A tidy and organised home can create an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. However, in today’s world where living space is often limited, many people are forced to find creative solutions to maximise their storage options.
If you’re living in a small home or apartment, you may need to find ways to store your belongings without sacrificing precious square footage. Fortunately, our self-storage experts at SureStore have compiled some helpful storage tips and tricks for making the most out of your small living space.
5 Simple Tips to Maximise Storage Space at Home
Decluttering and organising is the first step to maximising storage space at home. Unused, broken, or outdated items should be thrown away or donated in order to free up room for more useful items. Organising items by type can also help create a sense of visual order and make it easier to find what you need when you need it. Use baskets, boxes, and containers with labels to ensure everything has its place and prevent future clutter from accumulating in your small home.
See how self-storage can help you to declutter your home.
Using space-saving furniture is a great way to maximise storage capacity without taking up extra room. Investing in multi-functional pieces such as Ottomans with built-in storage compartments or shelves that double as desks will provide plenty of added storage opportunities without sacrificing precious floor space. If possible, try utilising vertical wall mounted shelving units for bookshelves or even pantry organisation instead of traditional bookcases, which tend to take up too much room horizontally.
If you need to store any furniture pieces, from a lamp to a three-piece suite, then take a look at the SureStore guide to furniture storage.
Organise the pantry
Organising the pantry can help you save space in the kitchen as well as time and energy when searching for ingredients when cooking. Use clear, labelled containers to keep your cupboard contents organised and easy to find. Many of us use our kitchen space for more than just preparing and eating food, so why not use a separate cupboard or drawer for the children’s homework and activity books? Introducing a peg board to the kitchen can also offer flexible storage space for pots, pans, calendars, chore lists and more.
Use shelves and hooks
Making good use of wall shelves and hooks is another way small home residents can maximise their limited square footage and store belongings around the house – particularly in bedrooms where closets might not be big enough! Hooks installed directly onto walls offer versatile hanging solutions perfect for coats, jackets, hats, bags and scarves, while floating shelves provide convenient places for books, photos, souvenirs and house plants.
Rotate your wardrobe
Rotating your favourite outfits and creating a more capsule wardrobe can also help you save space in your small home. You may also choose to adapt your wardrobe as the season changes, why not keep your summer and spring clothes in seasonal storage during the winter months and store your bulkier winter coats in the warmer months?
Visit our guide to clothes storage for more top tips.
Self-Storage Solutions for Small Homes
Our self-storage services at SureStore can also be an ideal option for those who need efficient storage and additional space in their small homes.
When choosing a self-storage unit, there are several factors to consider. First, think about how much storage space you require and the duration. All of our Home self-storage units at SureStore range in size from 10 sq ft to over 275sft and are available to book on a long-term or short-term storage plan.
Our state-of-the art security system at SureStore means you’ll benefit from 24/7 CCTV surveillance throughout the facility, individual alarms in each unit and a secure remote access procedure with unique key code entry.
Find out more about our straightforward process at SureStore Self-Storage: From start-to-finish.
Tips to Utilise Self-Storage Effectively
The first step to utilising self-storage space effectively is to plan how to organise and store your items. Begin by sorting through your belongings, discarding unused or broken items, and properly labelling boxes or containers so that everything has its place.
Take your time to carefully prepare each item for storage and pack your storage unit according to size and type. Carefully arranging your self-storage unit can help maximise space while making it much easier to find what you need when needed.
You can also keep track of all your stored items by writing down an inventory list or taking pictures of the content. If you require convenient, regular access to your self-storage unit, you may consider booking an innovative drive-up storage unit at SureStore.
Once you’ve packed your self-storage unit, the next step is strategizing how best to use the storage space. Place larger and heavier items towards the bottom levels and lighter materials at higher levels – this helps ensure that everything remains safely balanced throughout the unit. Utilising shelving units can further optimise vertical storage capabilities while providing an aisle for access instead of having items riskily piled on top of one another.
Use our self-storage checklist before moving your home possessions into self-storage and save space with SureStore.
Book a SureStore Self-Storage Unit
Looking for a convenient storage solution? It’s a Sure Thing! Self-storage can be a convenient and affordable solution for people looking to maximise their limited square footage.
Our professional self-storage facilities, state-of-the-art security and flexible managed storage plans at SureStore mean you can feel confident knowing you’re securely storing your belongings while freeing up some much-needed room in your small home!
Discover our secure and competitively-priced home storage solutions at our professional self-storage facilities across the UK. Find your nearest SureStore self-storage location.