Unless you’re fortunate enough to live in a sprawling mansion, you can never really have enough space in the home. And if you’re living in especially cramped conditions, every inch counts! Happily, this is a problem that we all face, and so many ingenious solutions have been devised to help us manage it.
Here, we’ll blast through a range of cool storage hacks that’ll help you to deal with that clutter, and free up space in your interior. Let’s get started!
Hang on the rear of a door
Hanging items on the rear of a door is perhaps the most often-cited means of generating storage space from nothing. And this is so for a good reason: it works! Spice-racks, utensils and ties don’t need a space of their own: just put them on the back of your kitchen cupboards. We all do this with fridge doors; it’s time we did it elsewhere, too! Hanging storage solutions from Cox & Cox make it easy to generate storage space from nothing – whether it’s on the back of a door or elsewhere!
Piling loose items onto a shelf is guaranteed to not only look messy, but result in a few of those items sliding onto the floor. Investing in a few storage baskets will allow you to make the best possible use of space, and provide somewhere to put those loose pencils, tissue-packets, rolls of electrical tape and other items.
Freestanding bookshelves are a convenient way of storing reading material (amongst other things). But they’re incapable of making best use of your particular space. Building your own shelving solution is a great way to develop your DIY skills, and it’ll fill up every square inch of available space. If you really are pressed for space, then you might build your shelves into all manner of places, including the recess beside a chimney breast, or the space under a sloping roof, or even around an entranceway.
Consider mobile Storage
A trolley makes a fantastic and versatile addition to any home, but in smaller ones, it really comes into its own. Simply wheel it into a cramped room, use it, and then wheel it out when you’re done. This will save you the trouble and space that comes with installing permanent storage.
Make good use of Alcoves
Those little nooks and crannies in your home can pose a bit of a problem. But they can also provide a solution to the larger problem of space-restriction. An alcove can be transformed into a storage area, as we’ve mentioned, but it can also provide a place for an office, with desks, filing cabinets, and shelves