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If you’re moving to a smaller home- or you’re looking to create more space for you and your family in your current home- it’s always a good idea to have a few tricks up your sleeve to help maximise space.
A few years ago me and my family moved into a slightly smaller space, downsizing to an apartment. While the apartment is still spacious and open- we all had to learn a little about maximising living space- and my parents have given me a few tips for when I move into my own place soon!
Below, I’ve put together a few easy ways to maximise space in your home- whether you’re moving into a new place, or you’re looking to de-clutter your current home!
Create Space for Work and Relaxation
With more of us working from home these days, it’s so important that you create specific spaces for work and relaxation. And even if you’re not working from home, it’s important to have a physical break between any work areas, and relaxation.
This is also a great way to maximise space in your home, meaning you won’t feel trapped when moving to a slightly smaller place.
Empty Entrance Halls
If your home has an entrance hall as you come into the house or flat, it’s a great idea to make sure there’s no clutter blocking the entrance- giving your home an open and spacious feel when you first go into the place.
Put coats and jackets in a specific place within your home and don’t just dump your bags or belongings in the hall. This is a great way to maximise space in your home the moment you walk in the door.
Grab a Mirror
Mirrors are a great way to open up a place and maximise space in your home. They give the impression that a space is slightly bigger- and mirrors can brighten up dull or plain walls while maximising the space in your home.
Try putting a mirror in your entrance hall, living room, or even bedroom to open up your space.
De-clutter Before You Move
I’m not great at getting rid of clutter- and that needs to change when I move into a smaller place! So before you downsize or move into a new home, de-clutter and throw out anything that you know you’re not going to use anymore.
It’s always good to make sure you’re surrounded by things that bring you good memories. Keep the sentimental value, and get rid of meaningless clutter to keep your home open and spacious.
If you’re looking for a new home then one of the first things you need to remember is to sort out what you don’t need- and avoid cluttering your new home from the start.
For more information on finding a new home, check out Calgary Homes for Sale.
Don’t Forget the Cupboards
Put away any clutter and mess, and keep your surfaces and rooms clear. If you have limited space, this is the perfect way to maximise the space in your rooms and keep everything looking clean and tidy.
In the kitchen, put appliances and clutter away in cupboards- and in the bedroom avoid leaving your possessions on the floor or surfaces to maximise space in your home!
How do you maximise space in your home? Do you have any ways to maximise space in your home? Do you have any tips for avoiding clutter when moving house?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x