Moving from a house to a West Ottawa condo provides a wonderful opportunity to purge those corners of your house that haven’t been touched in years. But it is impossible to get rid of everything, even for a downsizing move, so it’s important to be savvy with your storage options. Having less square footage doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the things you love or the amount of Christmas decorations you wish to hold on to. Here are some tips on how to maximize your storage while living in a condo.
Have as Many Multi-Purpose Items as Possible
Having an ottoman in your living space is a fantastic option for smaller rooms. It provides a table top for drinks and food and provides an extra comfy seat for when you have guests over. Don’t just choose any ottoman, though. Opt for one with a built-in storage bin. Not only can you use it to store odds and ends, but it keeps these little items out of sight so your condo stays tidy. A tidy home always looks and feels larger.
Use Under the Bed for Off-Season Storage
Living in Ottawa we experience the beauty of cold winters and hot summers. These conditions allow us to have a multitude of various wardrobe items that are not necessary half of the year. A great place to store the off-season items is under the bed. Put your winter coats, snow pants, and bulky sweaters in either vacuum seal bags or cloth zippered storage bags and simply slide them under the bed. As all bed frame heights differ, it’s easier to use vacuum seal or cloth zippered storage bags because then you are not limited to the structure size of a Rubbermaid bin. Once they are safely under your bed you won’t have to worry about sharing your winter closet space with your flowery sundresses. And it will not be a case of “out of sight out of mind” because without fail the snow will always return and with it the need to bundle up warm.
Invest in Floating Shelves
There is nothing quite as beautiful as a spectacular book display with your well-thumbed copies of The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice, but bookshelves can take up a lot of floor space. Floating shelves provide you with the option to place a book shelf anywhere there is wall space without interrupting the floor space. They also offer more options when it comes to style as they can be staggered or meticulously stacked. Floating shelves can create a great space to display pictures and keep sake items for our loved ones to view and enjoy. You can explore your creativity and design styles while displaying your prized collections; all without compromising on floor space!
A new condo is a blank slate for you to creatively showcase your life’s journey. Allow storage solutions to become a part of your design, instead of a hurdle to get over, and be proud to show off your new home.