Storage ideas when you do not have shelves or closets

One of the most common challenges often faced by people are provisioning adequate storage space in their homes for storing of clothes and other miscellaneous things. And the most common solution to this problem suggested by all the interior designers is installing more shelves and closets. However, what is to be done if you do not wish to have shelves and closets? Well, no need to worry. There is a myriad of useful ways for storing clothes and other things when you do not have shelves and closets.

Before you explore these ways, it is recommended that you should screen your things and get rid of all the unwanted clothes and accessories that you have not used in the last one year. In addition, also try and segregate things such as items that are required daily, items that are required on the weekends and so on.

Storage containers – there is a large variety of storage containers available in the market in different sizes, shapes and designs. If you need to store small things, you need to buy small storage containers, and if you need to store large things, you need to buy large storage containers. The place where you intend to place the storage container should also be taken into consideration. Purchase different storage bins for different needs. The storage bins with winter clothes and things not used frequently can be stored in the basement, garage or simply under the bed.

Laundry storage– Clean laundry bags hung from bedroom knobs or in the bathroom are highly functional. These bags may be used to store the daily use clothes, undergarments, socks, towels and nightwear.

Attractive baskets – Employ attractive baskets for storage of small varied things. The attractive baskets can be kept on the chest of drawers or simply placed in an isolated corner. These baskets are ideal for storing hats, scarves, and other “unmentionables”

Over the door hooks – Sturdy over the door hooks if used with hangers can easily accommodate several pieces of clothes. Do not restrict yourself to use these only on the bathroom or bedroom doors. These hooks are very useful if installed in other parts of the home such as the kitchen, balcony, etc. Hooks installed in the kitchen can be used to hang table mats, runners, etc. While the hooks on the balcony can be used to hang wiping cloth, dusting cloth, etc.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on March 25th, 2011

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