage for efficient and effective storage solutions.


Use Your Garage For More Than Junk

garage Organise the garage! Your garage has the biggest storage potential in the entire home, yet people usually only store stuff that objectively belongs in the trash, but they are too sentimental to throw away. This is a huge mistake, as the garage can be used to store everything from gym equipment, garage door parts, Christmas decorations, lawn and backyard equipment, barbecue necessities, and more. Make sure you are using all the precious available storage space in your garage by adding overhead storage racks and maximising every inch of the available space. Of course, if you’re looking to store valuable items in your garage, we recommend setting up an alarm system, a good lock and a sturdy garage door. If you don’t have a garage and a lot of larger items such as sports equipment, camping gear, bikes, etc., or you simply want another room you can use, then you may consider building a garage to provide the extra space you need. Garages are best known for storing cars and sheltering them from the weather, but they offer many more benefits than car storage. A garage is ideal for storing all kinds of items and can be constructed to suit your home and needs. One of the benefits of a garage is that it also gives the option for conversion into another room, such as an office or workshop, should that be needed later on. A garage is a convenient and secure storage area but keep in mind that building one will cost somewhere in the region of £13,000 – £26,000+. The upside is that a garage will improve your storage situation considerably and if you decide to sell in the future the garage will increase kerb appeal and add value to your home. A garage can be personalised to suit your needs and budget so there are different types of garages, lots of material options and many other considerations to make if you decide that building a garage is the best option for your situation.

Build a Shed

Storage sheds Meanwhile, if you require storage space and you have items that do not need to be kept inside your house then a shed may be the answer. Sheds are great for storing garden equipment, tools, furniture, outdoor toys and so much more. A shed is an affordable, convenient option that can neatly store items on your property but not within your home. It’s an ideal solution for those seasonal items such as pools or sun loungers, as well as sports gear and items that are not too valuable or fragile. As the shed is located on your property, it is easily accessible and extremely useful. Still, the downside to sheds is that they are not the most secure storage option, as they can be easily broken into. Building a shed can be a fun DIY project. Building it yourself gives you full control over the end product, so you can customise it and make it to suit your needs. Building a shed is inexpensive, but you will need access to tools and materials.

Convert your Loft

Loft space is one of the most underutilised areas of the home, a loft conversion can offer a huge amount of additional space without the need for planning permission or long build times. Converting your loft space means taking advantage of the existing space rather than building outwards or adding onto your home. The loft space is perfect for storing items you don’t need constant access to. A loft conversion for storage space can be a very straightforward process as it can be as simple as boarding the loft. This is an easy process that doesn’t need the same level of adaptation or finishing touches that will be needed if the loft is being converted into a bedroom or living space. The loft conversion you decide to carry out will depend on what you will be using the space for, your available funds, and the time you have to do the conversion. Putting boards down is a safe and effective way to create storage space in a currently empty loft quickly. Converting your loft not only transforms it into a usable area but also helps prevent heat loss in the home, increases the house’s value, and can even cost less than using a self-storage facility.

Renovate your Basement 

Basements are usually an afterthought, more often than not they are left unutilised and are left to do little more than store cardboard boxes of forgotten possessions and gather dust. This is a real shame because if you can look past the initial dark and dingy appearance many basements have you will see the potential for a large and incredibly useful area. When it comes to renovating your basement, there are a couple of options. If you don’t have a lot of time or funds and you need a quick storage solution you can fit some lights and shelves to make it into a functional and organised storage area. If you do have time, a basement is perfectly situated to be transformed into additional living space and could be anything from an office space to a bedroom or a family area. By utilising the space in the basement, you can create storage solutions while adding a useful, bright and appealing room to your home. A full basement renovation and restyle can be likened to a kitchen renovation so it is not the quickest or cheapest task. Of course, there are lots of options depending on what you want to use the basement area for. If you will simply be transforming it into a more inviting and organised storage room this is going to be an inexpensive and relatively quick process.