When moving house in York, it doesn’t matter how big your new home is you’ll always need storage solutions. This is because storage isn’t just about hiding items away, it’s also about having convenient items close to hand.
Organisation is key to ensure a smooth running home and as cliché as it sounds when you have a place for everything, it’s easy to keep everything in its place! Here are a few quick ways to increase or maximise the storage in your home, allowing you to wave goodbye to those boxes sooner than you thought possible.
Under Bed Storage
The space under the bed is often underutilised. In children’s bedrooms it may be used for haphazard storage of toys or books yet it’s doubtful the space will be fully utilised. If you were to take that space and turn it on its head you’d see just how much room there really is.
Slide under drawers are a great way to add organisation while making it easy for you to gain access to whatever you need quickly and without fuss.
Vacuum packs are ideal for storing clothes, summer/winter quilts and spare bedding as with a normal hoover you can reduce any wasted space keeping your linen clean and germ free.
Boxes may look unsightly but there are many on the market now that cost very little, all with great contemporary and traditional designs. To find good storage boxes that don’t cost the earth, try visiting B & M at Clifton Moor, York.
You can also buy beds that offer storage within them, so if you are celebrating your York removals with a big purchase this may be a feature to look out for.
Doors are often overlooked when people consider storage yet they do hold so much potential. They are a blank space waiting to be filled while keeping your regularly used items close to hand. You don’t even need to be an expert at DIY as there are lots of solutions you can apply in an instant such as:
Over Door Hangers- These sit neatly on the top of the door and hang down to offer shelves or hooks. You can find them in no end of designs. They’re great for adding space for coats, dressing gowns, belts or other soft items, even a teddy bear display.
Shoe Racks- The back of a door is ideal for storing shoes. You can attach a whole vertical metal show rack or choose the pocketed variety. If you have a family, you’ll find this is an easy way to keep everyone’s shoes neat and tidy, especially in a children’s bedroom.
Other Storage Solutions
Other ways to add storage, while keeping items close include utilising the space behind furniture. For example, if you have your sofa on a slight angle, you can make the most of the space behind with neat storage baskets and solutions. This is ideal for those with young children as you can use the space for a big toy basket, allowing the kids to simply throw their toys behind the sofa when it’s time for a clean-up.
We hope you found this article helpful in solving those little storage puzzles. On a larger scale, some customers like to use self-storage to transition between properties. If this is the case, be sure to look into self-storage insurance, as we often recommend to our customers.