Majority of Singaporeans live in HDB flats and the amount of space that we have is very limited. Many of us usually store our stuff in the store room but it is never enough. When someone runs out of storage space, he will try all means to shove stuff in anywhere possible. By finding the proper storage areas for our stuff, we can not only maximize storage space but also keep out things neat and tidy.
There are two kinds of storage in our homes – cold storage and hot storage. Cold storage is space in places that are hard to reach and not accessible. They are places such as the basement, attic or space below the stairs. Things that you should store inside cold storage places are memory stuffs. There are many items that you keep purely for memory sake like an old soft toy or an old chair. Also, you should store things that you rarely use, probably only once or twice a year into cold storage places.
Hot storage places are such as your cupboard, closet and cabinets. They are simply places that are very accessible and you can reach them easily. Store everything that you need regularly in hot storage places for easy access. If you travel often, store your luggage in hot storage places. If you seldom travel, store them in cold storage places.
It helps a lot of you store stuff in places designed for them. You should always aim to organize them and use smart storage methods to keep things simple, neat, tidy and most importantly functional.
Plastic bins provide an excellent storage place for smaller items such as your paint brushes and rags. You can easily know what is stored in them and they can fit in almost any place.
Wall mounted hooks
Wall mounted hooks come in all sorts of sizes and shapes and allows efficient storage of any odd size objects and large sized ones. You can store your mops, brooms and even sporting products such as badminton racquets and bicycles.
Drawers are excellent solution to store work tools in places such as garage. Install them below any workbench and you can not only store your tools easily but also prevent misplacing them.
We often use a small space for many activities. Always divide the space into different sections so that you can keep everything organized and neat. Set up each individual corner with their own unique items such as a sports bench for the sports corner and pottery for the gardening section.
It is not difficult to find proper storage areas for your stuff at home. There are many storage tools to aid us in creating a storage system that will not only make our life easier but also maximize the limited space we have.