Everyone can benefit from the tiny homeowner’s creative ways to store belongings to make living spaces look and feel bigger with these storage tips.Everyone can benefit from the tiny homeowner’s creative ways to store belongings to make living spaces look and feel bigger with these storage tips.Organization

6 Tiny Home Storage Ideas You Can Utilize for Your Home

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Tiny homes have given countless people the opportunity to live on their terms. With low upfront costs, it's an attractive place to live for people who want to live affordably. But wince the average size of a tiny home is between 100 to 400 square feet, most are smaller than a typical one-room apartment. How do people who live in these small spaces and store everything they need for daily life?

The truth is that tiny homes must get creative with their storage solutions. They have intricate layouts with “sneaky” storage spots that are designed to maximize space. After seeing the benefits of using creative tricks to get more storage space, this has sparked inspiration for people in regular-sized homes as well. In fact, everyone can benefit from the tiny homeowner’s creative ways to store belongings to make living spaces look and feel bigger. Here’s how to utilize tiny home storage tips to maximize space in standard homes.

Tiny Home-Inspired Storage Ideas

  1. Vertical Storage
  2. In-stair Storage
  3. Under Seats
  4. Under-the-Bed storage
  5. Outdoor Sheds
  6. Utilize Storage Units

Vertical Storage

Vertical storage is one of the best ways to reduce clutter and store more items in a constricted space. When you look “up”, you’ll notice that walls have plenty of potential for storing odds and ends. By installing more cabinets and open shelves, you can vastly increase your storage potential. If you have items that are used infrequently, like special cookware or holiday decorations, you can install shelves up high. Since you only need to retrieve these items seasonally, these ladder-access spots wouldn’t be inconvenient. You may also consider remodeling a section of your home to include built-in shelves throughout an entire wall.

In-Stair Storage

Some of the best storage places are directly underfoot. The space directly under your stairs can become an efficient and unobtrusive place to store items. By simply knocking out part of the bottom stair side and adding a small door, you will discover a hidden alcove to store items. This automatically gains you a few square feet of valuable storage space. Although it's not enough space to ever be a proper bedroom (unless you have read a certain popular children's novel), it is certainly enough space to store seasonal items and infrequently-used cookware.

Under Seats

Sitting areas like couches and seats can conceal additional valuable places to keep items safe. You may invest in a couch that has removable cushions to reveal pockets of storage underneath, or you can get slender storage boxes that can slide underneath a sofa with ease.

You may also invest in ottomans that open up to store items like pillows and seasonal throws. Overall, if you have a chair or sofa, there is at least some space underneath to store some items in small and slender containers. You'll be surprised how much you can store using this subtle method.

Under-the-Bed Storage

Under the bed is a great place for extra clothing and shoes that you need to retrieve frequently. It's also useful to vacuum seal and store seasonal clothing under part of the bed that you don't need to access frequently, for instance, against the wall or back in a corner. If you plan to use this area for shoe storage, make sure that you can access your shoe storage bins easily by keeping them around the bed’s outer edges.

If your bed is open on all sides, then you can use this place for plenty of frequently used clothing and reserve seasonal items like wintry comforters for the middle section. For the best results, purchase storage containers that are specifically made for under sliding the bed. These will either be easy to move backwards and forwards, making retrieving items like shoes, neckties and undergarments easy. They will also come with a sealable cover to keep away pests and dust.

Outdoor Sheds

Outdoor storage sheds can fill a gap when you have excess belongings in your home but lack any extra room. Even if you live in an apartment, there can still be some space on your balcony for a small storage box or shed.

If you live in a single-family home, you don't need much yard space to install a modestly sized shed. This can either be a temporary or permanent structure depending on your budget. This type of storage solution can keep your infrequently used seasonal items like pool floats, slip and slides, skis, helmets, and outdoor play gear safe.

Utilize Storage Units

If you simply don't have any more space in your home to spare, don't feel disheartened. Storage rental units are an excellent solution for taking away seasonal items and infrequently used belongings that can take up space in your garage, basement, or attic. There are also plenty of storage options for seasonal vehicles like ATVs, jet skis, boats, and more.

With a dependable Storage Unit, you can have a definite place to protect your items, especially if you choose a climate-controlled unit that monitors humidity and keeps temperatures stable. You'll be surprised at how much more spacious and functional your home can be when you put bulky and infrequently used items elsewhere.

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