If you are living in a teenie tiny apartment or sharing up a flat with housemates and space is not really a luxury, you need to be smart at where to put your belongings so you do not end up with a cluttered cave.
There are plenty of ready-made storage solutions like boxes and shelves from your local home or furniture stores. There are also companies that can offer short- and long-term storage services such as Partner Movers, one of the storage companies in Dubai. But there may be spaces inside your house that you can transform into additional storage before you even buy out new storage bins or pay for storage services.
Below are some of these not-so-secret storage spaces for places that really need them.
- That space above your cupboards.
Some cupboards do not touch the house ceiling. Sometimes, there are at least a foot left for space up in there and this is where you can store all the items that you barely use such as tools and carpentry kits. This is also the perfect place to hide in stuff that must be kept out of children’s reach like pesticides and other toxic aerosols. Just make sure that you do not have a pet cat that can go up and tumble on all those things or they may fall and end up hurting your family.
- That space under your bed.
Underbed space is one of the least maximized spaces in the house. If you have enough money to spare, you can get customized pull-out drawers. A budget alternative is to get those hard plastic cases with covers and these you can use as storage for your seasonal clothing, your bed sheets, and other bedroom linen.
- Or behind the headboard.
The bed’s headboard is sometimes created to occupy some width from the wall to the bed frame. In this case, you can customize your headboard to be hollow inside where you can store your umbrellas or even your valuables. This can be a good alternative for a safe as it is not an obvious storage space.
- Those spaces in between the steps of your stairs.
The staircase is one of the most ignored storage option at the house. There are plenty of spaces in between those staircase steps where you can put pull out drawers to. And where to best keep your shoes but the stairs drawers, right?
- Those floorboards.
Have you ever seen those movies where a character is looking for something valuable and he steps in on a floorboard and it creaks? So he gently knocks on it, discovers that it is hollow, and finds a secret storage underneath that loose floorboard? Well that is what we are picturing here. Underneath your floorboards you can create additional storage spaces to keep your seasonal or rarely-used-stuff in.
- That window seat.
And finally, while many homeowners like to put coffee table sets beside their windows, a better solution that offers storage space is window seat that has, yep you guessed it, storage. There are many window seats that has hollow spaces under the cushions or upholstery.
If you need some storage advice from a professional moving and storage company, contact Partner Movers, one of the reliable movers in UAE.