As we go through life, we accumulate bits and pieces that eventually get in our way. So, every now and then it’s good to declutter and consider better home storage solutions.
It’s easy to clutter this private space, particularly with a build-up of clothes from seasons past. Starting with your wardrobe, it’s time to be ruthless with home storage.
If you don’t have a built-in, choose a wardrobe that complements your room’s decor without overwhelming it. If you need more hanging space, garment racks are versatile additions that can also provide some storage space for shoes, handbags and even wire-mesh drawers.
For everyday items, bedside cabinets that act as bedside tables offer lots of storage. Here’s a handy hint: if you find great storage with the wrong look, you can simply paint it yourself!
The dressing table might seem to be from a bygone era but if you’ve got the space, they can look great. For something more versatile, a folding or fold-out desk can double up on practical uses. A storage ladder looks great and can handle lots of stuff as well.
One overlooked space saver is closer than you think. A bed frame with inbuilt storage drawers offers a huge amount of otherwise unused room to take everything from extra blankets to out-of-season clothes.
The bathroom cabinet has become an interior design fashion statement that can hold large amounts of bathroom necessities in relatively small spaces. Add a shower caddy to keep everything within easy reach while the water is flowing.
Where space is at a premium, choose coffee tables and side tables with inbuilt storage rather than finer pieces that are less practical.
While TV cabinets hide away lots of knickknacks, a wall-mounted TV creates the sense of much more open space room and paves the way to declutter what you don’t need. If the task seems a bit daunting, Gumtree Australia has TV installation experts on hand to do it for you.
If remodelling is not an option, there are still lots of ways to create space. For example, a folding table can be out of the way when you don’t need it. In the pantry or cupboards you can organise spices and other condiments in glass jars so they look better, take up less room and are easier to find. For foods like rice, flour, sugar and cereals, use Tupperware to keep everything fresher for longer.
Apart from personal items and keepsakes, if you haven’t looked for something in a year, chances are you never will. So get rid of it. To keep safe and dry all the things you do want to remain, large plastic home goods storage containers will seal out the elements.
Declutter. You’ll feel better for it. The time it takes to scrutinise and reorder what you need will be paid back over and over again, with easier home storage and living. Plus, if you’ve got mountains of clutter to move, Gumtree Australia even has rubbish removalists to do that for you. So, what are you waiting for?!