As a mother of two I know how, as a family grows, the space you need increases. It’s too bad that your house doesn’t grow along with the size of your family. Some might say that, in this instance, you should just buy a bigger house, but this isn’t always an option. Buying a house is costly, and sometimes you just have to make due with what you have. Here are a few cost saving ways to decorate or design your house for more storage or workable living space. Some of these steps can be quite simple to make your living space work for you and get the most out of your house before you decide to abandon ship.
You might find yourself struggling with what to keep and what to throw out because you just don’t have the closet space that you need. You might want to consider getting new bed frames that have interior inlaid shelves or drawers for access storage of clothes and other items. They have frames with shelves in the headboard and drawers beneath the mattress. Depending on what kind of frame you get, these frames can be the perfect space saving option for overflowing closets and work to optimize the space you’re using.
If your kids are a part of afterschool actives or sports teams and at the end of every season you find yourself with a ton of hockey equipment or other sports-related items, you might consider using a storage facility for the off season items. This isn’t the only reason people use self-storage, but it is a great way to supplement additional space needs and clear your house from seasonal clutter.
You can really free up a lot of space through some more basic approaches, such as thoughtfully rearranging your furniture around to increase the functionality of your living quarters. You may even consider pairing down the amount of furniture you have and donating some of the clothes and unnecessary junk that’s presently cluttering up your house. You can donate some of these items to charity and get a tax write-off. You probably have a lot of possessions just taking up space, and you know for a fact you’ll never use again. Giving this stuff to local organizations can get you tax breaks and put money back in your pocket.
It’s all about working with the space that you have. You don’t have to move to increase your living space. These simple steps, and others, such as putting up more shelves or using a pot rack in the kitchen to free up cabinet space, will go a long way towards giving your humble home a little more breathing room. There may come a time when you’ll need to move, but realize that you may not have to by following some of these simple cost saving strategies.