As people go through life, they collect things. Sometimes that is intentional – it could be a hobby which means you collect certain types of items. Or it could be accidental; you buy a little something here and there, perhaps a souvenir from a vacation or day trip or just something you like the look of. The problem is that although this is fun at the time, anyone’s home, big or small, will soon start to get full up, and you’ll run out of space.
When this happens, your home will feel more and more uncomfortable, and eventually, you won’t be able to relax at all. This might even be a subconscious thing, but whether you realize it or not, too much ‘stuff’ can affect your wellbeing and even your mental health. With that in mind, here are some things you can do if you’re running out of space at home.
Install Clever Storage Solutions
It could be that the answer to your worries is more storage. If you can store everything away neatly, you’ll feel much more at ease in your own home. It will be tidier, your possessions will be safer, and you’ll always know where to find things when you want them.
There are many different potential storage options, which include additional shelving, using furniture with additional storage, and adding more cabinets and cupboards. You might even have an attic or basement that can be transformed into an ideal storage area so you don’t have to add even more to your home.
Get Smaller Furniture
Although it might be the little bits and pieces that you think are taking up most of the space in your home, what about the furniture? Could you get smaller furniture instead? If you can, that would mean you instantly have more space in your home, and that way, it will be easier to keep clean and tidy, which is better for your stress levels.
Consider your options. If you currently have a king-size bed, could you downsize to something smaller? If you have a large sofa with lots of cushions, would a loveseat be a better idea? If you can, take a look at special space saving furniture designed to fit in even the smallest of homes. Using that could open up a lot more space. The key is to be comfortable, so you’ll have to bear that in mind when you’re making your choices.
Build Another Room
This is the most extreme, not to mention expensive, idea on this list, but it’s one that, if you can do it, will definitely give you the space you’re looking for; build another room.
This is always going to be easier said than done, and there are certain permissions you’ll need first, but if you have room in or around your house, another room will allow you to spread your possessions out a little more, and therefore every room will feel less cluttered and full. Or you can make the new room a quiet, neat space where you can go to take some deep breaths and relax for a while, even if the rest of the house is still rather full!