Upgrading Storage Solutions in Your Home

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Have you considered upgrading storage solutions for your home lately? What home wouldn’t benefit from more storage? Not many! 

According to research, there are around 300,000 items in the average American home. But where does it all go? With that number of belongings, it is no surprise when houses get overrun with stuff, even if most of it is necessary. 

Maybe there is a growing family of five, or maybe there is a couple who have unforgiving hobbies when it comes to space. Whatever the situation, upgrading storage solutions can only be a winner. This piece will discuss how to upgrade storage solutions in the home to make the most out of space, and keep it looking fresh and stylish too.

“Utilize the space under the bed for maximum storage!”

Upgrading Storage Space Under the Bed

Whether there is a large unoccupied space under the bed or the preference is a bed that comes with storage, this area is a great little spot for upgrading storage space. This space is already there, it just needs to be utilized! 

For those who have a gap, invest in some bed storage boxes or baskets to keep everything need and tidy. This is a brilliant place to keep clothes, towels, and bedsheets handy.

For those who would prefer a more solid solution, it is possible to purchase bed frames with storage built-in, such as large drawers or shelves. This option is already great when it comes to cleaning, as dust and other particles cannot make their way under the bed!

A bed with storage underneath

Organizing Your Storage

Upgrading your storage by adding more places to put things is a great idea. However, you need to also be more mindful about what you’re storing and the purpose it serves. It can be easy to lose track of where you’re storing things and it can be a good idea to stop storing so many things in the first place if you don’t need them. Many people develop hoarding tendencies when they have too much storage available, hence the importance of organizing your storage.

For instance, tablecloth storage ideas are great because they’re purposeful and have a use. Similarly, under-bed storage should be reserved for things such as clothes, bed linen, and other bedroom-related things. Try and keep your storage relevant to the area that it’s in and you’ll find it much easier to keep track of your storage solutions.

 A Storage Bench

Another way of upgrading storage space is by using a storage bench. Offering a seat and storage in one, a storage bench is a great addition to the home when needing to add extra seating too. 

One of the best things about a storage bench is its versatility. They offer a useful storage solution for rooms closer to outside to store shoes, umbrellas, and other outside accessories.

They are also really handy for putting outdoor blankets or picnic mats in!

“If the right storage furniture cannot be found, make it!”

a storage bench in a mudroom

Custom-made Furniture 

Sometimes what is needed just cannot be found in the store, which is where the fun adventure of DIY comes in. Sometimes to get the item that is needed, it needs to be made from scratch. This way those who need to be upgrading storage will know exactly what they are getting and how it fits into the home, rather than making do with something not quite right.

When making furniture, it is important to pick good quality materials and the right wood for that perfect mix of aesthetics and practicability. Cabinet Timbers offer a fantastic selection of great quality wood and helpful services to provide the ideal pieces for dream furniture. 

Custom made cabinets

A Coat Rack

Never underestimate the value of a good coat rack! Long gone will be the days that exercise bike handles are used as a hanger, or the inevitable piles of coats take up space wherever they can! A coat rack is an efficient and elegant storage solution for all homes, which also allows someone to find their coat quickly when they need it!

These suggestions will help you in upgrading storage for your home for both you and your family.

Final Thoughts…

When upgrading storage solutions for your home you have a few options. From adding a storage bench and a coat rack to custom-made furniture the possibilities are endless.

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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