|About the Book|
It seems like no matter how religiously we clean our houses or how often we try to eliminate unnecessary clutter, certain rooms still look messy. In many cases, this is simply because we have too much stuff and nowhere to put it. The first step in remedying this problem is tossing or donating any unneeded, unused, or worn items. Yet when the remaining items still seem to overflow into our living spaces and make rooms seem overcrowded, the next step in the process is to make more storage space.The standard places to store items in any given room of the house include closets and cupboards, but there are also a variety of other less obvious places in the home that are amenable to storage. The following chapters aim to highlight some of these areas throughout the average home, so that you can maximize the underused spaces in your house. This book also includes several suggestions for ways to build more storage space in your home and briefly outlines several do-it-yourself projects. These range from the basic to the complex, with the variety making these projects suitable for a variety of different needs and skill levels.Luckily, in most cases, the process of finding and maximizing storage space in your home does not require you to be an experienced architect or even a DIY home project enthusiast. Admittedly, some of the more elaborate ways to add space, such as building cabinets or creating a recessed dresser, do require some construction knowledge. In many cases, though, all that’s necessary to these projects is a bit of organizational reassessment and an investment in some basic storage containers in a range of sizes and styles.