How to Create Storage Space in a Small House

You don't hear of many people complaining about having too much space in their home. That's because storage space is often at a premium, and maximising it can be tricky. So, we thought we'd walk you through how to maximise storage space in a small house.

Step 1: Have a good clear-out

The first step towards creating more storage space in your home is to get rid of what you don't use, and doing this has a range of benefits. 

  • It will save you time: An organised space means that you won't be digging through piles of mess to find things
  • It will improve your wellbeing: Studies show that 80% of people in the UK admit that the state of their house influences how they feel. Less mess, less stress
  • It will save you money: Many people with cluttered homes end up re-buying things that they can't find among the clutter

So, it's well worth having a good clear out, and doing it is simple. Try to recruit someone in your household to help you; this will save a little time. 

Next, take it one room at a time, and organise your items into 'keep' and 'chuck' piles (you don't have to throw them away, consider giving what you can to charity).

Step 2: Measure your space

Before you start looking for storage products, you need to grab the tape measure and double-check how much space you have.  

Your storage products should fit perfectly into your chosen area, and be easily accessible. 

Step 3: Find the right storage

Now that you've cleansed your living space, you need to make sure it stays tidy. Easier said than done, right? Wrong! It's pretty simple - you just need to find the right storage products. 

Storage products have two main benefits; they keep things organised and free up space. They will help you sort your items into groups, so you know where things are when you need them. Storage will also free up your floor space of clutter. 

Now, you're probably wondering, "What are the best storage products for small homes?" Good question. 

In a small environment, you don't want a bulky storage unit dominating your space. Homes are there to enjoy, and at G-Rack, we believe in getting the most out of your living space. 

That's why we developed our reduced space shelving unit - to help you maximise space, without sacrificing storage capacity. This reduced space storage solution gives you five tiers of shelving so you can store and organise your items with ease. 

G-Rack Reduced space shelving

With a height of just 150cm, a width of 75cm and a depth of 30cm, these shelving units can be conveniently slotted into the tightest of spaces. They're perfect for storing clothes and shoes in the cupboard or keeping the kids' toys tidy in the bedrooms. 

G-Rack space saving shelving for bedrooms

These freestanding, space saving shelves are fully adjustable, so you can reduce the height by 50% if you need to. Doing this is handy if you want your storage to be even more subtle. They also feature a boltless shelving unit design, so you can set them up quickly with fuss.

These storage shelves may be small, but they still pack a punch. Each rack has a robust metal construction, with thick MDF shelves and extra beams for support. They have a durable load weight of 175kg per tier, that's a massive 875kg per unit. 

Storage needs to look the part. That's why our reduced space shelving range is available in striking blue or black powder-coated finishes. 

Step 4: Think storage hacks

Shelving and racking are perfect for organising the bulk of your items, but there are a few handy storage hacks that sort out the remaining bits & bobs. 

  • Store things under your bed: It's a great way to keep items out of sight, but make sure you keep it neat with boxes
  • Buy space-saving furniture: Whether it's a bed with drawers or a sofa with storage, space-saving furniture can give you that little extra storage space that can go a long way
  • Utilise corners: Making the most out of corners can give you that little bit of extra space. We have a great range of corner shelving unit that can help you with that
  • Use storage boxes: They're perfect for everything from files to nuts and bolts. You can put them on your shelves, or neatly in the cupboard
  • Hang your kitchen utensils: This is a simple way to increase cupboard and draw space. All you'll need is a storage bar, and on it, you can hang utensils, mugs, towels and brushes

Step 5: Keep things tidy 

After all that hard work you've done to make some extra storage space, you'll now need to keep it tidy. In the smaller homes, clutter will accumulate quickly, so it's best to stay on top of things if you can.

Finding time to clean can be difficult when you have a busy schedule, but there are a few things you can do to make life a little easier.  

  • Remember to put things away: It's simple. By putting things back where you found them, you can make sure everything stays where it should be, and you won't find yourself tripping over it
  • Clean a little each day: Finding a chunk of time for cleaning can seem impossible. So, by doing a little bit each day, you can keep things tidy without having to dedicate too much of your time
  • Get help: Cleaning can be a team effort. If you have others in your household, get them to give you a hand when it comes to de-cluttering

We hope this guide helps you make the most out of your space. You can check out our full range of storage that includes garage shelvingheavy duty shelving unitwidespan and more.

We offer next day delivery and a five-year guarantee on all of our products, so you know you're getting high-quality storage with excellent service. If you have any questions on home storage, contact our UK team on 0191 500 6000 and we'll be happy to help.