If you are feeling hemmed in by clutter and are finding it hard to easily store and locate items, it’s time to check out some storage strategies.
Space is often a precious commodity for many of us and using it wisely and well is important. Effective use of space for storage is all about organisation. It’s about maximising the space you have and using it in an effective and logical way to reduce the clutter you have around the home. Good storage ideas really will improve your enjoyment of your home and make finding things a whole lot easier.
Consider Off-site Storage
Storage is all about maximising your precious living space, so if you have lots of things that need storing, you might like to consider using the services of a storage facility. It’s inexpensive, it’s easily accessible and in the case of companies like Fort Knox, it’s very flexible around space and terms. For Fort Knox storage MacKay, Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Gladstone and many other places in and around Queensland, just jump onto their website and you can use their calculators to work out how much space you might need and how little it will cost.
Don’t Know Where to Start?
Often the biggest deterrent to getting organised is starting. Where do you begin? This is clutter overload, a scary condition, but it is easy to overcome. Simply break down the tasks into manageable pieces. Tackle one area at a time. Making your home more spacious and organised does not have to be a massive task. Start with the worst clutter first; a cupboard, a set of shelves, the kitchen drawers. Remember, any progress is good!
If you are serious about getting organised, why not start with one of the most uses spaces in any home, the kitchen drawers. Go through each drawer and remove things you haven’t used for a while, say the last four weeks. Get rid of these items altogether or place them together in a plastic container labelled – use infrequently. This will stop the mad shuffle through your kitchen drawers.
Store in the Same Place
One of the keys to effective storage is having a place for things, especially commonly used items, and making sure this space is used each and every time. For example, buy an over the door hook for your child’s room and make sure they put their hats and bags there each day. This simple storage solution will prevent morning chaos as kids get ready for school.
Stuff without a Home
One of the biggest reasons for clutter is those things you have hanging around, just because they don’t really have a home. These things are usually items that need to be fixed or obscure odds and ends – spare earphones, old mail, loose coins, business cards, old bolts that must belong to something. You get the picture! Pop them all in a basket and sort through it, even if you just do 5 items a day. Repair, toss and return to correct owner. Getting rid of all those things lying around will definitely make you home feel more organised.
Apply these principles to each room and storage area in your home and pretty soon you’ll be organised!
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