If you’re downsizing to a smaller home to be closer to the city or to save money, you might be struggling to find somewhere to store all your stuff. Whatever your reason, downsizing doesn’t have to be a struggle. To make things easier, we’ve broken down the best storage ideas for downsizing that will have you clutter free in no time.
Start with a cull
Downsizing is a great opportunity to get rid of anything you don’t use that is just sitting around collecting dust. Work your way from room to room, putting aside anything that doesn’t get as much love as it used to and re-gift it to your local op shop or donation centre.
Make the most of every area
Where there is ample storage space, ensure sure you make the most of it. Consider using Ezy Storage’s Ultimate Storage Tubs for the empty space under your bed as well as our Hobby Boxes to enable shelves to hold more books, DVDs or toys. If you’ve got a nightmare of a kid’s room, Dumpster Boxes take up hardly any room but are deep enough to hold all the toys you can imagine in the one spot.
Hidden storage solutions
If you’re purchasing any new furniture items, ensure you opt for pieces with extra built in storage space. Ottomans and storage benches are handy double ups for storing blankets and pillows that usually take up a lot of space in the cupboard.
Focus on larger rooms
Large rooms like the bedroom are typically places you’re going to have more things to store, so maximise your closet space by using double hanging rails in wardrobes or adding hooks to the back of cupboards and doors. Ezy Storage’s Stackable Kartons for bags and shoes can also create extra space by getting things off the floor and into their own home.
Use space creatively by organising your bedroom, kitchen and bathroom drawers with Compartments. Not only will they free up space, but you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for a whole lot quicker.
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