There’s only so much space you can have in one house. And in the UK, we have some pretty small houses, especially compared to some other countries. When you accumulate stuff, you can eventually realise that you either need to move to somewhere larger or you have to do something so you can make better use of the space that you have. Before you start looking for a new home, you can consider how your existing space can serve you better. By using some clever tricks and rethinking your home, you can figure out how to make it work for you.
Give Every Space a Purpose
Your home can quickly fall into chaos if each room is being used for several different things. You might think that you’re making good use of your space by creating multipurpose spaces but can end up being confusing. While you can use different rooms for several purposes, it’s a good idea to zone each room so that you have separate spaces for separate things. For example, rather than having the kids doing homework and arts and crafts at the dining room table, they can have a zone specifically set up for those kinds of activities.
Do a Major Declutter
Getting rid of clutter from your home is a must if you want to make the most of the available space. When you have too much stuff, it takes over and leaves you with less space to live in. If you don’t know where to start, consider moving all of your things to a self storage unit. You can use the space to take a good look at all of your things and decide what to do with everything. Create different piles for what you want to keep, what you want to recycle, and what you want to sell or donate. You could make some cash from selling your things, which you can then use to make improvements in your home.
Get Clever with Storage
Smart use of storage in your home can help you to make the most of the space that you have available. One of the best ways to do this is to have storage custom-made to fit the space that you have available and to fit the way that you use your home. When you think about the things that you need to store, you can come up with storage ideas that are designed to fit you, rather than having to store your things in storage that doesn’t work for your things.
Make Use of All Space
You can often find that there are hidden spaces that you can make use of around your home but that are currently going to waste. You could use space behind your doors or other seemingly dead space that you’re not using for anything else. There are even some smart spaces you can find to use, such as the spaces under your kitchen cabinets, where you could install some draws.
If you feel like you’re running out of space, there are ways you can make better use of the space you have before thinking about moving.