No matter how organized you are, there are always items in the home that seem to have nowhere to go. Where do you put your clothing when it is not in season? What about a large shoe collection when you buy a home with a small closet? Short of selling your home and buying a larger one, consider these other options to find a place for everything in your home. If you are in the market for a new home, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for the help you need.
Where to Put Offseason Wardrobes?
Having a bed that is a few feet off the ground can give you a ton of space. Just slip away your winter / summer / offseason clothing into bins and slide them under the bed. If it is too close to the ground, use wood blocks to lift it up. If this is not an option, then invest in cascading hangers for your closet. This can double your closet space so that everything fits.
Where to Put Extra Linens
If you have extra linens for guests, such as pillows, bedsheets, and comforters, it can be hard to find a place to put them most of the time. This is a great time to try out vacuum storage bags. Stack up all the items inside and use your own vacuum cleaner to get rid of the air. Not only does this help them take up less space but it will prevent smells from developing as well.
Where to Store Extra Shoes
The most obvious place to store a large shoe collection is in an over the door shoe organizer. Unfortunately, too many homeowners discount this because they think it is tacky or it reminds them of their dorm days. Keep in mind that the reason these organizers are the first thing that comes to mind is that they work. Not only do they hold shoes but they can store scarves, hats, belts – the list goes on. You can hang it over the back of a closet door so no one but you can see it.
Where to Store Your Bike
Bikes are very difficult to store in a place where they do not get in the way, unless you have a dedicated deck or basement. A popular solution is hanging a hook on the wall and then hanging the bike by its front tire. You can do this to get the bike off the floor, but of course it still protrudes into the room in which it is installed. You can also hang it against the wall, as though it was a piece of art. This can be done with nothing more than two wooden dowels.
Hopefully these ideas have helped you determine good places to store various items. If you are ready to find the perfect home in which to store your items, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 at your earliest convenience.