Running out of space

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Our house is shrinking and our cupboards are overflowing. What can we do?

The good news is you don’t necessarily have to move into a bigger house to gain extra space. You might just need to de-clutter your surroundings and use your space more efficiently.

Here are 9 easy steps that could make a big difference to your living space:
  • Make a list from room to room of what should stay and what could go
  • If you haven’t used certain items in the past 2 years, chances are you won’t in the future. Go through all of your cupboards, wardrobes and drawers
  • Adding shelving units can make a big difference especially to children’s rooms and the laundry
  • Use the extra space under beds for storage of extra linen or toys
  • Hooks behind doors or in hallways help use space more efficiently
  • Use your local library regularly rather than buying and store books at home
  • Consider lending items of furniture that aren’t essential to friends and family
  • Hire a self-storage unit for the things you can’t get rid of but don’t need in the house
  • Once you’ve sorted everything, hold a garage sale
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