The first step in improving your home storage is always an honest appraisal of what can be thrown away. No amount of home storage can justify the most extreme pack-rat behavior. That said, you shouldn't have to throw everything out. It's not uncommon for homeowners to need a large amount of stuff to make their home functional, and saving items of sentimental value is not a bad thing. Unfortunately, you might not have enough storage space in your home to make things work. By adopting a few simple strategies and a few minor home improvements, you can often find enough storage in your home to keep your home looking sharp without choosing between family heirlooms and the home furnishings you want.
Maximize the Efficiency of Your Home Storage
Most homeowners have more storage than they think; they just don't use it as well as they could. Bedroom closets, for example, often leave valuable storage space unused. Closet organizers and storage rods can close to double or even triple your closet usage. One clothes hanging rod and a floor full of shoes does not make for effective closet storage. A closet organizer from Silverline provides a custom system that is tailored for your storage needs that will give you room you never knew or thought you could possibly have. Think about swapping out older home furnishings, such as entryway tables or benches, living room couches and love seats, for home furnishings that feature built in storage space.
Increase Your Home Storage
You may be having issues with your home storage simply because there isn't enough of it. Small kitchens may need cabinets that extend all the way to the ceiling. Small bedroom closets may not cut it no matter how they're organized. The first thing you should look for is open spaces that can accommodate new cabinetry. Wall cabinets or, better yet, built-in wall cabinets may be a cheap home improvement project. A handyman can probably build you a new cabinet for cheaper than you imagine. If you're thinking about getting a new bed or bed frame, you should also consider platform storage beds. These beds can create a considerable amount of storage while enhancing your bedroom's appearance. Silverline can create and provide all of these solutions as well as a myriad of others.
Finally, you may be storing items inside your home that aren't particularly fragile. A garage renovation or backyard storage shed may be a little on the pricey side as far as home storage goes, but at the same time it may, by itself, completely fix your storage problems. Consider Garage Storage Systems from Silverline to store and keep things out of site within sturdy, yet pleasing to the eye storage cabinets.