Maximizing Storage Space in New Homes
Check out this handy guide to maximizing the storage space in your new home written by the professional residential moving service team here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage.
Maximizing Entranceway Space
- Use entranceways as a storage area by lining walls with shallow shelving or cabinets
- Use a wall mounted peg rack to hold larger items like jackets
- Use space underneath stairs as a closet for toy and sports equipment
- Use space underneath stairs as storage by installing shelving, or using it as a smaller office
Maximizing Living Room Space
- Consider getting a loveseat or ottoman instead of a sofa. They are ideal because they often have interior storage space. Loveseats are often better than pullout sofa beds.
- If you have tall ceilings purchase large ready made shelves or bookcases
- Don’t crowd shelves with tons of random objects that can collect dust
- Create an overall aesthetic or theme in your living room by only putting specific items out.
Maximizing Bedroom Space
- Use under bed areas as a storage space. We recommend using adjustable bed risers that can give you a few inches more storage space. You probably won’t notice the added height, just add a bed skirt or dust ruffle to hide the risers.
- Don’t use your bedroom closet to house spillover items
- Install double poles in your closet to increase storage space
- Use the back of closet doors as storage by adding hooks or a peg rack
- Consider using na over-door hanging shoe organizer
- Consider storing seasonal items at your local dry cleaner for the season
Maximizing Kitchen Space
- We recommend using a wall mounted pot rack or a ceiling mounted pot rack
- Add counter space by putting microwaves on a shelf
- Vertically store flat items like placemats and cutting boards
- Arrange every other tapered glassware piece like wine glasses upside down to maximize space
- Put cooking utensils ike tongs or wooden spoons in a container on the counter rather than in a kitchen drawer
Maximizing Bathroom Space
- Install shelving or hanging wicker baskets to store bath toys and towels
- Put hooks on your shower rod to hold loofah, brushes, and shower caddies
- If you have enough room, put a shelf or cabinet above the door or toilet
- Consider installing hooks on the back.