Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Keter. All opinions are my own.
It is no small task trying live in a 2 bedroom, one bath home with 3 children. The house is small, the challenge is huge! But I keep doing what I can to fit us all in and still keep our clothes and toys organized. Well, as organized as they can be.
At first we had regular bunk beds. But no one wanted to sleep “Way up high.” So then we made them separate beds, but the space was super cramped! I had to store toys under the beds and it was so hard to get to everything! To give you an idea, their bedroom is 10×15 – it isn’t super large and we have restrictions.
So finally, we watched “Beezus and Ramona” and saw their loft-style bunk beds. Ding ding ding!!! Lightbulb!
This freed up so much space on the other side of the room! Then, we added the most miraculous part of all – shelves!
And on the other side is their dresser and closet. Finally, a place for everything! And look at that – even room for them to walk around and play! (or as they like to do, “dump all our toys and destroy mom’s hard work”)
Keter.com has some amazing storage solutions they wanted to share with you too!
1. Vacuum Bags – Vacuum bags are cheap, effective, stackable, and compress vast quantities of clothes that would otherwise take up an inordinate amount of space. And who knows, perhaps they’ll throw in a free set on steak knives with your purchase.
2. Conversion to Digital – If you are space deprived, an enormous space saver is to convert your music and books to digital format. Just imagine those hundreds of books and CDs of yours that are either packed away in boxes or taking up enormous quantities of shelf space can be digitally downloaded to an MP3 player, iPad, Kindle, or similar such device.
3. Outdoor Storage – If you have a yard, a plastic shed provides cheap and effective for not only gardening equipment bur can also be used as storage for items which you don’t want to throw out yet do not use frequently. Just pack them up in a cardboard box and put them in the corner of the shed where they will stay protected from the elements.
4. Efficient Use of Space – How about under the bed or on top of doors. There are shelving solutions and plastic container solutions that have been especially designed for such places that most people overlook.
5. Durable Furniture – these days it is not difficult to find furniture that has been designed for people with space limitations. There are coffee tables with storage under the table top like the modern coffee tables from this Australian store, sofas with storage on the sides, backs, and under the seating. For the outdoors, deck boxes are a great solution, and depending on their design often double-up as seating.
What about you? What are some ways you conserve space?
This post sponsored by Keter. All opinions are 100% my own.