LIFESTYLE: What to Do When You Run Out of Space in Your Home

We've all been there before. You wake up one day, take a look around your home, and realise that you're just out of space. Clothes are spilling out of your dresser drawers, books are stacked high on every flat surface, and there's just nowhere to put anything new. If this sounds like you, don't worry! You're not alone. In fact, lack of space is one of the most common complaints among homeowners. But don't despair—there are ways to maximise the space in your home so that you can finally have the tidy, organised home of your dreams.

1. Get Rid of Clutter

This may seem like an obvious solution, but it's amazing how much stuff we accumulate over time that we don't really need. Go through your things and get rid of anything that you haven't used in the past year or two. Donate clothes that no longer fit, sell old furniture or electronics that you don't use anymore, and throw out any junk. Anything you no longer need immediately can be put into Container Selfstore instead of taking up space in your home too. You’ll feel better with a clearer space to work with.

2. Utilize Vertical Space

When you're low on horizontal space, the next best thing is to start utilizing vertical space. This can mean anything from hanging a pot rack in your kitchen to installing shelves in your closet to mounting a TV on the wall. Getting things off the floor and onto walls can free up a lot of valuable square footage in your home!

3. Use Multipurpose Furniture

Multi-purpose furniture is a lifesaver when you're trying to maximise space in your home. Look for coffee tables with built-in storage, ottomans that open up to reveal hidden storage space, and even beds with built-in drawers for extra linens or clothing. When every piece of furniture serves more than one purpose, you'll be amazed at how much extra space you have!

4. Get Creative with Storage Solutions

If you're short on storage space, get creative! Hang a curtain over an unused corner to create a makeshift closet for extra clothing or linens. Install hooks on the back of doors for hanging coats or towels. Place a basket under the bathroom sink for storing cleaning supplies or extra toiletries. There are endless possibilities when it comes to storage solutions—it just takes a little bit of creativity to find what works best for you and your home.

5. Think Outside the Box (or Room)

When all else fails and you just can't seem to find any more space in your home, it may be time to think outside the box—or room, rather! If you have an unused attic or basement, consider finishing it off and using it as additional living space. Or if you have an empty guest room, turn it into a home office or craft room where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and really let your creativity flow. Sometimes the best way to find more space in your home is to simply think outside the four walls that confine it! 

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