Often when we gather an abundance of things, it’s common for us to think that we need a larger apartment or bigger space. However, in most cases you may just need to practice better organisational skills to make use of your existing space. Here are some Store Y self storage Yishun ideas for people who wish they had more space because, let’s face it, we’ve all been in a situation like that before. 

1) Purchase Smaller Size Double Duty Furniture 

couch with storage

Be honest, chances are that you have a piece of furniture or two that is way too big for your home. A good rule of thumb is to remember that the furniture you buy should match the space that you have available. For instance, if you live in a smaller studio apartment in Singapore, it would be more ideal for you to get a recliner as opposed to a sectional sofa set. In addition to buying smaller-sized furniture, focus on purchasing multifunctional furniture pieces that offer additional storage capacities. 

2) Establish An Organisation System 

laundry organisation

One of the primary reasons why people assume they may need more space is clutter. As we gather more and more things, it’s important that we have an organisational system in place to ensure that everything can be easily located. Chances are that you may have clutter in your home. An organisational system can help to minimise clutter as well as to ensure that you make the most out of whatever space you have available. Therefore, think about the ways in which you can organise your things so that you can use your storage space more efficiently. Some of the things you can do include: 

  • Read the mail as soon as it comes and get rid of spam mail. Establish a space for important mail such as bills. 
  • Establish a ‘recyclable’ zone in your kitchen and store all unwanted paper and plastics in said area. 
  • Clean your desk area every day. Store important documents and papers in a binder or filling system. 
  • Stick to a regular laundry routine so that you can minimise the amount of excess dirty clothes that you have lying around your home. 

3) Expand Your Storage Vertically 

vertical storage

When it comes to making use of unused space on the walls of your home, think vertically. Shelves are very affordable and incredibly easy to mount on your wall. Shelves can also help to keep floor space open as well as to give you easy access to books, utensils and more. 

4) Self-Storage Unit 

One of the easiest and most effective things you can do is to simply get a self storage Yishun unit. As mentioned above, a key part of maximising apartment space is to organise and declutter. In the midst of organising your items, you may come to realise that you have several large and small items or appliances that you do not use every day. A self storage Yishun unit can serve as a place where you store these items. And, on top of providing a higher level of security to your items than your home can provide, it will open up space in your home that you can use for things that you use daily.