Storage is essential for so many things, from family memories such as photographs, kitchen appliances, and even bigger things such as your car. Whatever you want to put into storage, having the space available is the most important part – and you don’t need to have a big house in order to have lots of storage, there are some creative solutions where you can maximize your storage options. 

Below are some of our tips and tricks to finding the perfect storage.

Furniture

A great way you can create more storage is by integrating it with your furniture. Storage furniture can not only be a place to store things but also frees up space within your home. Some smart storage options include:

  • Divan bed: You can opt for one with drawers or where the mattress lifts and reveals the whole underneath of the bed
  • Sofa: You can even get sofas and footrests which also lift up allowing you to store items inside
  • Coffee table: Choose one which has drawers or shelves. These are great to store items such as remote controls and phone chargers.

Use the walls

When it comes to storage, we often opt for shelves, cupboards and drawers, but don’t forget about the walls. They’re not only great for hanging photos on, but also some of your essentials. If, for example, you live in an apartment and have a bike taking up precious space, maximize your wall space by mounting the bike on the wall. You can also hang utensils and pots and pans on the kitchen wall to free up space in the drawers and cupboards. The possibilities are endless, as long as you have the space on your wall. 

External storage

If you have used all of the storage you have in your home, you may want to start looking at outdoor options. If you have a garage, this is a great option to store your car during winter, or you can use it for your outdoor equipment – such as the lawnmower. If you don’t have a garage you can build a shed in your garden for tools. 

Alternatively, for a larger storage solution, you can add a roof to a shipping container and create a large space to store anything from bikes and cars to boats and more. This could be the perfect option if you are currently renting a storage unit and want to save money. 

Organize inside storage too

Drawer organizers are a great way to keep items that are safely stored in their place. They can be used to organize cutlery, office supplies, or even fashion accessories. You don’t need to settle for basic organizers either, you can have double ones on top of each other to maximize the space available.

Whether you want to make some simple storage hacks or want to build the ultimate storage unit, we hope you now have some inspiration for creative storage solutions.