What is the use of having a big house or large lavish rooms if you still have no place to keep your goods? We often tend to forget the effects of proper storage in a house or an office. A compact storage of goods is not only essential to increase the aesthetic appeal, but it also frees up enough space to keep the other goods. So, if your house or office space is disorganized and cramped with stuff, then you might want to know a few tips and tricks that can help you to add space to every room through proper storage.
#1: Open shelves and square containers
Try fixing open vertical shelves onto the existing wall of rooms. All you need to do is to nail a few horizontal planks on the wall. These shelves are ideal for storage of items such as books and other containers. Even shoe racks come under the category of open shelves. These shelves are, especially, useful in the kitchen where you are bound to have a lot of containers. Not only is this a compact method of storage, but it also offers easier access to the items. Also, always choose square containers over round-based containers. This is because the entire space of the square containers can be used, and they will ensure a perfect fit for all the items. The round containers, on the other hand, have a few inches of empty space between them, leading to poor optimization of space.
#2: Buy containers in sets
Whether they are regular food storage containers or tableware dishes make sure that you always buy them in sets. This is not only because they give a uniform appearance. Set containers almost always fit into one another. So, when not in use, they are literally stored inside one another, thus saving a lot of valuable space.
#3: Use tension rods
If you have a closed shelf, then installing a tension rod near the top space of the shelf can help you save and store more objects within the shelf, comfortably. The floor of the shelf is used as usual. And almost anything with a sort of handle (including spoons, cloth hangers, spray bottles etc.) can be hung from the tension rod at the top. In this way, the entire inside space of the shelf is being used.
#4: Use the space beneath and above
This ‘space beneath’ refers to all the areas under the cots, the table desks etc. which is not visible to the eye or accessible to the arms. These are areas that we do not normally use. You can store the items that you rarely use, here. This way, they are out of your site but are also right under your noses. Similarly, using the lofts for storing rarely used items is also a good idea.
#5: Proper arrangement of furniture
Without a doubt, furniture takes up the largest space in the room, therefore, whenever you are trying to align or arrange your furniture, try to fill the corners of the room first. This way, the furniture will not disturb the central space of the room. But, will also make sure the required sides of the furniture are still open, unobstructed and unblocked. For example, if you need to position a large cot in a small room, push it to one corner so that two sides touch the wall and the other two sides are accessible. Now, that you have got some ideas and tricks for storage purposes. Go ahead and try them out. Your space will, surely, look more spacious.
May 21, 2018