There are plenty of reasons why moving into a smaller home or condo may make sense – you may find yourself empty-nesters, relocating retirees, or you may have decided to live in a smaller space because it’s in a desirable neighborhood, close to work, or downtown near amenities. Whatever the reason, moving from a large home full of your stuff to a smaller space can be tricky, but you don’t need to be stressed out by the prospect. With boxes lying about waiting to be unpacked, even a large space can seem small. If your move involved downsizing, there are ways to maximize the space you have.
Use Mounted Shelves Instead of Bookcases
Those who have hobbies or collections that require shelf space likely fill bookshelves with their passions. These bulky shelves can shrink a space down. To give the appearance of more room, consider mounting shelves to your walls. You can be more creative with the placement of your books or collections and be sure to conserve as much space as possible.
Buy Multi-Purpose Furniture
Think dual purpose! Look for multiple uses in everything. An ottoman is cozy, but an ottoman with hidden storage is even better, couches that turn into beds, and tables that can be expanded, contracted or that have drawers on them for storage.
Make Efficient Use of All Your Space
Rather than lots of traditional freestanding dressers, cabinets, desks, etc. consider built-ins and modular furniture systems that can be configured to efficiently fit your space.
Maximize Your Light
The more light you can bring to your home, the more spacious it will appear. Make sure window coverings let all the light in when open and don’t leave dark corners. Additionally, you can decorate with mirrors and glass, taking advantage of their reflective qualities to spread light throughout your home.
Find Out How American Moving and Storage Can Help You
Whether you need to move your home or business across town or across the country, American Moving and Storage’s team of qualified professionals are here to provide you with affordable relocation solutions and storage options that meet your specific needs. Find out how we can we help you. Call us today at 912-401-0362.