Space. There are billions of light years of the stuff out there in the cosmos, but not always a vast amount of it where you need it most – in your home.
Managing space is important. Not only does it help you to keep your home neat and tidy, but it can also elevate your mood by reducing clutter and helping you to enjoy your decor. Architects try to help people manage their space better, but often it’s the people living in the buildings, not the planners, who are to blame.
So how can you save space in your home? Let’s take a look.
Sell Duplicate Items
One of the hallmarks of a cluttered home is duplication: you’ve got two of everything. Two chairs in your hallway. Two chopping boards next to the sink. Two desks in your office. Duplication is often unnecessary and leads to mess and clutter – exactly where you don’t want it.
If you’ve got two of something, consider selling it. You’ll get a bit of money, and you’ll save space.
Hide Annoying, Small Appliances
Small appliances like blenders, toasters, and coffee machines are some of life’s little pleasures. But there are a few problems: they take up space, they’re usually ugly (or don’t fit in with your kitchen decor), and they can get in the way when you want to cook.
Is there a solution? Some savvy homeowners realize that if they want to get rid of kitchen clutter, they have to make cupboard space for their appliances. You can do this too says www.homesandproperty.co.uk: make space for all your mini-appliances so that they only take up room on your kitchen sideboard when you need them.
Sometimes you have a lot of stuff and not enough space to store it all on your property. Okay, understood. But that doesn’t mean that you’re out of options. Rather than selling things or allowing them to clutter up your living space, you could store stuff you don’t need right now with a third-party storage solution.
According to www.pinkstorage.co.uk, these storage solutions are safe. CCTV monitors your container 24 hours a day, and you can get access to your stuff with a PIN code, anytime you need it.
Right now it might be just you and your partner sharing a flat. But in the future, you may have children, and that could put more pressure on your space requirements. Instead of planning for right now, it’s usually a good idea to think a little ahead to the space that you will need once new members of the family arrive.
Wren kitchens, a kitchen manufacturer, says that people should dedicate at least two kitchen cupboards for every adult in the family, and one additional cabinet per child.
Use A Larder
With more and more families opting for healthy eating, storing all that food and ingredients is becoming a challenge. A simple fridge and a few kitchen cabinets probably aren’t sufficient. If you’ve got space, try building a larder instead so you can walk in and access all your supplies immediately.
*This is a collaborative post.