How to Optimize and Organize Your Storage Space
If you don’t have enough kitchen cabinet space for your pots and pans, and you don’t have
enough closet space for your clothes, your home may be suffering from a serious case of limited
storage space syndrome. You may be wondering how you can deal with a scarcity of available
storage space in your home and how you can get the most out of your small cabinets and closets.
Fortunately, there are ways for you to optimize your cabinets and closets and keep everything
organized and stored in a proper place. Here are some suggestions that may help you combat
your home’s limited storage space syndrome:
Suggestions for Kitchen Cabinets –
• Consider investing in a hanging pot rack. Hanging pot racks are attractive and practical.
They allow you to store your pots and pans outside of your cabinets, leaving space for all
your other kitchen items.
• Add some shelves to the cabinet space under your sink. Oftentimes, the cabinet space
directly under a kitchen sink won’t come with any shelves. If you want to increase the
amount of usable storage space in this area, it’s a good idea to install some shelves. Once
you have shelves in this area, you’ll be able to store all of your cleaning products as well
as other kitchen items in a more effective, organized manner.
Put some shelves up on your kitchen walls. Shelving on kitchen walls can be very
visually pleasing and useful. Plus, the more items you can store outside of your cabinets,
the less crowded and disorganized your cabinets will be.
Suggestions for Closets –
Regularly clean out your closets, and we don’t mean metaphorically. Every few months,
go through all the things in your closets and try to get rid of at least a box full of clothes
and other items you have no intention of using or wearing anymore.
Put up some extra shelves, pegs, hooks, and racks in your closet, wherever there’s some
extra space. The two or three feet of unused wall space at the top of your closets or your
closet doors are great places to add some extra shelving, pegs, hooks, and racks. If you’re
closets are small, you should try to make the most of the space you have in them.
Store seasonal clothes and other infrequently used cloth items in compressed, space-
saving bags under your bed. You don’t have to rely on your closets as the primary place
to store your clothes and other, similar personal items. And the less you have to store
in your closets, the easier it will be to make the most of the space you have and stay
Author’s Bio: Lisa is a guest blogger on the subjects of home improvement, small living spaces,
and optimization of storage units. She is currently working on organization projects that involve
storage units in Colorado Springs and storage units in McAllen.
Thanks Lisa for sharing your fantastic organizing skills with us! I totally need to do this in my little home! What do you guys think? Gonna give it a try?