Top Tips For Saving Space At Home

If you have a growing family then you probably feel like you have a shrinking home! Although moving to a bigger house would be great, with ever increasing house prices moving is simply not a possibility for many of us.
However there’s no need for you to feel hemmed in by your house. There are lots of things that you can do to make your home feel more spacious. Read on for some great tips of saving space at home.

  • When busy lives take over we don’t often have time to sit back and take stock, but if you set a day aside for sorting out your junk (and stick to it!) you’ll find that the idea of tidying and organising becomes a lot less stressful. You could choose to have a clear out once a month or even once every three or four months. It’s great for the home because you can get rid of the things you don’t need and if you get the kids involved you’ll also be helping them learn some valuable life skills for the future.
  • Garden sheds have come a long way in the last few decades and no longer have to be the damp, spider filled hovels they once were. There are thousands of different types of sheds available, from small lockable metal models which are ideal for storing tools, to giant summer houses which can be just as good as adding another room to your home. Most summer house style sheds don’t require planning permission and you can kit them out however you want, for example as a study or studio. Once you install a shed or summer house you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
  • Extending or converting your home is always a good idea from a financial point of view as it’s very rare that an extension or loft conversion won’t add value to your home. Many people are put off the idea due to cost, mess and the amount of time an extension or conversion will take. However many renovations, including some loft conversions don’t even require planning permission and can be carried out very quickly. Yes there may be some dust around for a few weeks but when you have a whole extra room or even an entirely new floor you’ll soon see that you made a great decision. Loft conversions are particularly good for keeping sullen teenagers at bay!
  • Thoroughly investigate the storage in your home because you may find that it’s not being utilised to its full potential. For example do you have any large cupboards where shelves could be fitted? Shelves are great for saving space and can double or triple the amount of things that you can get into a cupboard. You could also think about buying beds with built in storage which is ideal for keeping items such as linens, towels and even shoes. These days you can even buy furniture such as sofas and sofa beds with built in storage that’s ideal for housing DVD’s, blankets or toys and games. You can also change the storage in your kitchen to save space and make things more convenient. Carousels can be fitted in cupboards so that more items can be stored. Because you can turn the shelves of a carousel it means you can fit a lot more in and still easily get to

    Bathroom Storage Towel Basket

    the items at the back.

  • If you’ve got far too much stuff but you don’t want to sell it or throw it away then you could think about putting some items into storage. You can hire a self storage facility fairly cheaply which can be used to store anything from furniture, to clothes, to paperwork. If you choose a good facility then your storage space will be clean, dry and moisture free meaning that all sorts of items can be kept safe until you want them again.

So the next time you are sitting in your house feeling stressed and surrounded by stuff, why not consider one of these ideas to give your home a new lease of life and give yourself a new found sense of freedom.

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