As the old saying goes, ‘home is where the heart is’. The houses, flats and apartments in which we live are so much more than places to eat and sleep. Our homes are spaces to unwind, share moments, raise families and be ourselves. They are physical extensions of our personalities, changing as we grow and facilitating our existences. No two homes are the same, and that’s what makes them great.
As the world settles after multiple lockdowns and a drastic change in the way we live our lives, working from home has become a new normal and people are spending less time in their places of work, and more time in their personal spaces.
Whilst this is a welcome change for many, enabling a more manageable work-life balance and getting rid of that morning rush for the bus, for those of us living in cosier properties, space can become an issue.
Fear not though, here at Space 4 U Self Storage, we’ve compiled a whole range household storage solutions to help you make the most of your space at home.
Household Storage Solutions
Even the neatest of us fall victim to clutter and mess at times. Keeping tidy is no small feat, especially when you’ve got more possessions than space. However, a lack of space isn’t the be all and end all of a neat looking home, it just requires a bit of lateral thinking.
With the right techniques and ideas, it’s easy to transform wasted space into effective storage, making your home a much more pleasant environment, free of clutter.
First and foremost, shelving units are essential in the world of home storage. The simple yet effective design of shelves means you can utilise the height of a room, whilst taking up minimal floor space.
What’s more, shelving units present a wide range of possibilities. From book shelves to speaker stands and everything in between, there are a million different uses. Shelving is a great solution for items that usually clutter the floor, such as trainers. Why not bring a sense of life to eye level by lifting houseplants from the floor and placing them on a shelf?
Garage & Attic Space
Next on the list are two spaces that are often dismissed as nothing more than homes for objects that aren’t needed, but aren’t thrown out. Attics and garages are both practical solutions for possessions that aren’t used often. However, this doesn’t mean you should let them become cluttered.
A well kept garage or attic space can serve a whole range of purposes. From overflow storage, to man-caves and home gyms, these areas have a lot of potential when used mindfully. Why not store that bulky exercise bike out of sight, or those suitcases up in the loft?
When it comes to the discussion of home storage solutions, cupboards and shelves are a great start, but there are plenty of other interesting means of clearing space in your home. One extremely effective method of storage is multipurpose furniture as it serves multiple practical purposes.
There are a wide range of multi-use furniture options available, from sofa storage and ottomans, to step ladder bookshelves and even fold out beds that double as desks. How you use your space is completely up to you, so it’s important to think outside the box.
Another intuitive means of utilising space is via the backs of doors. Often overlooked but incredibly effective, installing hanging racks, hooks and mini shelves on the backs and insides of doors is a great way to declutter floors and make use of otherwise empty spaces.
These handy contraptions are perfect for a number of different uses. From coats and clothing, to kitchen spices or even cleaning equipment, there are a dozen different uses for door space.
Spaces Under Stairs
Next on our list of storage solutions is a place that is quite literally under our noses, or at least under our feet; cupboards and openings under the stairs are the perfect spot for items cluttering up your shelves and home.
Just remember, out of sight doesn’t have to mean out of mind, and there are lots of ways to make the space under your stairs an accessible and visually striking storage area. Consider setting some hooks or mini shelves up. These spaces are great for everything from cleaning equipment to sewing supplies, so get creative.
Who says window sills are just for flowers? Sure, these spaces make a great home for all kinds of pot plants and greenery, but don’t limit yourself. There are many alternative uses for window ledges, no matter their size.
Window sills present a wide range of possibilities, from seats and reading spots, to bookshelves and spice racks. Consider placing your desk under a window to make use of the natural light as well as the window sill. This could be used for additional stationary or desk lighting.
Another great space for those possessions you may not need to access all the time is under the bed. While some beds don’t have the luxury of space or storage beneath them, if yours does, it is definitely worth using it.
These spaces are perfect for excess bedding, towels and seasonal items such as swimwear. Alternatively, using the area under your bed for boxes and packaging is another useful idea.
Finally, the last idea on our list of home storage solutions is baskets. These containers have been used as storage spaces for centuries. Whether they are made of plastic, wicker or fabric, baskets are incredibly versatile, available in a range of sizes and look great.
Below are just a few of the endless storage uses for baskets in your home.
Utilising Storage Facilities
Of course, as exciting as it can be to repurpose spaces around the house and find new ways to declutter areas, it can feel like an impossible task. Perhaps you’ve just moved to a smaller property, or are in the process of relocating. No matter the circumstance, for those of us with a number of clunky possessions, home storage solutions just can’t do the job.
Fortunately, there are other amazing solutions available in the form of secure storage facilities. Storage container hire is a brilliant means of keeping your possessions safe during periods of transition, or when you simply don’t have room for larger items.
Benefits Of Secure Storage Facilities
The benefits of using storage containers for your possessions are plentiful and, with a wide range of storage plans and sizes available, you’re sure to find an option that suits you. Here at Space 4 U Self Storage, we are committed to providing our customers with secure units, suitable for both household and business storage.
The benefits of our storage facilities include:
- 24 hour pin code access
- CCTV surveillance and alarms
- Clean, dry & safe containers
- Up to 160 square feet of storage
What’s more, by using the services of Space 4 U Self Storage, you’ll be able to declutter your home and gain peace of mind that your items are safe.
When Is Container Storage Necessary?
It is worth noting that container storage isn’t just for cluttered homes; there are many instances perfectly suited to the services of Space 4 U Self Storage Ltd. Often, when moving house or relocating property, the timing and logistics can be tricky. During the time between leaving your old property and moving into your new home, it’s likely you’ll have bulky possessions, furniture and valuables that need to be stored securely.
Space 4 U Self Storage is perfect in these circumstances as individuals can access their possessions as and when they need. Moreover, in addition to our storage facilities, we also offer a complete end to end service including packing, removals storage and transport.
If you’re looking to neaten your home, declutter your space or store your possessions during a period of transition or a business move, look no further than Space 4 U Self Storage. We take great pride in providing a professional, efficient and friendly service to all of our customers.
Don’t hesitate, get in contact with us today. Call us now on 01344 20 30 49 or submit an enquiry via our website.