Ever feel like you don’t have enough storage space? There are many ways to create space and maximize your home’s storage potential. Try these creative tips:

  • Declutter - Ask yourself when is the last time you used something? If you have not used it in the last year, or don’t anticipate using it, donate, sell or toss it.

  • Go vertical - Take advantage of the vertical space in your home and utilize floor to ceiling shelving where possible and practical.

  • Use storage containers - Remember to organize your items first and then buy storage containers. This way you will have a better idea of what size storage containers you truly need.

  • Reuse items – Use things for something other than their original purpose. If it’s sentimental find a use for it. For example, if you have an old dresser that you love, remove the drawers and add casters to the bottom to use as under-the-bed storage.

  • Double closet space - Use all your vertical space by adding and additional hanging rod in your closet.

  • Utilize space under stairs – For example, add shelves underneath your staircase to create a pantry space.

  • Use practical furniture pieces – Try to use furniture pieces that take up less square footage and provide maximum functionality. For example, use a storage ottoman to store extra blankets and pillows.

Utilizing these great tips will make you feel like you have added square footage without the added cost.