affordable storage for small spaces a primer

If you live in a small space, what is it that you wish you had more of? Storage! We all know that storage in small spaces can be a challenge, but there’s good news, you too can benefit from these tricks. This article will give you some ideas on finding potential storage areas in your home.
Multi-function furniture is one of the best solutions for storage of small spaces. When you are acquiring new furniture, think about how you might be able to use it in your home. Does it offer extra storage? Then it just might be the right piece for you. Cupboards or wardrobes offer extra shelf space and can be used in almost any room in the house. Trunks or boxes with lids can be used for stashing all sorts of things. What about a piece of furniture with wheels that can be rolled out of the way when not in use?
Closets are a great source of extra storage. Whether you choose to install a pre-made closet organization system or be more conscious of how you utilize the space, re-organizing your closet can help you expand your available storage space. Hanging shelving or shoe organizers are a great way to free up floor space for other things. Neatly stacked boxes on shelves make your closets easier to manage and help you find things more quickly. (Don’t forget to label boxes with their contents).
Most people forget about the potential of storage space under furniture. If there’s room, try tucking a storage box under your sofa. Remember when you were a kid and hid everything under your bed? As adults we tend to forget about using this untapped resource. Under-the-bed storage boxes are the answer. You can use them for storing extra towels or bedding, sporting goods, or holiday gift wrap.
Another often under-used space is hiding in plain sight. Look up! Build a bookcase around a window, or try mounting a shelf around the top perimeter of a room. This is a great idea for a kids room, or if you have collectibles that you want to display but don’t need to take down often. (I’ve also seen model trains mounted this way).
These tips should start you on your way to thinking about the unused storage in your own living areas. Remember that it’s easy to find effective, affordable storage even if you do live in a small space, just be creative and have fun!