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Downsizing tips in Boynton Beach-Creative Storage Solutions-Step 2
The first step in downsizing in Boynton Beach was to make some decisions... what you really need in your new home; what you need to keep; what you can donate ...in a nutshell starting out with a relatively clean slate. After editing your furniture and accessories.... 30 + years of kitchen gadgets.... a lifetime of gifts you’ll never use.... you still have to decide how to get a 4000 sq ft lifestyle into 2400 sq ft or less.
Step 2- Get creative!
1. Whatever you buy for your new space try to choose pieces that can do double duty.
-For example, there are cube-sized ottomans or even benches that can work as a cocktail table, as additional seating and has built-storage for blankets, throws, pillows and games... the list goes on.
-Buy tables with drawers and lower shelves.
2. Baskets and Covered Boxes- you don’t want a lot of little boxes or baskets everywhere, but large ones can hide and organize what you have.
- Small boxes in the family room can hold remote controls, cocktail napkins and a deck of cards.
- You can use covered boxes in your office or kitchen to hold files and paper
- Use covered boxes or baskets on bookshelves to smaller items. This is also a great way to keep your bookcases from looking too busy with nothing but a row of books.
3. Cover it up! as much as we try to get away from it, we still have paper in our lives. Take a look at what this homeowner did to hide a file cabinet.
Don’t forget the clouds! Use the Internet and cloud storage to rid yourselves of the mountains of paperwork you just can’t seem to get rid of.
4. Get creative and repurpose something you already have! This client had limited space in their guest bedroom and bath. They found this piece that served as a small bar. The bottom rack was used for towels and the top for goodies for their guests.
5. Closets- You’ve already edited your wardrobe but you still have to make the most of your closet space.
- There are hangers sold online and in stores that are slim and keep your clothes from falling off the hanger. Not only do they save room in your closet, your closet won’t look as packed.
- Use clear shoe boxes and bins to store shoes and items such as sweaters and purses
Remember these two downsizing tips:
1. Decide what you absolutely need in your new lifestyle to make you comfortable then donate, throw away or sell the excess.
2. Use creative solutions for storage and organization... dual purpose furniture and decorative items for storage.
For a one on one consultation to help you downsize
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