How To Get Rid of Crowding In Your Home

By Subodh / April 18, 2013

Many of us dream of owning a large palatial home with all the space you could possibly need but for most of us that dream is just unrealistic. The vast majority of us live in more modest homes where space is limited and from time to time things can become a little overcrowded. Even if you could afford to move to a bigger home many people are happy where they are and would rather stay if possible. If you do find as though people are always under your feet or objects are in your way then it may be time to do something about it. Fortunately there are some steps you can take to get rid of overcrowding in your home.

Storage

It may seem as though you have nowhere to place stuff but if you put your mind to it, you are likely to find some extra room. You may be able to make use of space beneath beds, maybe there’s storage space beneath the stairs that you could use and you may even have a cellar that is not being used. If you are able to put some things away then you may find that you had a lot more space available to you than you thought and that you no longer feel overcrowded at home. With a little imagination and perhaps some advice from some with experience, you could create all the storage space that you need.

Make More Rooms

One of the bulkiest objects you can expect to find in any home is people so finding somewhere to put them all can make a huge difference. Maybe you have a large family or perhaps your children like to invite friends over, too many people will easily begin to make the place feel overcrowded. If you have a loft that is not being used then you could consider a conversion to create an extra bedroom. Maybe you could build an extension to your home or even construct another room in the garden if you have the space. Once you have created somewhere else for people to be instead of around you, then your home could begin to feel much more spacious and peaceful all of a sudden.

Have A Clear Out

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Over the years we accumulate all sorts of bric-a-brac and it begins to take up space. While some of it is very useful to us, a lot is likely to do little more than take up valuable space that could be used for something else. If you haven’t had a good clear out for a while then consider biting the bullet and getting rid of some of the items that you will never use again.

While it can be difficult to get rid of something that you have an emotional attachment to, remember that an item could be better used donated to a charity shop where somebody may be able to take full advantage of it. Maybe you have a wardrobe full of old clothes that you no longer wear because they are out of fashion or no longer fit you? They too could find a home somewhere else where they will be used instead of simply being left in a wardrobe gathering dust. Consider having a sale and you could even raise some funds for further home improvements or anything else that you might like.

If you do begin to feel a little claustrophobic in your home then remember that you don’t necessarily have to endure it if you don’t want to. Put your mind to it and you could soon find yourself with a home in which you can put your feet up and relax in a spacious, peaceful and comfortable environment.