Wednesday 12 July 2023

Stepping Into Spring with A Deep Clean and Finding New Space in Your Home

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AD: Compact homes are cute, cost-effective, and cosy, yet they can present a challenge regarding storage space. Often, those living in smaller houses would rather skip the hassle of moving to a bigger place (or they don’t have the spare funds!) and instead make the most of their current situation by thinking of creative ways to bypass their spatial setbacks. 

Fortunately, with spring on the way, there are various ways that you can find new space in your home and give it a thorough deep clean simultaneously. From clearing out your entryway by transferring coats and shoes into an ottoman to storing children’s toys using an over-the-door storage solution, we list several of our top tips to achieve this below:  

Tidy Up Your Children’s Toys  

Our love for our children will always be unconditional, but it can be tested when you hear the toy bin emptying after you’ve just spent the best part of an hour tidying them away. Sometimes, it can feel like there are more toys than the floor in your kid’s rooms, leaving very little space to work with. So, why not solve your cleanliness and spatial issues at once with an over-the-door storage solution?  

Available from online marketplaces like Amazon, over-the-door storage solutions allow you to tidy away anything that usually takes up floor space – like children’s toys - making the room look bigger, airier, and tidier since more floor space is visible than not. Ensure it is kept this way by teaching your children to put away their toys when they’ve finished playing before getting a new toy out.

Invest In Alternative Storage Options  

Sometimes, no matter how much spring cleaning you do or how many over-the-door storage solutions, floating shelves, double-duty cabinets, and ottomans you buy, you can’t seem to create enough storage space in your house. If you’re finding this in your home, you could consider investing in alternative storage options.  

Fortunately, there are many long and short-term alternative storage options for homeowners with tiny houses, with one of the most popular being self-storage solutions.  

Whether you’re looking to store furniture or kitchen appliances, consider checking out Safestore's London locations near you and seeing how they could help you free up space in your home. Visit their site for more information about their innovative self-storage solutions or contact them directly for specific inquiries.  

Create More Closet Space  

Although a lack of storage space can be annoying, nothing is quite as vexing as not having enough closet space. Fortunately, various solutions exist for getting around this and creating more closet space, from selling your preloved clothes and shoes to using an alternative storage solution.  

Using an ottoman with wicker baskets, you can give your entryway a deep clean by sorting all the coats, shoes, and outdoor accessories into individual baskets, making it easier for people to find them when needed, keeping the area clean and creating more space in your house.  

If you’d like a more permanent solution, selling or donating preloved items frees up more closet space while getting a small amount of money. It also makes you feel good since you’re creating more space in your home, eliminating items you no longer reach for and giving things a new lease of life. 

Use Your Vertical Space  

Regardless of the size of your house, it can be all too easy to use floor space as storage; however, this can often make rooms look smaller and cluttered. So, if you’re running out of floor space, you could always consider utilising your vertical space using floating shelves and other wall-storage options.  

Floating shelves are one of the most popular options since air and light can circle them, making the room look bigger and airier, unlike traditional shelves with a back that can take away space instead of adding it. Plus, they are relatively inexpensive to DIY yourself, or if you want to spend a little more, you could purchase them pre-built from your local hardware store.  

Hopefully, these tips have helped inspire you to give your home a bit of a spring clean and create some more home storage for yourself. If you have any tips please do share them in the comments below, I would love to hear them. 


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