Most of us are guilty of buying things we know we don’t need because they strike our fancy or look too irresistible to leave behind. To top that off, we also receive numerous gifts from loved ones, several of which are too sentimental to give away. These are heart-warming events but quickly become a challenge for storage.
People often try to buy houses that can accommodate the items they have accumulated over their lifetime. However, few of us are millionaires and have to make do with what we can afford. Luckily, you don’t need to be a multi-millionaire to achieve this feat.
This blog will give you several tips to declutter your house and make it look spacious.
Tips on How to Declutter Your House and Make it Spacious
The key to decluttering your home lies in optimising storage. Here are a few tips on how you can achieve this goal:
- Add Shelves to Your Living Room and Dining Room
There are likely dozens of memorable decorations that you want to add to your living room, but piling everything on a coffee table isn’t feasible. The best solution is to build a modern shelving unit in your preferred room and organise your items.
Where you place your unit depends entirely on the room you are adding it to. I had an empty wall in my living room and decided to use that location for the shelf to make the most of the space. It worked out perfectly and made the room a lot brighter.
- Get Kitchen Cabinets for Storing Spices
Kitchens often get the messiest because you have pots, pans, cutlery, serving ware, spices, etc., to store in a relatively limited space. Although it might seem easier to keep the most used spices on the counter, the arrangement often contributes to the clutter.
The better choice is to build kitchen cabinets specifically for each category and store the items accordingly. It will make finding what you’re looking for much more manageable and allow the kitchen to look much tidier.
- Use Inserts to Increase Cupboard Storage
This tip is only valid for people who have vertical cupboards with too much space on the top. Add an insert in the middle (or wherever is most suitable) and add another layer of item storage inside.
It is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of doubling your unit storage capacity.
- Buy Organisers for Fridge
Not everyone will be privy to what your fridge looks like, but that doesn’t mean the chaos inside isn’t frustrating. I was in a similar position until I got fed up, gave in, and bought organisers I kept seeing on the internet.
The transformation was nearly magical! My vegetables and fruits had their designated spots, beverages were tucked away in one corner, and I had ample space for all the groceries I had to previously stuff inside. I cannot recommend these items enough.
- Build a Shed for Extra Storage Space
Another way to add more storage relies on the type of accommodation you’re living in. If you have a house with a sizeable lawn, you can build a storage shed and transfer all the extra items to it. You can also hire construction experts if you’re not confident about making one and feel more at ease.
Storage sheds are a standard part of most houses with enough space to build them. They are ideal for storing gardening materials, tools, and extra items they don’t have room for inside the house.
It is the perfect way to remove items temporarily and make the house look more spacious.
- Use a Self-Storage Shed
Self-storage sheds have always been popular, but they have become more relevant as people downsize and move into smaller houses. A self-storage shed will give you the perfect opportunity to keep your treasured items safely tucked away and make your home look roomier.
You can always choose a business closer to your house to be close enough to the items. You can also choose a size that suits your needs to optimise costs.
- Add Storage Space to Furniture
Some modern furniture ideas are incredibly efficient because they combine aesthetics with practicality. These ideas add storage space to furniture like beds, sofas, coffee tables, etc., to help reduce items from the surface.
Such additions are ideal because you can store books, consoles and remotes when you’re not using them and take them out when they’re needed.
Overall, the trick to decluttering without giving items away requires storage optimisation. I hope you liked my tips on how to declutter your house and will use the most suitable ones to more your home roomier.