As your family grows, you will find that you might start struggling for space at home. Each family member will have their own belongings, and it can start to feel like there is nowhere to put anything! However, things don’t have to feel quite so squashed at home. Here are some great tips to help you create more space for all your things!
Get An Extension
If you can’t afford to move home, getting an extension is the next best thing! Speak to a Residential Architect Company and they will tell you what your options are. Many families prefer to extend into their attic and loft by creating an extra room up there. This is usually the easiest option as loft extensions do not need planning permission usually. Otherwise, you can always extend an existing room outwards. Your final decision will probably depend on your budget and how much time you want to spend on the project.
Buy Furniture With Storage Space
If you don’t have much space in your house for closets and cabinets, there is another solution. You can now buy pieces of furniture that double up as storage space. So next time you need to buy a new arm chair, sofa, or bed, try and find pieces that have draws in their bases. This is a great space for storing all the stuff that you rarely use, such as winter bed linen and Christmas decorations.
Utilise Your Outside Space
If you have a shed or outbuilding in your garden that you rarely use, you need to change that. Get out into your shed and clear it out. Throw away any rubbish that is in it and turn it into a useful storage space. This can help you free up space inside your home, especially if you have been storing all your gardening equipment in it. Move all this into your shed. If you have any spare space in your cleaned-out shed, you can add any tools and decorating equipment you may have at home.
Have A Regular Clear Out
The more stuff you amass over time, the less space you will have. It’s as simple as that! So it is a good idea to have a clear out every couple of months. Take a look through all the stuff you have stored in your cupboards and closets. Do you really need everything? If not, then you should get rid of it. Rather than throwing it in the bin, think about selling it on eBay. Or you could take it to your local charity shop. Not sure if you need an item? Think about how often you use it. If you haven’t used it in a very long time, then the chances are that you can do without it. It is also a good idea to get rid of your children’s clothes as soon as they grow out of them. Think about giving them to your friends and family members who have children of a younger age.