Storage spaces can be vital in homes. Have you ever heard someone complain, “I just have too many wardrobes?” I haven’t. So let’s think outside the “box” and create more storage space using the space already in your home.

Here are several tried and true, easy tips to create more storage space:

#1. Toss stuff you no longer need through decluttering

The easiest way to maximize your storage space is to learn how to declutter. Clutter drains energy and costs time and money. Regularly decluttering is a key step in maximising storage spaces. Pick a day and dedicate it to setting aside all potential donations or things that simply belong in the trash.

#2. Use the best storage solutions (at low costs)

I’m sure you’ve seen some truly baffling storage solutions “As Seen on TV,” but some storage solutions really do work. A good storage solution accomplishes the following:

#3. Start using plastic storage containers

This one is really a no-brainer. Clear plastic will allow you to see inside the container more easily saving you precious time when quickly trying to retrieve an item from storage.


#4. Maximise use of prime real estate

This may be defined as the space in between your knees and your shoulders. In other words, the easiest places to reach. Out of sight out of mind, so keep your most frequently used items in your prime real estate area.


#5. Think vertically

Although most people think in terms of left to right, you should not discount that space above your head and at your feet. These are great places to store out-of-season, holiday, or little-used and worn items.


#6. Choose the right products

Triple measure your storage spaces before buying bins, shelves or sideboards. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting home and having to shove a container into a closet to make it fit. Storage products should work for you, not the other way around. Plan ahead.