Living in a home or an apartment with no storage space, or just too much clutter can be a huge impediment to the tenant’s quality of life. It not only give the home a smaller look, but it can also affect the way a person lives. A messier home can create a messier attitude.
Luckily, the rise in people choosing to live cheaply rather than functionally, there has been a rise in the production of space saving furniture and techniques. Whether you live in an apartment or a home, three techniques can work for both. The first one is to maximize the amount of floor space, especially in the center of each room. If you keep the center clean and spacious, it will help make the rest of the room look spacious. Also, you will be able to move around freely. The second technique is to utilize the walls, ceiling, and vertical space for storage. Tall bookshelves and plastic storage bins that you can stack upon one another work well. If you have a bike you need to store, try ceiling hooks or wall hooks. The third technique is to utilize furniture as storage space. An ottoman coffee table will hold your coffee, magazines, and candles, but if you wish to store your magazines or candles, you can use the inside of the table. Elevated beds also work because you can get storage bins that slide underneath.
If you have a home, the attic is a great place to store clothes that aren’t in season, or anything else you’re not using at the moment. If you really want to go all out with storage space, turn the stairs into drawers or use the space underneath the stairs as closets. If none of this works and you still have things cluttering up your home, it’s probably time to do a real assessment of what you need and what you can throw out.