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In-home storage solutions can be as simple as updating your personal furniture. Many high-end and neighborhood home solution stores offer creative and contained storage for every room in your home. Aaron Bros. Moving System, Inc. has a few basic ideas to get you started.

Living Room

You can update your living room furniture by purchasing an ottoman or bench that doubles as a storage bin. Many ottomans and benches now-a-days are made with storage in mind with a cushioned top that can open to reveal extra space for storage. Not only are these items appealing to the eye and comfortable enough for additional seating, they are great places to stash living room essentials like throw blankets, pillows, books and magazines, and remotes.

Modern shelving solutions are also a great way to utilize wall space and organize items off of the ground. “Building up” saves space and allows for creative ways to showcase pictures and knick-knacks or store DVDs or CDs. You can purchase individual shelves and group them together or a ladder-style bookcase that is narrow with height.

Bedrooms

Bedrooms should be treated as a space that allows for rejuvenation and relaxation. Investing in bedroom storage is a great solution to minimize clutter and organize the most important space in your home.

Simple solutions for home storage in the bedroom can begin in your closet. Purchasing an in-home closet organizer puts order to your clothes, shoes, and accessories that can otherwise take over the neatest of bedrooms. This is an ideal place to start because not only do closet organizers organize your garments, they also provide  hidden storage within the bedroom. Many companies sell closet kits for a variety of closet sizes that can be put together rather quickly with basic household tools.

End-of-the bed chests are inviting and visually pleasing when entering a bedroom and supply a large amount of storage space for extra bedding, over-sized clothes, and/or files and paperwork.  Additional space around and below the bed can be utilized as well such as low, under-bed storage containers or a headboard that doubles as a shelving unit.

Also consider hanging hooks on the wall to organize items like handbags, computer bags, robes, your favorite sweatshirt, or any other item that gets daily use from you.

For kid’s rooms, let canvas bins be their new best friend in organizing toys and all the miscellaneous “treasures” they keep. Canvas bins, when paired with a 6 or 8 compartment cubicle system, will greatly minimize toy clutter, keep items together, and create larger floor space to play.

Bathrooms

For most people–especially us Chicagoans!–bathrooms are the smallest room in our home with little manageable extra space. Instead of focusing on what is lacking, make use of the space you do have such as your walls. The purchase of a wall cabinet (even if you already have one above your sink) can hold bathroom items such as rolled towels, toiletries, extra toilet paper, etc. When left without doors with an added candle or small bunch of flowers, this cabinet can look quite functional and chic.

Another overlooked area in a bathroom that can be used for storage is beneath the hand sink. If your small apartment bathroom has a pedestal sink, consider buying a sink skirt that will add a pop of color and create a width great enough for storage of cleaning products, hair items, bath products, etc.

 If after these tips and tricks you still find your living space cramped, consider renting from one of our four self-storage facilities. Contact your preferred facility today for this month’s rates and availability!

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