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Smart Ways To Deal With Your Excess Stuff When You Have A Small Storage Space

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Allen Brown
Harprit Bola (cover image), Pickawood

Dealing with excess stuff is a challenge for everyone. However, if you live in a small house or a flat, this task gets even more difficult and requires lots of creativity. Nevertheless, it's totally possible to minimize your excess stuff – you just have to be smart about it! Here are some clever storage ideas which will help you deal with your excess stuff!

Rent A Self Storage Space 

Storage spaces are a brilliant solution for people who have excess stuff because they can quickly and easily rent a storage space. This way you don't have to spend too much time or effort dealing with your excess stuff.

Instead of trying to find a hiding place for everything, just throw everything in there and go on living your life as usual. Plus, whether it's a Balestier self-storage space or a storage facility in another location, renting such a space is usually inexpensive which means you can afford it even if you're short on money. What's more, you can access your things whenever necessary – no need to wait for the end of the month/year contract.

Make A List Of Things You Use The Most 

Lots of people have too much stuff because they keep buying new things which are actually unnecessary or because they keep gathering useless things for years and years without throwing anything away. If you want to reduce the amount of your excess stuff, make a list of the things you use the most.

Setting up a list will help you realize what things are actually necessary for your life and which ones aren't. Once you have the list, there are ways to get rid of the things you don't need. Such as:

Selling Online

Selling your things online is a great idea because you can make some money out of them while also reducing your excess stuff. So, whether it's an old laptop or a book collection that is gathering dust on the shelves, try to sell it online. There are lots of websites where you can do exactly this – all you have to do is list your items for sale and wait for the buyers to appear.


If you don't want to sell your excess stuff, donate it! There are plenty of charities out there which would be happy to have it – so why not give them a try? You can also look up charities in your area because most likely they will take the things you have to offer. Donating your things is a good idea because it allows you to get rid of excess stuff which you don't need anymore while also helping those who are in need.

Throwing Away

Last but not least, you can always throw away your excess things in case there is no other place where to put them and in case they are completely broken and unusable. However, this should be the last thing that you do because it will just add up to all the junk out there. So if possible, try to avoid this option because there are better, more effective ways to deal with your excess stuff.

Use Storage Bins 

Storage bins are another popular solution for dealing with all the extra things you have at home. If it's winter clothes, toys, or books that you want to put away until the next season/holiday, self-storage bins will be a great solution. They are not only space-efficient but they will also keep your things clean and organized – what's more, you can find them in lots of styles and colors – so if you want to make the storage room look good – go for it!

Covering The Walls With Shelves

living room bookshelves image © Pickawood

Wall shelves are another brilliant way to deal with your excess things because they are both space-efficient and aesthetically pleasing. That's why lots of people opt for this solution – it will help you get rid of all the junk while still making the storage room look good.

When choosing a shelf, make sure it's wide enough to hold all of your things. If you opt for floating shelves, make sure the brackets are strong enough to hold everything in place.

Covering The Walls With Pegboard

Pegboards are another great solution for those who have a small storage room and want to make the best of it. If this is your case, you will need some heavy-duty equipment that can hold all the things in place while also saving space and looking good.

Pegboards come in many colors, styles, and designs so you can choose the one that suits you best. For example, if your storage room is right next to your workshop go for a plain, stylish design that will fit in with your existing storage room design.

Finding ways to store your excess stuff is a great idea because it will help you stay organized and clean. So if you have some extra things at home that are just taking up space, try to sell or donate them – then put the excess things in order with storage bins/shelves/pegboards! Another ideal option is renting a storage unit.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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