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Storage Solutions 101

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I live in a two bedroom unit. And while it is the perfect size for one person {or a couple}, there are times I struggle with space thanks to my tendency to hoard, shop and well, did I mention hoard? With a house mate, it renders the second bedroom as well as half the kitchen space, bathroom space and linen cupboard unusable to store stuff {unlike the case with a partner or family member}. Given this, I have to sometimes come up with ideas on how to effectively store my stuff. Especially during times when it gets out of control. Here are some of my storage solutions:

1. Cull: If I had to be completely honest, culling a lot of my stuff would solve most of my storage problems. I know that I could realistically sell a lot of my bigger clothes and just make sure I don’t put on weight. Ever. In the process, I can make some money and more space to store things I actually need!

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2. Space under the bed: There is a reason I like beds that are on frames with space underneath. That way, I get more storage space. Sure it might mean smaller boxes and clear boxes but at the same time, it’s space. It’s also a good hidey-hole for Buttons during thunderstorms.

3. Using my garage space well: At the moment, my garage is atrociously organised. I have things dumped in a corner and in a very disorganised fashion. As I drive in every day, I think about how I really should reorganise stuff and maybe add some shelves and make better use of the space. And then I leave and push it out of my mind. As you do. But seriously, it’s my goal to eventually get this done. I just need a month off work to focus on the house!

4. Storage cubes as furniture: I love the look of storage cubes even though I don’t have any. I love how you can pretty up a room or make it super-colourful and yet store away things you don’t need every day. I intend on getting one eventually and can totally see myself storing stuff like old university notes, shoes, some clothes, books, filing stuff…ah it would be a dream come true.

5. External storage solutions: If all else fails {read: I continue to hoard and continue being lazy!}, there are always external storage options such as Fort Knox Storage to help lighten my load. I’m sure I could just store all the stuff I don’t use regularly from all corners of the house and well, make a plan that if I don’t have to get out to use it, then I certainly don’t need it and can get rid of it within a year. You know what’s going to happen after that, don’t you? Good ol’ Murphy will rear his head and I’ll be looking for those Psych 101 notes or that dress I wore when John Howard was PM.

What about you? Are you a hoarder or just short of space at home? 

What are your storage solutions?

Do share!

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Until next time,

Cheers!!!

 

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  • Pinky Poinker
    September 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Underneath my bed is stuffed with boxes. It also prevents my Chihuahua getting underneath and doing naughty things like ripping up empty toilet rolls. I love the idea of storage cubes as furniture!
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  • Pinky Poinker
    September 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Underneath my bed is stuffed with boxes. It also prevents my Chihuahua getting underneath and doing naughty things like ripping up empty toilet rolls. I love the idea of storage cubes as furniture!
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  • Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    September 30, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I can’t stand clutter so like to prune my belongings regularly. Hubster on the other hand is a hoarder. It makes for some INTERESTING arguments oops I mean conversations of course! Our last house was a tiny worker’s cottage, 7 squares in total = REALLY small. We became experts in storage solutions and finding dual purpose furnishings. Which reminds me, I really must write a post about how we made the most of such limited space, one of these days!

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  • Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    September 30, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I can’t stand clutter so like to prune my belongings regularly. Hubster on the other hand is a hoarder. It makes for some INTERESTING arguments oops I mean conversations of course! Our last house was a tiny worker’s cottage, 7 squares in total = REALLY small. We became experts in storage solutions and finding dual purpose furnishings. Which reminds me, I really must write a post about how we made the most of such limited space, one of these days!

    Visiting today from #teamIBOT xxx
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  • Viji Venu
    October 1, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Storage is always a problem irrespective of the space. I believe the unorganized style of living is the killer. I have a 5 bedroom house and we still look around for space!!!…..Garage option I like it, currently mine is messy, a clean up would open plenty of storage options.
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  • Viji Venu
    October 1, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Storage is always a problem irrespective of the space. I believe the unorganized style of living is the killer. I have a 5 bedroom house and we still look around for space!!!…..Garage option I like it, currently mine is messy, a clean up would open plenty of storage options.
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  • Hugzilla
    October 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I’m an avid op shopper who likes to cull, so it all balances out! We have a tiny house with zero storage so it means I need to be ruthless, because I abhor clutter.

  • Hugzilla
    October 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I’m an avid op shopper who likes to cull, so it all balances out! We have a tiny house with zero storage so it means I need to be ruthless, because I abhor clutter.

  • Natalie
    October 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Yes, Storage is always a big problem. You gave very fine points in your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  • Natalie
    October 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Yes, Storage is always a big problem. You gave very fine points in your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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