Storage is a big headache for a lot of people. It usually seems like no matter how much you have, you never have enough. So, here are some storage solutions to make life easier for you.
Turn Your Bed Into a Bookcase
This method of storage is pretty ambitious, so you’ll have to plan it carefully if you’re going to do it. If you’re one of those people who has far too many books to store carefully, you could turn your bed into a bookcase. This is something that is becoming more and more popular, so it’s definitely something worth considering.
So, how to do you do it? You’ll probably have to get completely rid of your old bed and redesign it. The base of your bed can be made from layers of wood, between which your books can be stored and displayed. This creates a pretty impressive appearance if you manage to pull it off.
Don’t Hide Away Towels in the Bathroom
In the bathroom, cupboard space is often short. A lot of people choose to knock through the cupboard in the room to make more space so that they can have a shower as well as a bathtub. This is a great idea, but you’re the left with the question of what to do with your towels and other items.
Luckily, there are plenty of solutions that don’t require a cupboard in which to hide them. One of the best solutions I’m aware of is buying a wooden chair and using it to store towels on in the corner of the room. If you stack them carefully, it can add to the design of the room rather than just being a method of storage.
Create a Metal Wine Rack
We all like to wind down with a glass of wine at the end of a long and stressful day. But where do you store your bottles of wine? You don’t want to have them cluttering the worktops in your kitchen. They need a dedicated space to be kept, so why not create yourself a wine rack?
If you have the DIY skills, it is possible to make a wire rack by yourself. It’s a pretty simple process; you just have to create a structure out of wire or wood to with the right size gaps where the wine bottles slot in. If you don’t want to make the rack, you can find a company that makes wire mesh products, and buy one ready made.
Use the Backs of Doors
When you’re running out of space, using the backs of doors is a great way to find more space without having to spend any extra money. All you need is something to attach to the inside of cupboard doors or to the backs of ordinary doors. For kids toys, you can buy a big net, nail it to the back of the door and fill it with the excess toys you don’t have room to store.
You can buy a fabric shoe organiser and cut it in half so that it fits on the inside of your cabinet doors. This is really useful in the kitchen especially. It allows you to have lots of different pockets to store different categories of item in.
Turn Your Clothes Into a Part of the Design
Most of us have more clothes than we really need, but it’s difficult to have a clear out and get rid of the ones you don’t wear. Quite often, we have attachments to clothes, and even if we don’t wear all of them regularly, we do wear most items occasionally. This means you’ll have to face up to the problem of where to store them.
So, why not turn your clothes into a part of your bedroom’s design? You can buy a few railings and pick out your best, most colourful outfits to hang on them. Get creative and think about how you can integrate your clothes into the overall design of the room. There are no limits to what you can do.
Use High Places
If your floor space is full, and you have nowhere else to store items, you should start to think about storing in high places. Some people put railings just below the ceiling to create extra space in wardrobes and closets. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. All that free space is going to waste if you don’t use it.
You should also install more shelves around the house to make the most of the wall space you have. This is a simple tip, but it’s something that a lot of people forget when they’re looking for new storage solutions.
Store Shoes on the Wall
For people with large collections of shoes, finding storage space for all those shoes can be pretty difficult. Plus, storing them away in the closet doesn’t really make the most of them. It’s much better to put them on display in your bedroom and make a feature out of them. It solves your storage problem, and it looks great.
The best way to store them is on the wall. All you have to do is buy some angled pieces of base moulding and then attach them to the wall with glue or nails. You’ll then have a ledge on which you can hang your collection of shoes and show them off.
Repurpose Door Handles
Door handles are so much more useful than you’d expect. They’re not only good for doors, but also for using as hooks. You can use them all over the house too. Wherever you need to hang something, you should have a spare door handle ready to be used.
They’re much more sturdy than ordinary towel hooks, so it makes sense to use them. Buy the best quality ones so that they won’t fall off when you hang heavy towels on them. These hooks will be very useful in the kitchen, but ask yourself how they could help in every room of your house. You could use one to hang necklaces and jewellery on, for example.
Try these great storage solutions today – at least one or two of them will be useful to you in your home.