Common Home Storage Mistakes and Their Solutions
Throwing away items is not always the solution to a tidy home. In some cases, using proper home storage practices can help. To avoid piling items on top of tables and drawers, you can employ strategic reorganisation to make things happen. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t have the knowledge and vision professional interior designers possess. As a result, they end up making mistakes that result in chaos. Fret not as our designers have organized concise tips to make your home a tidy one.
1. Lacking Storage with Sub-Sections
If faced with limited space, try to opt for some form of internal organisation within your furnitures, with sub-sections or dividers to enable easy sorting of items. If put into perspective, a very big bin will only be capable of accessing the items that are on top of everything else. This fact negates the very use of such units. While they are big, only a small fraction of your belongings will be easy to reach. The same applies to closets and cabinets. Bins, baskets, boxes and clothes organisers all exist for a purpose. Give them a try and you’ll soon find out what works best for you.
2. Assess items practically instead of clinging onto things
Humans are sentimental creatures and often, we hang on to lots of stuff. Old books, mementos, souvenirs, clothes, dishes, home décor items can easily lead to clutter. More often than not, the availability of space isn’t the biggest issue. Keeping things you don’t need is.
Take some time to go through the things that are collecting dust and awaiting better days. Life is too short to stuff your environment with needless possessions. Instead, focus on the items that you truly love and enjoy. These are the ones to prioritise in your home décor.
3. Opt for Shelves over Storage Bins
Stacking storage bins makes it very difficult to get to the things that you need. Eventually, you will use the bins for items you don’t need and use often. Eventually, you will forget about these belongings and the bins will become a part of the clutter you’re trying to control. Instead of stacking, use shelves to separate bins and make their contents accessible. Open front storage bins give you another convenient choice, plus they’re a lot more aesthetically pleasing that the traditional plastic bin with a lid.
4. Utilizing Narrow Spaces for Storage
Narrow storage solutions are especially great for small rooms. While such shelves or a narrow cabinet will need to be custom-made, you’ll get an excellent return on investment and a ton of usability. The area above eye level is another great choice for the placement of shelves. These shouldn’t be too high up because you’ll find them difficult to reach. Still, look above the traditional placement to discover little areas you can populate with shelves and make good use of.
5. Lacking Furniture with Built-in Storage
Multi-purpose furniture is lifesaving, especially if you have a space-starved flat. The best thing is that you don’t need custom pieces to enjoy additional storage space. Many mass-manufactured items give you such possibilities. Various bed models have built-in storage units underneath. The same applies to coffee tables, sofas and even ottomans. These items give you convenience because you can tuck away certain kinds of items. The storage underneath the bed is ideal for the placement of linens and blankets. A coffee table can hold board games, books and the items needed to enjoy your favourite hobby.
Good storage starts with careful space planning and understanding of your lifestyle needs. If you are looking for a professional home interior design company to take a look at your current situation and optimise your home for space, contact Dreamakers Interior today and our designers will get in touch with you to make your dream home a reality.
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