What comes to mind when you think storage? The act of storing something i.e. keeping something and being able to retrieve it whenever you need it without much ado. In designer terms, I call it organising. Do you know a lot of people have no idea how to organise their belongings? It’s not just enough to throw them together in a closet and lock the door. The fact that no one sees it doesn’t make it right, it just makes you messy. Storage of course is very important in any household, but the way your belongings are stored make all the difference. Some people have very little space but have a lot of things packed in. You can never guess because they’ve organised the right way; while others have such large spaces, it’s a marvel to watch it go to waste. This goes to say whether you have so much stuff than you know what to do with or so little it can fit into one box, you need to learn how to store your things properly. There are ways to make your space work for you as per storage;
- Determine the size of the space
- What do you want to use it for?
- What do you want to fit into the space, In other words, how much stuff do you have?
Now you know certain information on what to have in mind when creating and using storage system. Your storage facility/measure should be something that fits into some if not all the criteria listed above. The following are ways to make the maximum use of your space with the appropriate storage system. In addition to the conventional wardrobes, cabinets and shelves, you can do the following;
- Having a drawer underneath your bed
- A couch that can easily be converted to a bed becomes useful in the hands of a person with a small apartment.
- Use of small labelled baskets (lets you know where everything is at a glance).
- Use appropriate sized furnishing; you don’t want to put a huge 4-poster bed, wardrobe, couch and table in a tiny room.
- Have your wardrobe divided into proper sections.