Keeping your home well organized is a challenge but it has many benefits. When moving, it can help keep your clutter and time spent staging to a minimum, plus it can make small spaces look larger and more inviting. By being creative and having fun with the storage ideas in your home, you can create a spectacular living space that is trendy and stylish. Here are just a few fun and creative storage ideas for your Markham home.
Old Dresser Drawers
Do you have an old dresser that you want to get rid of or is no longer structurally sound? If so, get rid of that old thing but keep the drawers. Paint and touch up the drawers with new hardware and then place wheels on the bottom of each drawer. These become perfect storage containers for under the bed, tables, etc. Just roll them in and out and you have an inexpensive storage solution.
Metal baskets are not just for storing old magazines or stacking papers. Rather, hang these baskets on the wall. Turn them to the side so the bottom of the basket is drilled into the wall. This can become a trendy shelf for you to store books, candles, knick-knacks, etc. This is also a simple way to add a lot of texture and contrast to a small space.
Wall Organization Station
Do you have a corner in your kitchen that is covered with mail, bills, pens, paper, and more? If so, create a wall office station. Dedicate one small wall in your home and hang up baskets, a calendar, small shelf, etc. This can become an excellent place to put all those stray papers, to find pens, keep track of your children’s activities, and more. You can also make this as simple or as elaborate as you desire. Just a simple browse on Pinterest will provide you with dozens of ideas.
Plastic Pull-Out Drawers
While plastic drawers are not that attractive, when you use them in the right places, they can create a clean and tidy look that you desperately want. For example, put plastic containers inside your kitchen cupboards. These containers then act like small drawers for your Tupperware, lids, extra appliances, and more. They are a cheap and inexpensive way to keep your pantry, cupboards, and closets organized.
As you look for the best storage solutions for your home, keep the following in mind:
- Don’t choose storage options based solely on price. If they are well-used, you will find yourself replacing low-quality and inexpensive products often.
- Repurpose old items around your home.
- Your storage systems are a great way to add color to a space.
- Consider the size, not just the design. Even if a storage option looks great in your home, if it can hold very little, it may just be adding to the clutter of your home.
For more ideas on home organization, updating your living space, and staging your Markham house to sell, visit Markham real estate agent Martin MacFarlane’s blog.