Thursday, January 25, 2018

Enhance Your Space with these Helpful Storage Hacks

Although it may not feel like it, spring will be here before we know it! Clutter is bound to happen in smaller spaces, so the more storage solutions you can find, the cleaner and calmer your rooms will feel. Spring is the perfect time to get your living quarters organized. If you are planning on doing some spring cleaning this year, here are seven storage tips for your Lake of the Ozarks condo.

1. Go Up!
One space that seldom gets used for storage is vertical areas, like the back of doors. Those precious square feet can be put to good use, especially for narrow items that get cluttered quickly. There are several wire baskets that can go on the back or regular, cabinet and closet doors. These are great for saving space and keeping contents easy to view.

2. Don't Ignore The Nooks
Even small spaces can be useful. Shelves don't have to be long expanses of horizontal space to be useful. If you have a corner that isn't being used, add a shelf! Get creative in how you can use small, empty spaces in your home.

3. Use Out-In-The-Open Storage
We often think of storage as closed doors and drawers, however, in smaller space, we have to get unique with how items are stored, which may include using spots that are in view. Consider adding a hanging wire basket to the side of a kitchen cabinet that can decoratively store the boxes of aluminum foil, wax paper and plastic wrap.

4. Double-Duty Furniture
Furniture that can do more than one thing are perfect in small spaces. Ottomans with storage space work wonders in cutting down the clutter in living rooms and bedrooms. Strategically placed bookshelves can double as a work surface and storage unit.

5. Use Windows
Although windows are great in small spaces, as they can bring in natural light that makes a tight room feel bigger, they also gobble up potential storage spots. To get the best of both worlds, think creatively. In a kitchen, add a bar to the top of the window and use it to hang pots and pans, or add a shelf and use it to store bowls and cups.

6. Go Under
If there are items you just can't store out in the open, go under! The space under the bed is great for storing things that you want to keep handy, but don't need all the time. If there isn't much space under your bed, you can use bed risers to add several inches underneath it. Once you have the bed risers in place, you can stack storage boxes on top of each other, or utilize bigger bins.

7. Hang Items Up
Sometimes there is a lot of empty space not being used inside cupboards and cabinets. If you want to utilize this space, you can add a small tension rod and hang items. Under the sink, you can add a tension rod and hang cleaning supplies.

Happy Organizing!
When you own a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, it allows you to get creative with the furnishing. The Lake is a place to relax and have fun, so your home should reflect that as well. Isla Del Sol is a private island paradise at the Lake that is nestled in a unique setting, surrounded by water. Enjoy it for yourself by owning a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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