Everyday life can generate a lot of possessions, particularly if you have kids and have to make room for their various sports and hobbies. Although decluttering and pursuing a minimalist lifestyle is a hot topic at the moment, sometimes it is simply not possible to radically reduce your possessions. However, a lack of storage options in your home can give your living space a cluttered appearance which in turn can make you feel overwhelmed and stressed. To help with your organization, here are four storage solutions for a clutter-free home:
- Choose square containers
Free-standing containers are some of the most useful storage items you can purchase for your home. They are often relatively cheap and come in a variety of colors and sizes to suit your needs and décor. You can use them to store all sorts of objects, from small knickknacks to large pots and pans, and as they are free-standing, you can easily move them around your home. Make sure you choose square containers, which maximize space more than round containers as they can sit flush against the wall.
- Install a dish drying rack
Cutlery and cooking utensils can take up a lot of space in your kitchen, and it can be hard to store them in safe cupboards and drawers that prevent them from sustaining chips and breakages. However, don’t forget to think high up in terms of storage space. Placing a dish drying rack in a cabinet above your sink will air dry your dishes, as well as save on countertop storage space.
- Self-storage unit
You might own a number of items that you cannot discard despite using them infrequently, such as seasonal Halloween and Christmas decorations or a large and expensive lawnmower. Or, if you operate a business or shop from home, you probably have a large amount of supplies and finished products waiting to be shipped. If this is the case, why not consider renting a self-storage unit? You will be able to store these items away from your home, freeing up living space in your house, whilst still being able to access them easily when required. If you are a small business owner, you could even make your self-storage unit the place where you primarily conduct your business. Click here for more information.
- Paint pen kitchen and laundry organization
The kitchen and laundry rooms are possibly the two rooms in the house which have a lot of products hanging about in half-opened containers making a mess. Decant kitchen products, such as flour and sugar, and laundry powder into clear storage containers and use paint pens to label them. This attractive display turns your storage into an interior design feature, and you will also be able to easily find regularly used products. You don’t even have to buy a new set of clear containers – recycle mason jars and used tomato passata bottles for a sustainable storage option.