A recent study shows that American homes waste the most amount of space despite having the most square footage.
This is good news if you want to declutter your home. Space is there, all you need to do is find it.
Hiding unused items around your home is easy with these top 5 storage hacks. Read on to find out more.
1. Install a Pegboard
Cheap storage solutions like a pegboard can be added to the garage to hang tools and sports equipment or to a kid's room for their toys.
They are easy to install with some screws and a power drill and can be as large or as small as you want.
Keeping items on a pegboard will eliminate clutter on the floor. It will also be easy to find what you need quickly without sorting through boxes.
2. Hang Pots and Pans
Finding the right pan for your recipe is difficult in a kitchen where items get thrown into cabinets without a proper home. Storage ideas for the kitchen include utilizing the space under cabinets.
By hanging pots and pans in plain sight, you can grab them without rummaging through a tower of dishes, cups, and utensils.
Plus, this will make you discard any old and broken cookware. You will want to display new, clean, and beautiful pieces in your kitchen.
3. Use Space Under the Bed
The bed isn't just for the dust to gather. It can be one of those great home storage solutions that get overlooked.
But, don't just shove random objects under your bed. You can buy a bed drawer just for this purpose or get flat storage bins that slide out.
You also do not want to put everyday items under your bed unless you want to get a workout doing squats. Instead, put winter clothes, photo albums, and things you only bring out occasionally under the bed.
4. Make a PVC Shoe Rack
If you are like most homeowners, you have a shoe problem. You may have a closet by the front door but it is an avalanche waiting to happen. Plus, keeping pairs together is a feat in itself.
Keep your shoes organized with a DIY storage rack made from PVC piping. You can purchase them at any hardware store and even get them cut to fit their new home.
Place one pair per pipe and include as many pipes as you need. You can even paint it to make it more appealing.
5. Stack Bins on Towers
Do you have a tower of storage bins in your garage or closets? Getting to the bottom of the stack is a pain both mentally and physically.
Stack those bins correctly by using a shelving tower. The shelves fit the bins perfectly. So when you need to access a bin, it is not stuck in between its neighboring bins.
These towers keep your bins from falling and having your personal property broken. But, just in case, you should protect your valuables. Read more on storage insurance here.
Storage Hacks Add Value to Your Home
Whether you are planning to sell your house in the near future or not, these storage hacks are appealing to buyers. Everyone looks for more space in a house, so permanent fixtures and storage units make your home desirable.
For more ways to bring value to your home check out the home improvement section of our blog.