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How to Get Extra Storage for Your Albuquerque Home

Many people are dealing with having limited space in their Albuquerque homes, especially those who have recently moved and are trying to maximize the space they have.

Adding extra storage places to your home can sometimes be challenging, so we’ve put together this guide that explains how you can do it. Let’s get started!

Get Rid of Stuff

In order to get more storage, the most effective first step is to eliminate all the things you no longer need or use. It is important to realize that accumulating clutter is highly unhealthy, and it has several disadvantages you need to be aware of, such as wasting time looking for things.

Thus, if you want to make your room much more productive, you should keep it clutter-free. When it comes to decluttering your home, going room by room is the best method.

You should also consider categorizing all your belongings and deciding on whether to keep, donate, or discard them. This may help you get rid of things much faster.

Install a Shed or Garage

Adding a shed or garage to your property is another great way to increase your storage space. You can store all your vehicles in this area, such as cars, bikes, boats, even the ride-on lawn mower, adding extra storage to your home and yard. Just make sure you purchase a quality made shed that will stand the test of time and last. 

Maximize Your Prime Real Estate

People often refer to the area between your knees and shoulders as “prime real estate,” since it is the most accessible area. It’s a good idea to keep all your frequently used items in this area so they are easy to find and you won’t waste time searching for them.

Think Vertically

You should use the space outside your prime real estate for items that you seldom use. You should carefully plan out where you will keep those items, since they will likely stay there for quite a while. 

It is best to keep heavier items close to the ground to prevent accidents, and to use small containers for lighter items in higher spots so that you are not at risk if something falls on you. Further, plastic containers are highly versatile and easy to use, and are highly recommended.

Choose the Right Products for Your Spaces

When purchasing any furniture, you should measure the space available several times over, since this will help you determine which items will work best for storing your extra items.

In addition to adding additional storage space to any property, there are many shed designs that can be used. 

Therefore, there is no need to be shy. Consider taking these measurements with you when you are looking for extra storage spaces to ensure they will fit in your home.

Label for Easy Retrieval

Putting labels on our items is the easiest way to be more organized, and it is almost effortless. Don’t worry if you don’t have a fancy label maker, as a simple Sharpie pen and tape should suffice.

Off-site Storage

Renting an off-site storage unit is the next best option if you have too many items to store and do not have enough space in your home to do so. You may want to do this if you’re in between moves or plan to sell some of your things. However, if you are looking for a permanent solution, it might be a bit expensive.

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