When you walk into your home, do you sound like a broken recordsaying, "Clean up your mess!" over and over to the members of your home? Or do you simply feel like you are out of storage space in your house? Look at the room you deam your clutter zone and I mean really look at it. Examine every square inch from closets to corners, every inch is usable. Now that you have scanned your clutter zone, here are some easy suggestions on battling the war against clutter!
- You can install peg racks or hook racks on a wall to put the jackets and back packs up instead of being thrown in the middle of the walkway causing an instant tripping trap. This is good also for childrens rooms with their bath towels and pajamas, you know they just love dropping these items where ever they take them off.<br>
- Do you have trouble reaching items in the back of your kitchen cabinets? Try buying a Lazy Susan, gliding shelf systems or step shelves made for cabinetry.<br>
- In your bathroom, install shelves over the toilet and buy nice baskets to contain your clutter out of sight. <br>
- You can also install a peg rack in your bathroom to get those towels off the floor. As well it's great for everyday towels so your decorative towels stay nice and neat.<br>
- Now days there are little single person ottomans you can buy for hiding away clutter in your livingroom as well as added seating for guests. Another good idea is vintage style footlockers or box style luggage which can be filled with seldom used items.<br>
- Consider buying coated wire racks to install inside doors of closets or even kitchen cabinets for extra storage.<br>
- If you have room over a window, sink, door or closet, add a shelf for little treasures. Over doors or windows, it also can be used for additional book shelving.<br>
- Under bed storage is a great use of storage space. You can buy plastic under bed storage containers now that are elongated and some even have wheels, made especially for this.<br>
- If you are really handy or have a handyman, build a DIY platform bed with drawers and shelves in the headboard. This is especially great for childrens rooms which usually are smaller in design.<br>
- Toy chests, open closets floating shelves all work good for extra storage in childrens rooms.<br>
- Organize your childrens clutter and decrease at the same time by labeling shoe box size plastic containers for each type of toy collection.<br>
- If that handyman hasn't run from you and your list yet, consider building a window seat with hinged storage inside.<br>
- Hang peg racks in your closets for ties, belts and purses. You know that far corner of your closet that you don't use for anything? They were designed for purses!<br>
- In the kitchen floating shelves are a great way to display treasured china or your collection of crystal glasses.
These are just a few ideas to help make use of dead space in your home. Usable square footage makes your home more valuable whether for your day to day life, or when trying to sell.