Everyone gets that claustrophobic feeling at home sometimes, but what can you do about it? It might just be that you’ve got too much stuff, and getting organized needs to be at the top of your to-do list? Or you can move out, which is time, effort, and a lot of money. Or you can start to get clever about your space. So many of us could do with a bigger place, and it’s simply not an option. So, what is the answer?
Build Up, Not Out!
A trick for a lot of people who are stuck for space is to make the most of building upwards, and whether you can afford to go through the loopholes of planning permission to build the extension to solve all of your problems or not is a big question. For those that can’t afford it (or the neighbors won’t allow you to add to your home), a very heavy decluttering session needs to be undertaken, and afterward, you need to start storing items up on top of things. Use the top of kitchen cupboards, under tables, anywhere that doesn’t get in the way! If you’ve spent a lot of time tripping over that one item in the middle of the living room because there is no other place for it, you need to really ask if you need it anymore.
Got Space In The Garden?
If you just have too many precious memories and you’ve got no room in the house anymore, then it’s time to make the most of some kind of storage facility. You can buy a shed, but will your stuff end up being partially weathered by the elements or getting mold, meaning you would have to throw them out in the end? When picking outside storage facilities, you need to make sure they’ll fit in your garden without any issue, but also if they will house your items safely. There are metal buildings for sale that aren’t just oversized sheds but are strong and sturdy enough to house more than a few pictures and toys. If you have the space and enough stuff that you want to keep but don’t necessarily need lying around the house, this is a worthwhile option.
Get Into The Multi-Purpose Mindset!
This is the key to making the most of your living space, and staying on top of additional clutter that can enter your home on a daily basis! It’s simple, get a system in place. And one of the best systems is to make multiple uses for items you have around the home, like double duty furniture. If you have a wall free, build some shelves and put plant pots on there. If you tend to have a messy home, keep it clean. Prevention really is better in these circumstances. And if you’ve made the most of every nook and cranny, only then can you decide if your home is too small to live in. But in the meantime, make the most of your small space.