All homeowners face the same struggle at one point or another: where to put everything. Clutter builds up over time, and since you’ll love your Parry custom home for years, it’s best to start using your storage smart as soon as you move in. Whether you’re in your first or your fourth Parry Custom Home in Pittsburgh, our tips are sure to help you get organized and stay organized.
To get started on your storage war, take a minute to assess which areas need the most work. Does your entryway become the drop-off for too many shoes, books, coats, and the like? Is your garage a haven for years-old knick-knacks and unnecessary extras? Is your closet or bedroom filled to the brim?
Determine which part of your home needs the most help, and start there. Though it’s tempting to start with the easy projects first, you’ll only be putting a band-aid on the issue; if you start with the most difficult storage challenge, things will only get easier from there!
Once you’ve picked your starting place, consider your options for improvement. Be sure to take advantage of all of the storage options built-in to your Parry custom home, like ultra-insulated attics to protect your belongings, Energy Star approved features and high-grade, detailed caulk to prevent any drafts or moisture from damaging items.
Use your basement storage and closet space wisely–don’t just throw everything in there and forget about it. Instead, figure out what the storage spot is used most frequently for and customize the space accordingly.
If you use a bureau primarily for paper documents, purchase folders and binders to help you keep track of it all. If you have lots of games or books, display them in a bookshelf or on closet shelving. Having the right organizational pieces can help you take advantage of all the space in your Pittsburgh home, and prevent you from feeling too closed in!
Whichever items you don’t need and haven’t used in 1-2 years should be sorted and placed in boxes for donation to the Pittsburgh Salvation Army or your charity of choice.
Incorporate your furniture into your storage techniques. Use a glass case or wicker corner piece to store interesting antiques and family heirlooms; as an added bonus, you’ll be getting to appreciate these items instead of regretfully shoving them away. Use a hollow ottoman to store magazines or extra blankets. With modern furniture, there are so many options for innovative storage.
Keep your Parry home organized by taking advantage of all of your storage options for better living.
Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area. For additional information about our services, call (724) 863-0199.