One of the main problems with modern-day living is clutter and storage space. We all tend to acquire more belongings over the years. Are you a horder, or do you have no problem decluttering on a regular basis? I remember the feeling when I first had a baby, and suddenly a home that felt plenty big enough feels smaller, toys, cots, pushchairs, they all take up space, and often it’s space that we don’t have.
Never fear, Oakwood Doors; one of the UK’s leading oak door providers, are on hand with 5 space-saving tips to clear some of the clutter with today’s Small Space Hacks guest post.
1. Use wooden plank style shelving above doors. This is a great way to store items, especially in bathrooms, boxrooms and utility rooms. It means you have access to the bits and pieces you might need and keeps everything off the floor. These can also be great features in living rooms and dining rooms.
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2. Space for clothing can be hard to come by, especially if like me you love fashion. So in our opinion it’s all about creating space where there isn’t any. Here are a few tips on getting the most out of all available space. The first is to use the backs of the doors for additional storage. Add coat hooks, rails, anything you can for that little bit of extra room.
The second is to use S hooks and chains to turn where one hanger would fit into a hanger for 5 separate items. This works best with t-shirts and shirts, thicker jumpers might not sit properly.
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3. If you find your bathroom is too small, and even after the door shelving has been put in place you’re still low on space, try one of these hacks.
-Use a fruit basket to hang toys, products and bath accessories.
-A cool design feature can be using a wine rack to hang towels, not only does it save space but it also looks great!
-Spice racks also make for product storage, helping you get all your lotions, hair products and other bits and pieces off the side.
-Corner shelving creates a great focal piece and really optimises space, whilst providing additional storage for books, pictures and ornaments. It can really bring a room to life.
5. If it’s your kitchen cupboards causing the problems there are a couple of things you can try. The first is to use a magazine rack as a pan lid holder, and the second is to install a rod or pole to keep any cleaning equipment on. These are great ways to make the most out of tiny cupboards or the space under the sink.
I hope these tips helped you, and if you have any more to offer, let me know!