How to use storage space at home? Take care of cabinets and their contents. Don’t overload shelves or stand heavy items on top of cabinets. Group the contents so that they will be easily accessible, and sort out the cabinet space from time to time to clear away any rubbish that has accumulated.
Take care of cabinets and their contents. Do they will be easily accessible, and sort out the not overload shelves or stand heavy items cabinet space from time to time to clear away on top of cabinets? Group the contents so that any rubbish that has accumulated.
Cabinets can be built-in or they can be free-standing units. Each type of cabinet has different advantages.
- Built-in cabinets: Design these cabinets to fit a storage space. You can also adapt the interiors for items such as audio or visual equipment.
- Freestanding cupboards: It is quite easy to reposition these cupboards if changing the layout of a room, and you can take them with you when you move.
- Planning a small kitchen: To make the most of kitchen storage space, use wall cabinets in place of floor cabinets, since wall cabinets are less deep and take up less space. Check that items and appliances will fit on the narrow counters and inside the cabinets.
- Suiting your height: To check if a wall cabinet is positioned at the correct height for you, stand in front of it, and try to rest a hand flat on the upper shelf. If you cannot reach, lower the cabinet.
Organizing a linen cabinet:
Sort linen into categories such as sheets and pillowcases. Label each shelf of a linen cabinet to show its contents. This will allow you to put the right type of linen in the right place every time.
This plan is for how to use storage space in a bedroom for different types of cabinet. Whichever room you are planning, use the following tips to make the most of this storage space.
Ensuring free access:
Leave sufficient space in front of cabinets so that you are able to open the doors fully.
- Using awkward spaces: Place cupboards with sliding doors in areas without much clearance.
- Filling recessed areas: Use a small cupboard in a recessed area such as a window bay.
Organizing Closet Space
You can fit a great deal in a closet if you make use of horizontal as well as vertical space. Before hanging or stacking items, group them by length or width, and separate those to be folded or kept inboxes. Put garments in the same place every time to keep the space neat.
Filling a fireplace: Stand a small, decorative cupboard in an old fireplace. Check that the chimney has been sealed. If not, brush out the fireplace regularly to remove soot deposits.
Covering delicate garments: Make or buy cotton covers to protect expensive clothes or fragile garments in a closet. Alternatively, save the plastic bags from a dry cleaner, and use these to cover garments to keep your closet neat, do not overload hanging bars or shelves. Leave enough room to remove and replace clothes and accessories easily. Make use of all the space, including the insides of doors. If you hang items on a door, do not overload it, since you could put stress on the hinges. Use doors to hang lightweight objects such as ties and costume jewelry, and use one hook for each item.
Compacting clothes: On closet shelves, store non-creasing clothes such as thin sweaters by rolling them rather than folding them.
Sharing storage space
If children share a bedroom, assign each a color. Paint storage units and hangers in these colors to show where each child’s items are kept.
Making use of a niche: Attach a rail across a niche so that you can hang up clothes Leave enough room between the rail and the back wall to um hangers. If there are no space M doors, hang a roller blind at the front of the niche instead.
Storing shoes efficiently: Keep little-used shoes in boxes on a closet floor or shelf. Take a photograph of each pair, and attach the picture to the relevant box so that you can find the shoes instantly.
- Compacting clothes: On closet shelves, store non-creasing clothes such as thin sweaters by rolling them rather than folding them.
- Utilizing doors: Attach a towel bar to the inside of a closet door. Slip shower curtain hooks onto the bar, and hang belts and ties from them.
- Attaching a mirror: In place of a freestanding mirror, attach a mirror to a closet door. Choose a door with its back to the light, so that light falls on you and not on the mirror.
- Using in a spare room: Fill a closet in a spare room with seldom-worn clothes. Empty the closet whenever it is needed for guests.
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