you ever get fed up of having too much clutter around the house? If this is the
case, you have two options; either get rid of your stuff, or find a way to
maximize your storage space. It doesnít matter if youíve got a three-bedroom
house or a studio apartment, creating an efficient storage system can cure all
your clutter problems for good. With a little bit of elbow grease and a free
weekend youíll be surprised at how much space you can save.
is a nifty little project thatíll make your room look cleaner and more
minimalist and will also give you extra floor space. Using a few L-brackets and
some safety anchors you can raise your bookshelf, desk and entertainment system
off the floor and secure them to the wall. This gives you enough space beneath
for storage crates or nesting tables to further maximize the space. Having this
extra floor space will also allow for easier cleaning of the room since you
donít have to vacuum awkwardly around the furniture.
more space you have in the kitchen, the more gizmos you can fit in it. There is
quite a bit of potential kitchen space not being utilized on the walls and even
the underside of shelves. Attach a magnet strip to the wall and youíve a handy
floating knife rack. You can also attach small magnets to the underside of your
kitchen shelves to create a hanging spice rack.
bicycles and small rooms donít mix, especially if you live in a small flat.
This can be easily fixed using a couple of 2x4 planks and some hooks. Screw an
upright plank to a 2x4 plate using a lag screw, then attach some slip on stud
hooks to hold the bikes. This way
the bikes donít take up precious floor space and you can mount it against the
wall so it looks presentable when you have visitors.
a place to put the contents of your pockets at the end of the day is
frustrating. Your keys, wallet, headphones and gloves all take up space, and if
youíre not careful youíll end up losing them. Secure an empty (and clean)
paint can to the wall and you have a place to hang your coat that also gives you
a hollow space to keep your little knick-knacks.
might not have much in the way of floor space, but if you want some extra
storage space all you have to do is look up. The upper sections of your walls
are prime for adding shelves and other storage solutions to keep your lesser
used items. Sure, you might need a ladder to reach them, but it makes for a much
more efficient use of space.
are keen and clever designers who are able to live comfortably with as little as
90 square feet of floor space using clever space saving tricks to make the most
out of every inch. With a bit of time and a few screws, you can transform your
living space into a more efficient and comfortable place to live.
Jamie Gibbs is the
resident blogger for home
insurance comparison site