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6 Smart Summer Storage Tips to Maximise Space & Organise Your Home

21st July 2023

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In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining an organised and clutter-free home is essential for a stress-free and productive lifestyle. Making the most of your available space – while keeping your belongings neatly organised – can have huge benefits to mental and physical wellbeing.

Below are six practical storage tips for you to put into action this summer, to help you maximise space and transform your living areas into havens of order and tranquility.

1. Declutter and donate

Before diving into storage solutions, take some time to declutter your belongings. Sort through each room, identifying items you no longer need or use. Consider donating or selling these items to free up valuable space. Remember, less clutter means less to store. Look at seasonal clothes and items and try to rotate wardrobes and equipment depending on the time of the year.

2. Utilise vertical space

When it comes to storage, don’t overlook the power of vertical space. Install wall-mounted shelves, bookcases, or floating shelves to store books, decorative items, or everyday essentials. While you don’t want stacks of boxes upon boxes throughout your home, utilising vertical space helps maximise storage capacity without encroaching on floor space. This is great for attics, garages and even your garden shed.

3. Be clever about your closets

Closets are the dark horse of storage. Maximise their potential by using space-saving tools such as hangers, shoe racks and storage bins. Use the back of the door to hang items like towels, bags, coats, belts, scarves, or jewellery. Use this approach for other areas, too – such as under the stairs and the space above cabinets. By making use of these often-forgotten spaces, you can significantly increase your overall storage capacity.

4. Invest in multi-functional furniture

Make your furniture work for you by investing in pieces with built-in storage. Ottomans, coffee tables, and bed frames with under-bed storage compartments provide hidden spaces for stashing away blankets, pillows, or seasonal clothing. This way, you can enjoy functional furniture while keeping your belongings out of sight.

5. Drawer dividers

Drawers can quickly become a jumbled mess. Use drawer dividers to help keep them organised. These useful tools help separate items like socks, underwear and accessories, preventing them from getting tangled or misplaced. Don’t be afraid to use this approach for your kitchen and utility room, too.

6. Clear containers and labels

Transparent containers are a game-changer when it comes to storage. They allow you to see the contents at a glance, making it easier to locate items without rummaging through multiple boxes. Label each container to maintain order and ensure everything has its designated spot. If you’re using cardboard boxes, make sure you correctly label these and that this information can be seen without having to access the box. Saving what’s in which box on your phone, tablet or PC is also a good idea.

Looking for storage and based in South Wales? Or Cardiff storage units are accessible 24/7, fully secure, and even come with free contents insurance plus free van and forklift hire (conditions apply). Find out more by contacting us or using our online quote form.

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Author: Brendan

Brendan is the owner of Easystore Self Storage in Cardiff.

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