Year after year, we find ourselves with more things than the year before. For most people, there’s hardly enough space in their homes as it is! And now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to improve their lives and look after what they have.
Move or make do?
Before the virus came along, people were more likely to simply move house in order to make more room for their things. In these straitened times, however, extending or refurbishing your home may represent a better choice since it saves you the hassle of moving during a pandemic and is much more cost-effective. That’s because the cost of moving can often be much more expensive than first imagined, especially when you add solicitors’ fees, stamp duty, moving costs, and selling costs. With money a lot tighter than usual, many are choosing to renovate.
This year has been tough on many of us, and the added stress of not having enough space for your belongings now that you’ve had to convert one room into a home office just makes it that much harder. Plus, seeing piles of things not only clogs up our homes but our minds too. If you’re looking for ways to clear out some space and breathe a little easier, then culling the ever-growing mountain of objects is the way to go. But if you can’t part with your things, then making your space more efficient is the next best thing. Remodeling wardrobe space is a simple start and a great way to do this. Doing so will also help with storing clothes as well as other items.
Add drawers and shelving
If your wardrobe is large enough, add drawers and shelving. This is a great way to use the space efficiently as you can place clothes or other knickknacks inside while utilising the top, often unused area, for other things you don’t need to access as often (such as seasonal items or sports equipment). This can be done cheaply if you buy secondhand. If you have a small wardrobe, however, go for a thin but tall shelving unit instead of a larger one.
Create separate zones
If your existing wardrobe space currently has one long rail across the center for full-length garments, consider dividing this with drawers in the middle, and then on one side add two rails instead above/below. This will allow you to have one rail at the top for shirts and sweaters, and one below for skirts or trousers. This will double the amount of hanging space on this side easily since very few people have a wardrobe full of full-length ball gowns!
Multi-tier shoe rack
For many people, shoes take up most of the floor space. Even if they’re just sitting on the ground, this is still a premium wardrobe real estate! The best way to use this is to add a multi-tiered shoe rack which will keep your footwear neat and looked after, as well as storing them economically. They can be as simple or fancy as you like, with some units tucking your shoes away from sight until you’re ready to use them. Not only is this great for aesthetics, but it keeps your shoes free from dust and critters.
We can help
There is a multitude of ways you can refurbish your wardrobe for both space and aesthetics. If you still need more space, however, we can help! Here at Big Box Self Storage, we provide storage space for everybody. We are flexible with storage times, offering month-to-month, week-to-week, and even day-to-day options. Just bring your own padlock and you’re ready to go. We also offer a free trailer service to help you move everything from your home to your new storage unit. So if you’re looking for more space than your house can provide, get in touch with us today!