Storage Solutions to Win the Clutter Battle
Any homeowner will know that one of your number one enemies is clutter. Just when it seems like you have got everything in order, suddenly you arrive back home and it looks like a bomb has just gone off! Of course, it can be very difficult to get the source of this mess (usually the kids) to change their ways, but some space-saving storage devices really can give you the upper hand in the clutter battle! Take a look at some of these ideas for the types of items you can invest in – or even make yourself – that can really make all the difference.
Storage boxes with wheels on them can be very useful to make the most of any space that you have under beds or couches. If you don’t like the look of the plastic ones which are common in various stores, some wooden ones can look really nice and do the job just as well. Rolling casters on the bottom make them very easy to slide in and out when you are looking to access the items you have stored.
Large canvas baskets are extremely versatile and useful for storing a whole host of items including stuffed toys, blankets, scarves, hats and other soft objects. The beauty of these is that they appear quite large without actually taking up a huge amount of space. That is because they make use of height and store items one on top of another.
If you constantly find pens, pencils and other stationery items strewn about your house, it makes sense for you to get some stationery organizers. Obviously, these are pretty common items and easy to pick up from a wide range of stores, but if you want to add a homemade touch then you can use tin cans that you paint yourself. This can be a nice project that you undertake with the kids!
Right near the top of the list of most common items that tend to pile up at home, shoes can end up thrown about all over the place. There are plenty of different alternatives you can go with from the traditional wooden stack style to ones made with linear motion slides. Once you have a shoe rack, you then have to make sure that the policy of actually using it sticks!
It can be very easy for cupboards to overflow with items that end up spilling out into the kitchen itself. A well-designed spice rack that is mounted to the wall can free up a good deal of space. If you are a tea drinker, rather than keeping it in bulky cardboard boxes, you could store it in a specifically made tea box. You could also have some hanging bins from the wall which can be used to store all kinds of cutlery items.
Try out a few of these ideas and see what a difference it makes to your home!