Great Storage Ideas For Small Houses and Flats
With property prices being at an all-time high, many of us have to settle for a property that’s smaller than we’d ideally like. Unfortunately, London is one of if not the most expensive places to live in the UK, so our first tip is to look elsewhere so you get more for your money. With our small country and so many people, space costs!
With all this being said, it’s important to have some ideas about how you’re going to store all your stuff if you have gone for a smaller property. This is a guide to some of the storage options that are available that you might not have even thought of and how to make the most of your space.
Shelves are the perfect solution if you struggle with floor space. You can keep pretty much anything on shelves, but perhaps save it for items that you use often so they’re accessible as it saves you having it to rummage through drawers and cupboards. If you’re worried about the room looking cluttered, then use large mirrors and bright walls to give the illusion of more space.
Sofa storage is one of the best investments you can make, whether that’s in the form of storage within the sofa itself or in neat boxes on wheels which effortlessly slide in and out from underneath. Sofa storage is neat, tidy and easily accessible, making it an ideal solution for items you need semi-regularly such as remote controls, games control controllers and HDMI cables.
Media units with closable doors are also a good way of hiding pieces of equipment such as satellite and cable TV boxes, games consoles and Blue-Ray players, so consider investing in one of these as opposed to a unit with just shelves on it.
Make use of tables and cabinets. Instead of using a table to put your tv on, place it on a cabinet with drawers or cupboards. The good news is that these are relatively inexpensive and can be found at most suitable shops such as Argos and Ikea.
Under Bed Storage
This is probably something you’ve already heard of and something that’s very commonly used. The space under the bed is the perfect place for sealed bags, boxes on wheels and even the bed having its own storage. This is the perfect place to keep spare bedding, sleeping bags and out of season clothes.
Hanging Wardrobe Shelves
The ideal solution to maximise space in your wardrobe. Perfect for socks, underwear and small clothing, the best thing is that they’re so cheap!
Over the Door Shelf/Hangers
Like most of us, floor space in the bathroom is limited, so hooks or shelves which hang on the back of the door could be the answer. They’re the perfect solution for hanging towels, dressing gown and shower caps!
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