We are always complaining that we just don’t have enough room inside our homes and yet it is usually our fault that we don’t have it. We are all obsessed with keeping items that we are never going to use again or we are never going to wear again, with the failed logic that the going to come back into fashion someday. This day would probably never come and so you need to learn how to let go and how to maximise the space that you currently have by de-cluttering. It can be really difficult to say goodbye to items that you’ve had from when you were a very young age, but these are things that you’re never going to fit into again and no matter how many times you tell yourself that you’re going to go on that diet and someday you’re going to be able to fit into this clothing, that day will never arrive.
There are so many reasons why you need to de-clutter your home and one of them is time. Think of all the time that you’ve wasted looking for one particular thing and you can’t find it because of all the rubbish that you keep holding on to. If you’re unable to find a particular item that you have stored away, then you’re going to end up having to buy another one and that is going to cost you money as well. The secret to more space is to come up with apartment storage ideas and if you can’t think of any right now, then maybe the following ways to create more space in your home might help.
- Use storage containers – Any professional organiser worth their salt will always tell you to invest in clear plastic containers because they can store everything that you are no longer using, but is also easy to figure out what’s inside the container because you can see right through it. This saves you an incredible amount of time and money and if you choose your containers well, they can blend into your current decor style without standing out too much.
- Think logically – When you are storing your items, make sure that you store the items that you use on a very regular basis at a height where you can easily see them and you can get to them without any major issues. If it is out of sight then it’s out of mind and you’re just going to forget about it and it’s going to continue to clutter up your home.
- Think outside the box – Many people overlook the space that is above their heads and at their feet. This space is perfect for the things that you only use at particular times of the year or when it’s vacation time and you only need it for then. If you must store things at a much higher height, then try to use smaller containers that are lightweight and that can be easily taken down when you need them. For items that you will store around your feet, plastic storage containers are perfect for this and you can stack them neatly on top of each other.
There is lots of space in your home, but you need to know where exactly to look for it. Try to think outside the box and come up with your own apartment storage ideas that can make your life a lot more organised.