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Clever Storage Solutions for 2020

When running a household, it can often feel like there’s never enough space. Having a plan for your belongings that you don’t use every day can keep them from piling up and creating an unmanageable mess. No matter what space you’ll be working with, organization is key. When all the items in your home have a designated space, you are able to easily keep track of your belongings without being surrounded by them. Try out these simple storage ideas and transform a cluttered space into a functional home for you and your family!

1. Upcycled Storage Solutions

Getting organized doesn’t have to include an expensive trip to the container store, it can be as simple as repurposing some things you might already have around the house! Gather up any baskets you may have and place them strategically based on your space. If your baskets don’t match you can always add a coat of paint or stain, depending on the material, to create a more cohesive look. Have a closet that simply refuses to stay organized? Incorporating small basket such as these inexpensive collapsible baskets from IKEA can help you utilize more of your closet space and keep your items separated, making everything easier to find. Baskets are also a great addition to your pantry, bathroom, and even common spaces such as entryways and living rooms! Don’t be afraid to get creative with this simple storage solution.

2. Drawer Inserts

Whether it’s a drawer, basket, or bin, there is no shortage of inserts for any of your storage needs. By adding inserts to storage spaces, your taking organization one step further and ensuring that everything stays in place even when drawers open and close. This small detail makes a huge difference in the organization of any room! To see more tips on drawer inserts, you can check out LifeinJeneral, a professional organizer who swears by the power of drawer organizers and uses them in every space she transforms. 

3. Clear Bins

Adding clear bins to your designated storage places can be a huge help when trying to stay organized. Incorporating clear bins is best suited for storage in a garage, attic or basement, as you can see everything being stored. This makes finding your items simple and is a real time saver. You can even go a step further and use a label maker to list the items in the bin! A great budget-friendly storage bin on the market is this one from IKEA.

4. Shelving

You’ve got your beautifully and strategically organized baskets and bins all ready, so where are we putting them? Installing a simple shelving unit allows you to easily store your items while also adding a personal style touch to your space. There is no shortage of shelves on the market so take your time and find something that suits your needs! If you’ve got many bins that need stored, incorporating a shelving unit means your totes and bins won’t be stacked on top of each other, allowing easier access to all your items. If you’re feeling up for a DIY challenge, a headboard with a built-in shelving system is a great way to add storage space to a cramped bedroom. You could even try creating a platform bed with built-in storage underneath. Not only is this a fun design element, it has the capability to house all your clothes that are not in season, making the seasonal transition quick and painless this spring. Here at Central Construction Group, we are able to build custom 2×4 storage racks in basements, garages, or any utility space!

5. Unexpected Spaces

Extra storage spaces can be found no matter the size of your space! With all the creatively engineered storage options on the market, you’ll be amazed at what storage pieces are masquerading as normal furniture. Like this ottoman which opens to reveal extra storage space for any area of your home. Looking for additional storage in a bedroom? Consider adding a headboard with built-in storage. If you’re looking for a DIY storage solution in a smaller space, I highly suggest crafting this unique hanging shelf for above your doorway! Waste no space and have ample storage for all of your belongings in unexpected places.

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