In a busy home, decluttering can just seem to be a never ending task of picking something up and moving it to a less crowded area of the house, before repeating the process again some three days later. Face it – we’ve all been there!
In smaller homes, it can be difficult to find the storage space to accommodate our possessions, but there is hope for us all! TV shows such as Tiny Houses have some great ideas of how to make the most of your space, and there are also some simpler little tricks you can adopt to get your house clutter-free in no time.
Most of these suggestions can either be done as a DIY project, or created with some professional help for a more stream-lined style.
Hooks or Magnets
They are a great method of storing small bits and pieces without taking up space on counters, in drawers or in corners. In the kitchen it can be a great space-saver to hang utensils or pots and pans from the underside of a wall cabinet or even just on the wall itself. Magnets have also become very popular in recent years, with magnetised knife holders and a magnetic spice rack which both make a quirky addition to any kitchen wall.
Musical instruments, or other bulky hobby items such as sports bats can also be hung up on walls in the home as a great form of decoration, as well as a nifty storage spot.
If you are lacking in movement space in your home and often feel cramped and crowded, swapping in some of your usual furniture for a fold-out alternative can add heaps of space to any home. With a few hinges and a bit of planning, almost all furniture can be folded away including tables, desks, chairs and even beds.
Tip: Measurements and levels are really important when introducing fold-out furniture, or it will end up wonky. Consult an expert if you’re not confident doing this yourself.
Another way of using the furniture in your home to create space is to add some storage furniture with inner compartments to hide away your clutter. In many furniture outlets you can find beds, sofas and footstools with plenty of internal space. If you are feeling brave, Youtube and Pinterest have some really useful step-by-step guides to create some of your own pieces of furniture with a few pieces of wood, some fabric, and a lot of patience!
If you like the look of some of these ideas, but your DIY and carpentry skills are a bit rusty, then no fear! Contact the team at Sunset interiors today to discuss how you can really make the most of the available space in your home. Sunset Interiors can create bespoke storage solutions for any setting. You’ll be clutter-free in no time!