If you’ve just moved into a new home, you may be wondering how you’re going to squeeze all of your stuff in your new living spaces. This is especially difficult if you’re downsizing. Here are some DIY space saving ideas that can help you maximize your space, so you can fit everything you want in your house.

  • Living Room/Den/Family Room

The main problem in these rooms is storage of collectibles and entertainment items like DVDs, CDs, and electronics. There are many different types of storage containers that can be used for these items. You can buy bins or look for units custom designed for this purpose.

  • Kitchen

Food storage and the storage of equipment and supplies is an issue for many homeowners. If you’re lucky enough to have a separate pantry area, then you can store many of your food items there. You can keep the food you use most often in the kitchen cabinets.

In your food storage area, maximize your space, by using storage containers to avoid bulky packaging. If you have a separate pantry you can store a small amount of your staple items in your cabinet and keep the bulk of the item in your pantry which will free up your space.

  • Bathroom

Your bathroom may quickly become cluttered with toiletries and grooming supplies. You can get a bathroom storage cabinet or install a storage system in your bathroom sink cabinet. This will help to clear your counters.

Shower storage is also a great way to clear the space. In-shower shelving can hold your shampoos, body washes, and soap. This will make it easier for you to take a shower since everything you need will be right there.

  • Laundry Room

Your laundry area should have a storage space for your detergents. It should also have a location where you can store unwashed clothes and clean clothes. You can use bins, hampers or shelves.

  • Bedroom

The main storage issue in many bedrooms is clothes and accessories. After your closet is full, where do you put your extra clothes? And what about seasonal clothes.

There are many options for bedroom storage including wardrobes, dressers and under bed storage. You can also make your closets more efficient by installing a closet organizing system.

  • Garage/Basement/Attic

Many people’s garages quickly become a hold-all place for all of their personal items that don’t have a home in their house. Before you use your attic, basement, or garage for storage, you should create a system.

This system would include grouping like items together. Buying storage containers for your items. Labeling all of the storage containers and placing them neatly into your storage space.

By taking the time to do this properly, you can ensure you won’t have to go through hundreds of boxes and bins to find something you’re looking for. The more information you put on the storage container’s label, the easier it will be to find the things you’re looking for.

By using these simple DIY space saving ideas, you can create a storage system that works for you and your family.