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How to create more Storage Space

If lack of storage space is making your home feel cluttered and claustrophobic, try going vertical with creative shelving solutions. There’s a good reason why plentiful storage space happens to be one of the biggest selling points in real estate. Over time, even the most spacious homes can become overwhelmed by a growing collection of furniture, clothes, and family heirlooms.

If you’re finding it tough to stay organized in your home, don’t start thinking about moving just yet. Getting all that stuff off the ground isn’t as tough as it seems. With a little creativity and a small, budget-friendly investment, shelving units can be just what you need to banish clutter forever.

Why Shelving Is a Smart Way to Organize

Given their many advantages, shelves get surprisingly little attention from homeowners on the hunt for extra storage space. While dressers, built-in units, bins, and other old standbys do sometimes offer more room, they also take up what little floor space you have left. Shelving units, on the other hand, actually free up your square footage by taking storage to new heights—literally. The more things you can fit on your walls, the less cluttered your home will feel.

Shelving also scores points in the price and maintenance departments. Compared to furniture, shelves are very inexpensive, and taking care of them is a breeze. All you need to do is dust and wipe once a week to keep your shelves sparkling clean all year long.

Shelving Storage Tips

1. Get familiar with different types of shelving. From standalone units to overhead garage shelves, shelving products are available in a dazzling array of shapes, sizes, and designs. Learning more about them can help you narrow your options down to the perfect match for your needs.

2. Add a touch of sophisticated style with floating shelves. Minimalist and modern, floating shelves are ideal for displaying books, heirlooms, and art. For expert advice on decorating floating shelves, flip through a digital guidebook from HGTV.

3. Take advantage of unused space. One of the biggest perks of shelving is that it can be put practically anywhere in your house. If you have empty cabinets or some space in your closet, try installing thin pull-out shelves for convenient storage that always stays out of sight. Keep in mind that you don’t have to take on your shelving project alone you could always leave the job to the professionals.

From creating custom cabinets to handling complicated installations, a professional construction crew can help you get the job done right from start to finish.

For more information on constructing a larger space for your needs, contact USI online to find a branch near you. USI believes that excellence in every step of the process and ensures timely completion and quality of service, time after time.