By Joe Szabo, Scottsdale Real Estate Team
Clean Out the Closet
The first frontier in the crusade against clutter is the closet. If you can tidy up these crowded catchalls of the house, you can tackle anything. For starters, make use of often-overlooked space up high, and use transparent or decorative bins to store items neatly and provide easy access. In short, look for ways to end closet “stuffication.”
Livable Laundry Rooms
Given the fact that laundry rooms are often small, look for ways to maximize their potential with inventive storage solutions—including some tried-and-true DIY hacks. In addition to improving the look of the room, getting a handle on storage will enhance your ability to sort, wash, dry, and fold in the space you have.
Ah yes, the garage! There is a floor underneath all those magazines and boxes, tools, sports equipment, and gardening and lawn paraphernalia. After you clear out what you no longer need, look for shelves, cabinets, and containers that can control the clutter. And don’t overlook storage opportunities overhead and on the walls.
Tips for a Great Basement
Basement storage accessories should be tailored to provide easy access, ventilation, and moisture resistance. Because basements can be damp, metal shelving and cabinetry protect possessions better than wooden alternatives; similarly, plastic bins protect better than cardboard boxes. If moisture is an issue, take steps to waterproof your basement.
Make the Most of the Attic
The attic can be your storage salvation provided it is properly ventilated and insulated. Ventilation and insulation work hand in hand to reduce humidity and prevent drastic temperature swings in summer and winter. Consider building shelves into the beams to maximize the space and keep the floor clear so items can be easily retrieved.
Please note that this Scottsdale Real Estate Blog is for informational purposes and not intended to take the place of a licensed Scottsdale Real Estate Agent. The Szabo Group offers first class real estate services to clients in the Scottsdale Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area in the buying and selling of Luxury homes in Arizona. Award winning Realtors and Re/MAX top producers and best real estate agent for Luxury Homes in Scottsdale, The Szabo group delivers experience, knowledge, dedication and proven results. Contact Joe Szabo at 480.688.2020, info@ScottsdaleRealEstateTeam.com or visit www.scottsdalerealestateteam.com to find out more about Scottsdale Homes for Sale and Estates for Sale in Scottsdale and to search the Scottsdale MLS for Scottsdale Home Listings.
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