Whether it’s a garage, a shed, or even a spare room, every home should have its own storage room. A home storage room is helpful for a whole range of reasons. It is a place where you can safely deposit those things that you don’t use often, but still need anyway. You can set up a home storage room to keep anything from heirlooms and family photos, to garden tools and exercise equipment. But organisation can be a bit tricky too. So how do you craft the perfect home storage room? Well, there aren’t exactly any shortcuts – you have to start from the bottom. And, luckily, we have some great tips to help you from there!
Choose which room will be your home storage room, then empty it entirely to begin
First of all, you need to choose the right space for your home storage room. And when we say the right space, we pretty much mean any space. We understand that for most homeowners, space isn’t exactly abundant! When you’ve chosen a space, whether it’s a spare room, or a walk in wardrobe, it’s time to empty it. It might seem like a drag, but taking out everything you can gives you a good idea of exactly how much space you have to work with. It will also give you a good insight into the dimensions of your new home storage room.
Once your home storage room is empty, you can start fitting drawers and shelves
When your home storage room is finally empty, it’s time to think about shelving. Shelving is the key to maintaining a well-organised home storage room. And getting the right shelving is pretty easy. All you need to do is measure the dimensions of your storage room. This should be easy when it’s empty. Then, think about where you will be able to fit some shelves with the greatest effect. Once you’ve worked that out, it’s just a matter of buying your shelves and putting them in place!
Before you start filling your home storage room, make sure you’re prepared with boxes and labels
Now that your shelves are in place, it’s time to think about boxes. Boxes are the next line of defence in your war on storage. A good set of sturdy plastic boxes will make stacking, storing and retrieving all of your possessions a breeze. You can usually find good storage boxes at your local hardware or homewares store. Another good tip is to go for square or rectangular boxes that will tessellate. Opting for tessellating boxes over baskets or trays will allow you to truly maximise every bit of space you have at your disposal.
Sort your belongings into groups and store them in labelled boxes in your home storage room
By this stage, you’re storage room is just about ready for you to pack it again. But there is one thing you need to do first: group your things. By sorting through your belongings and placing them into different categories, you will make it easier to maintain an orderly home storage room in the future. You will also make it easier to retrieve your things when you need them. So divide them into groups and pace them in labelled boxes. Then, you’re ready to go!
Finally, if your home storage room isn’t quite big enough, think about a self storage shed as well!
It’s entirely possible that, when it’s time to pack your home storage room, you are a little short on space. After all, you only have so much space to work with. If that’s the case for you, don’t worry— there’s always a backup plan! Our advice is to get a self-storage unit. Self-storage units are the ultimate offsite storage solution and they’re well worth a go if you need the extra space.
For all your home storage needs, get in touch with All Size Sheds today!