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If you’re like most of us, you’ve spent a lot of time at home this year. You’re working from home. Your kids are going to school from home. You’re watching movies, eating takeout, and even visiting with family from home. This means you have more stuff and more people inside the house than ever. If your house feels like it’s getting smaller every single day, you’re certainly not alone. The question is- what can be done about it?

Closets Plus is here to help! Living in increasingly-tight quarters shouldn’t hold you back from enjoying your daily life. With the right strategies, it’s easy to live small and store well. We’ll show you how to organize your home with creative storage ideas for spaces that feel too small. It’s all about meeting your storage needs!

#1 Focus on the front entryway. If there’s too much stuff in the front entryway, it makes your entire home feel messy. It would be great to have a closet there, but if you don’t you can make other storage arrangements. Outfit the space with a variety of hooks and open shelves to create a customized area that works for your family. You can then use baskets or bins on the shelves to sort belongings by family member or type of item. Your floor will finally be clear again!

#2 Hide your items. Maybe you don’t want open shelves because you don’t want everyone to see your stuff. That’s not a problem! To maintain a cleaner look, utilize hidden storage options instead. This keeps things out-of-sight but still accessible. Something simple like an upholstered storage bench can stylishly disguise items you’d rather not display.

#3 Don’t ignore your nooks and corners. Shelves don’t need to take up long expanses of horizontal space to be useful. Especially in small nooks, a short shelf can efficiently meet your storage needs. There’s even corner shelves made specifically for this purpose.

#4 Utilize cubes. Mount small cube-shaped shelf units on your walls for open storage. A cube shelf can store items inside and on top of the top part of the square. That’s double the storage space! This is perfect for hallways and bedrooms. Placing these above your desk or your kids’ virtual learning work space keeps the desktop surface free for books, laptops, pencils, glasses, and more.

#5 Think vertically. Many times, bathrooms are too small and lacking in the storage space you need for toiletries. There’s not enough room for a big piece of furniture. Go up! A tall but thin storage shelf system gives you the storage you need by taking advantage of the vertical space.

If you’re ready to take the next step and better organize your home, reach out to Closets Plus. Please call us at (864) 297-9797. We’re excited to get started with your home organization project!