Making Use of Storage Space in Your Home

storage space in your homeFrom basements to attics to closets, organizing your home in an effective manner is a wonderful way to manage your storage. If you are fortunate enough to have one, or even a few storage spots in your home for overflow items, seasonal clothes, recreational equipment and more, you know the importance of keeping those spaces optimized! Garage Décor and More can work with the existing storage spaces you have and make them even better.

Check out these basic tips we’d like to share to help our clients organize their storage spaces in the home. Have questions? Give us a call and we can set up a hassle-free and no charge consultation.

The beloved closet.

If a friend is house hunting, you’ll often hear one of the best (or worst) features they notice is “closet space.” If you want to take ample advantage of the closet space you already have, we have some tried and true recommendations.

  • Try using one type of hanger in your closet. Varying types seem to always get stuck together, with different heights and thicknesses. The thinner hangers, covered in velvet, are often a client’s favorite because they are slim, offer more space, and keep clothes on better.
  • Hang your clothes “backwards,” and once you wear it, hang it the right way. If you go an entire year without wearing something (you’ll know because it’ll still be hung backwards), it’s an indicator you should donate it or try selling it.
  • Install an extra tension rod so you can hang shirts on top and skirts on the bottom in your closet. If you have room, you can even install drawers in your closet.

We will happily assess what closet space you already have and offer other recommendations for organizing the space. Our Redline Closet Organization System is beautifully crafted and made to last. If it’s time to update your closet, we can help.

Make good use of the basement.

Does your popcorn popper sit out on your kitchen counter all year, only being used on those special “movie nights?” Is your aunt’s baby rocker taking up space in the den, gathering dust and never being used for sitting or rocking while you read that good book? It’s probably time to take a look at the rooms in the home, assessing what is actually being used regularly and what is just taking up space.

We often hear from our clients that they are not necessarily attached to the actual items cluttering their home; they are more attached to the memories associated with them. Ideally, if you have room in one of your home’s storage spaces, you can relocate the item out of the main thoroughfare of the home. Another option is to simply take a photo of the furniture or knick-knack you have fond memories of and give or sell it to someone who can use it and appreciate it. Depending on what you would like to do, we can certainly advise you on a better way to store any personal belongings in your basement, either by installing our Redline cabinetry or any one of our wall organization systems for smaller items.

Make garage storage work for you.

If you are feeling disorganized, it’s best to figure out what you need to keep and what you may need to donate or sell. Regardless of which room of the home needs some TLC, decluttering is an important part of getting organized. Some people run out and get containers and hooks and shelving because they want to feel organized, but they still have no idea what they are wanting to keep or store. Before you do anything, sort through your belongings first and begin to downsize.

Garage Décor and More has many options for organizing your garage space. Whether you want to utilize a Hyloft overhead storage rack for items not used daily or install the Workbench Series of cabinets for easy access, we can help. Trust us, the first time you push your garage opener button and raise the door after a garage refresh, you’ll wonder why you ever waited to give us a call!

At Garage Décor and More, we offer customized styles and features for your closets, basement, garage, pantry…any storage room in the home. When you are looking for quality paired with good looks, our custom organizational systems can’t be beat. Contact us to learn more about our storage options for your home and to set up a hassle-free consultation. Call us at (618) 789-7969 or visit our website at