When it comes to storage we just can’t seem to have enough of it. It always seems as though either our closets are too small or we have too much stuff, making things look unorganized and cluttered. There are endless storage ideas that you could potentially think of. Take a look at some of these creative storage alternatives that will make your guests wish they had thought of that, too!
China cabinets don’t have to just hold the fancy dinnerware that you never use. Consider using it as a linen closet or clothing storage in a bedroom. The glass windows give you an opportunity to see into the cabinet and find what you want without having to open the door. Plus, having a statement piece of furniture will give your home character and charm.
Under the Stairs
If you are building a home, don’t forget about the stairs as an option for storage. This can be one of two ways; a closet or under the steps. A closet can provide a little more room for items that don’t fit in smaller spaces such as your vacuum and other cleaning supplies. If you opt for under the steps, this will be a smaller space.
You may be seeing baskets utilized in homes more and more these days. A basket can be a great option to put into your closet to put socks or even shoes. They are also great for use in a mudroom, hiding those smaller items like gloves, scarves, and hats in the winter. Plus, baskets not only are a great functional storage option but they also have a good aesthetic appeal to them.
When it comes to garage storage, we don’t mean turning your garage into a hoarders dream. There is a way to keep your garage organized and clean, all while utilizing it for storing the proper items. Consider building cabinets or adding wire shelves to the walls to store items such as tools, gardening accessories, or sports equipment. Cabinets can hide all of the smaller items that leave your garage feeling cluttered and messy.
You might have seen built-in shelves in some modern showers, used as a place to put shampoo and body wash, but have you ever thought about utilizing them in other aspects of your home? Built-in shelves are a unique way to add storage to your home. They can also be created in various ways. You could integrate them straight into the wall or build more of a built-in cabinet or bookshelf style.
Ways to Keep Organized
With all these extra storage options, you’re bound to stay organized right? Well, in some cases, not so much. Life gets busy and we accumulate too much stuff, making the organization fall short. Although having extra storage options can help, here are a few tips to stay organized throughout your house.
- Stick to a schedule. When it comes to keeping your house clean, stick to a schedule. If you have a large house, this can be especially helpful. Pick a day of the week for each room to go through and put items away or clean up. This will ensure that you don’t miss a room.
- Put things in their place. When you are done using something or have just finished the laundry, put those folded clothes or towels in their place right away. Leaving your pile of clean clothes in the hamper will take away from the dirty clothes that will likely pile up somewhere else in the house. This also goes for other items in the house. If you are playing board games for example, after you’re finished put it away in its spot right away to keep the mess at bay.
- Create more storage. If you haven’t already done so, utilize some of the unique storage options listed above. Many of them can offer a decorative, aesthetic appeal to your home all while being useful. You won’t have to compromise on the style of your home.
Amp Up Your Storage with Harkraft
If you’re ready to add some wire shelving, create more garage storage, or just redesign closet space altogether, Harkraft can help! With over 50 years of organization expertise, one of our certified installation representatives can help guide you to the storage solutions that fit your home and your life. Call us today or contact us online to request a design consultation.