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Four Ways to Make More Space in Your Home

This news story was published on March 26, 2020.
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No matter what your size or style of home, at some point you’ll no doubt wish you had more space. However, moving is expensive and not always practical, plus it takes a lot of work. 

In many cases, you can maximize the space you already have at home, without having the stress of moving, and it is much less hassle.

1. Have a good declutter

Decluttering is one of the best ways to sort out your home, as it means that you can get rid of the things you already need. Some areas to focus on include:

      • Clothing – donate or recycle anything that you haven’t worn in the last few months, as well as anything that no longer fits
      • CDs and DVDs – consider getting rid of your physical media and using streaming services or similar instead
      • Beauty products – many people have bathrooms and dressing rooms full of old beauty products that are unopened or out of date. Clear them out and free up some surfaces
      • Decorative items – too much home décor stuff makes a home feel smaller. Go for a few small, tasteful items rather than too much theming

2. Rent a storage space

When you declutter, there will be many items that you want to keep a hold of, but don’t want to keep around the house. It is worth looking at options such as renting a temperature controlled storage space, so that your items are safe and secure. A storage unit is usually better than keeping things in your attic or basement, as it’s more secure and you can avoid things getting damp or dusty over time.

3. Ensure you have plenty of storage in your home

If you don’t have storage for all your stuff, it’ll just be left in piles or on the floor, which means even a big, spacious home will feel claustrophobic and tiny. There are lots of clever storage hacks online that can give you inspiration, but generally, just adding a few extra shelves or boxes can be enough to get your house more organized and free up space. 

4. Choose your furniture wisely

There has tended to be a trend in recent years for oversized pieces of furniture, from huge corner couches to long dining tables. While these pieces can look amazing in big homes, if you don’t have the space, they just dominate the room. Try to pick furniture that’s appropriate for the room’s size.

If you’re really short on space and need to free some up, then consider looking for multifunctional furniture or items that fold away, so that you don’t have to try and cram lots of different types of furniture into one room. For example, in an open plan lounge/diner, you could use a coffee table that can be made taller to turn into a dining table.

Whether your home is big or small, there are lots of ways thatyou can free up space and work with what you already have, ensuring that your home feels as spacious as possible and is a pleasant place to relax and unwind. 

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