Usually, you suffer from a lack of space in your home to sort and organize all your belongings, but it is difficult for you to get rid of them. Probably, all of you have extra room in your home and if you learn how to use it correctly, you will have much empty space where you can store anything from old clothes to gardening tools, from the old bicycle to your painting accessories.

1. Allocation of Space

Since the basement and garage are easier to access than the attic, store frequently used belongings there. For the attic leave those items you use seasonally or infrequently. Make sure your basement is not damp because moisture and mold are dangerous and can damage and destroy some of your stuff.

In addition, pack everything carefully whether you will use it tomorrow or after a year. To protect the cupboards in your basement, which have direct access to the floor, lift them over several blocks of pressure treated wood. As an additional measure, you can place sealing strips on the walls so that furniture cannot be pinned directly on them and thus have no direct contact with the moisture there. You can put a piece of polyethylene on top for extra protection.

Extra Storage Space

2. Features of Storing

Temperature and humidity in the attic are usually not suitable for storing sensitive to temperature changes things (photos, books, video equipment), so you’d better find another storage place for them. Arrange boxes in rows instead of gathering them in piles. Place all the boxes in rows perpendicular to the ceiling to be easily accessible. Between the rows leave enough space so you can move and check their content. For clarity it is better to put a label on each box with the description of the content.

3. Storage Boxes

Plastic boxes, especially the transparent ones, are a good choice to store clothes in the attic. This way, you’ll be able to see what’s inside of them. They are also secure and easy to clean and maintain. Furthermore, it is more difficult to protect items stored in cartons and bags because they are a good haven for rodents and insects that can completely destroy them.

4. The Place under the Stairs

Usually, the space under the basement stairs is not utilized. You’ll save much space in the rest of the house if you divide the space under the stairs to niches in which to install various boxes and drawers. Try to use the largest possible part of the height of the stairs, but before you start work, consult with a specialist who can advise you how to make the change without breaking any important part of the structure.

5. A Toolbar

Store your tools on a magnet holder for knives or other magnetic surface. Make sure, however, that each instrument is clamped firmly and safely to the plate and is not likely to fall because of its weight. This solution is suitable for small metal tools. The space between the ceiling beams in the basement is an ideal solution for keeping things that are light but with great length such as construction materials. For this purpose you can use frames of wood nailed to the beams.

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