Whether you’re in a cramped
apartment, the kids are home for the summer, or your in-laws are coming to stay
for a few weeks, we’ve compiled some creative ways to give your home some
space. Goodness knows, we love their personal space.
Consider these top four ideas
for enjoying a spacious, clutter-free atmosphere in your home.
out your living space. If
you have outdoor spaces that are adjacent to your indoor ones (balconies,
decks, patios and porches), consider how you might arrange those areas to
compliment your spacing needs. Maybe a decorative cover or an umbrella outside
will invite folks to sit there. Add some cozy furniture and a small television
and boom! you have a whole new room.
the excess in storage.
Clutter – it can make you crazy. Even if you’re not having extra people in your
home, the clutter has got to go. One quick way to clear it out, is to put it in
storage. This way you still have access to your things, but they aren’t in the
way. You don’t want to trip on that magazine rack from 1974! Separate what you need
from what you don’t and save yourself some space in your home and peace of mind.
in some space-saver bags!
These things are amazing. You can find them at most big box or home improvement
stores. Put your out-of-season wardrobe, winter coats, extra pillows, and even
those crocheted family blankets in these ingenious bags. Pile your stuff in,
use your vacuum to suck out the air, and voila! It’s all been reduced to a
third the size. Slip the bags under your bed or in a closet and you’re done.
Some people are so clever and the ones who design and manufacture furniture
that can be used in multiple ways need to be applauded. Benches that open and
can store shoes by the front door. Tables that can be transformed into desks.
Even beds that can be turned into tables. Really cool!
Then, when everyone heads back to school and back home, you can bring all your favorite things back in your home. If you think you may want to employ the use of a portable storage container, we hope you’ll think of Zippy Shell, too. Give us a call at 888-947-7974 or go online for a free quote to see how we can make moving and storage simple for you!
Your bathroom contains a lot
of important items that you use daily to get ready. It is hard trying to fit
all those valuables into a small space, so use these tips to fit all your
toiletries into your bathroom. Your morning routine will become a breeze and
your items will be much more organized!
1. SPICE RACKS
All your bottles
of shampoo and lotions can fit nicely into spice racks, as spice racks are
meant for storing small containers. Just screw them to the wall to create
extra space for them.
shelves in unused empty space, such as above the door.
You can use
magnet strips to keep track of all the tiny bathroom items you have. They are
great way to organize bobby pins, tweezers, nail clippers and most hair clips
because these are already magnetic. You can also glue small magnets to the
backs of your makeup to keep them organized.
4. COAT HOOKS
Hang up coat
hooks instead of towel rods to maximize space. You can hang up multiple coat
hooks within the space that just one towel rod would fit. This is great if you
are sharing a bathroom with someone.
Build a shelf
over the top and sides of your toilet. This extra space doesn’t seem like
much, but it can fit a lot of your small items like small hand towels, candles,
6. PVC PIPE
Attach a PVC pipe
to your wall to store your hair tools, like a blow dryer. After using
your tool, it is very hot and having the PVC pipe gives it a place to sit and
cool down and stay out of your way.
7. SMALL WINE
Use a small wine
rack to efficiently fit your hand towels on your sink by rolling them up to fit
in each slot. It is very elegant, yet practical.
8. SHOE HANGER
On the back of
your door, hang a shoe organizer. You will be able to fit countless bottles or
items without having to take up any of the space within your bathroom!
Make your tiny fridge feel a lot bigger with these tips!
Install a lazy Susan
Have easy access to all the food in the back of the fridge without having to move everything around to find what you are looking for.
Label your drawers
Label your various drawers with what is in them to make it faster to find what you need.
Install a snack stack
Slide a small drawer stack to store snacks, cheeses, and more.
Use drawer dividers
Place drawer dividers to separate your different food items such as vegetables, fruits, etc.
Cover your shelves in plastic wrap
When spills happen, you can just peel off the layer of plastic wrap and put a new one down.
Use any cylinder container to hold cut up vegetables. Many recyclable containers can be very useful for this.
Masking tape labels
Label your containers with masking tape and a sharpie to write the date you made it and/or when it expires.
Add a condiment holder
Use a six-pack holder or an empty egg carton to organize all your condiments.
Plastic freezer bins
Put plastic bins in your freezer to separate your big bags of frozen items.
Use mason jars
Store your leftover food in mason jars. They will keep your food fresh longer and are not are bulky as Tupperware.