Published On: Tue, Aug 29th, 2017

A Few Quick Fixes For Everyday Storage Problems

Have you ever felt the frustration of not having enough storage space for your stuff at home? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, probably 99% of the population feels like there isn’t enough room to contain their belongings. That said, it’s important to meditate on your options to try to find quick fixes for this standard issue.

Some reasonable choices that you can be creative with immediately include buying shelf liners, collecting some storage boxes, minimizing and throwing things away instead of trying to keep them, or using vacuum packing techniques. All of these things are quick fixes that will help alleviate your frustration in no time at all.

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Shelf Liners

It may seem like you have enough closets, but the shelves aren’t spaced out in a way that makes sense for the things you’re trying to put in your cabinets. If you buy shelf liners, you can quickly customize any area exactly to the dimensions that you want, and you can drastically improve your ability to organize the things that would otherwise be creating clutter. Shelf liners are inexpensive and incredibly easy to install, and you typically don’t have to worry too much about aesthetics if there behind the closet door.

Storage Boxes

Another easy solution to storage problems is to purchase storage boxes. You don’t have to buy expensive ways to display everything if you’re just looking for a way to get stuff in a common area. Go to your local hardware store and buy a few dozen inexpensive boxes, put them together, and then put all of your clutter in them and stack them away in your basement in a neat pile. Make sure to label everything, and you’d be amazed at how much difference it makes having the right size boxes for the things you’ve managed to collect but don’t use regularly.


Why are you storing things in the first place? Why not figure out how to minimize? Go through checklists that are available online and see what the things that you love are, and what could you stand to get rid of. Throw things away, put them in a box to donate to someone, or figure out how to have a yard sale. The point minimizing is that it frees up your need to have excessive storage, and allows you to focus on the belongings that you truly use or enjoy.

Vacuum Packing

If you have a lot of seasonal clothes, you can buy a vacuum pack system that will drastically reduce your need for extra storage space. You’d be amazed how much you can pack down sweaters in winter close, and then just bring them out when the season is correct. Vacuum systems aren’t the least expensive option ever, but it certainly does take care of things in a practical manner.

Author: Anna Johansson

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