It is a known problem: having more stuff than storage places. The storage room is full and the garage is also full of everything. With our practical tips, you will discover secret storage places in and around your house.
1. Put away that beast of things
Leave the crocodiles under your bed to store things, because these spaces are ideal for stuffing with stuff you don’t often use.
Of course, do not put everything under your bed or sofa, but buy low boxes on wheels. Here you can do everything, such as winter clothing (or in winter, summer clothing), clothing for special occasions; duvets leftover; hugs from the past, etc.
Always try to buy the bins with wheels. You can easily roll the bins under your bed or sofa during cleaning.
2. Under lock and key
The meter cupboard, you never come there. Yet the cabinet takes up at least one (and perhaps two) square meters. Also, only the bottom is used for all kinds of meters, but at the top, space is left free.
And let’s just use that. Hang hooks in a meter cupboard and hang coats, bags, or scarves on them. Nobody sees it and you have created more storage space.
Another tip: park the vacuum cleaner in the meter cupboard, there is (almost) always room for it. Of course, make sure that the door closes easily and that you can access the meters easily and safely.
3. Luggage – where do you leave it?
Yes – we collect the necessary items around us. Some things take up a lot of space, but you can’t get rid of them simply because you need them. Suitcases and travel bags are a good example of this. You only use them a few times a year and for the rest of the year they get in the way and take up a lot of space.
Therefore, try to fill your suitcases as much as possible with things that you rarely use, but cannot put away. For example camping gear, beach towels, decorative pillows that according to the season are nice again or books that you have to find out again.
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4. Customization behind the cabinet
If you have a house with a wooden floor, you undoubtedly also have skirting boards. Very nice, but all your furniture is about two to three centimeters from the wall due to the width of the baseboards. But let that be a perfect storage place. For example, posters that you want to store tightly or a notice board that still has to be attached to the wall: all flat things fit between the wall and the furniture.
And what’s the beauty of this? No one sees you secretly using these inches to store things. Handy, right.
5. Store behind the curtains
Do you have double curtains, then you have a nice storage spot. Long thin clumsy things like window wipers, the ironing board, a mop, or folding chairs fit well behind this, without you seeing them. After all, the decorative curtains or net curtains fall over it.
6. Storage in the garden
If you do not have a shed, you will miss the necessary storage space. But don’t worry, a very small garden or balcony can also serve as a handy storage place.
There are special outdoor cabinets for sale in the garden or on the balcony at most hardware stores, garden stores, and online. Pack these cabinets with items that can be left outside, such as plastic crockery, vases, candleholders, or other knickknacks. These cabinets are lockable, so no water is added.
Tidy and neat. Curious about more cleaning tips for small spaces? Be sure to check out the books below and then read this article again on how to keep your house tidy with small spaces.