Common Storage Mistakes in a Small Living Space

Here at Easy Storage Rockingham, we know that not all apartments/homes/units come with lots of space. It is good not to fall into the trap of storing your furniture, clothes, etc.  the wrong way, but making the most of the storage space you have.

Easy Storage has identified the most common mistakes made when facing a small storage space – and giving you easy solutions to overcome them!

  • Thinking horizontally instead of vertically – Choose a vertical wardrobe instead of the typical horizontal dresser for your clothes. Also take advantage of floating shelves and/or an extra hanging rail below the top one. You can also consider storing your excess seasonal clothes in a large locker or large closet space. Check out our affordable prices for a 24/7 accessible storage unit – you can even book online!
  • Folding clothes and hanging only a few things – You should be hanging ANYTHING you can! Fit everything in with cascading hangers and hang scarves together instead of folding them. We bet you may even have space for a shoe rod underneath it all. Or maybe consider packing your shoes in clearly labelled boxes at the bottom of the hanging clothes. For a variety of boxes to fit every need, buy boxes online today!
  • Your furniture are used for one purpose only – Invest in double-duty furniture, like a headboard which doubles as a book shelf, a coffee table with chairs that can be hidden away under it. Or maybe a good, comfortable sofa bed.
  • Your bed is just on the ground – invest in a slightly higher bed with usable drawers underneath. You can still achieve the same result on a low budget: try propping your bed on risers to create extra storage space underneath. Use sturdy boxes to store extra gear and clear out some floor space!

Another alternative is to invest in in a lofted frame bed (especially if you have high ceilings). You can utilise the space underneath for a desk, wardrobe, etc.

  • Choosing dark colours to paint and decorate – Light creates the illusion of more space, as do mirrors. Use both to make the space you have available appear to be much larger than it is.
  • Trying to stuff everything in one drawer – It is tempting to do, since our expectation is that the more we stuff in, the more will fit. Not true. Using drawer dividers actually “expands” the space you have. Try it – you will be pleasantly surprised.

Living with clutter – A cluttered living space always appears smaller and can cause stress for its occupants. Read our blog with helpful tips to de-clutter your home here – it is easier than you think!

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