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17Sep

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Child’s Bedroom Organized

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Parents, do you ever feel like as soon as you finish picking up your kids’ toys in one room, you leave to find an even bigger mess in another? Children have the unique skill of turning any room into a toy- and clothing-strewn disaster within a matter of minutes. Keeping your child’s room organized can feel like a losing battle. Keep the chaos at bay with custom storage solutions brought to you by More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte! Keep reading to discover our favorite tips for keeping your child’s room organized.

Get on Their Level

When creating storage solutions for kids, it is essential to understand their point of view. Ideally, your kids will eventually be cleaning up their own messes. Designing storage solutions that suit their needs will make this process easier. Avoid shelving in high places – if they can’t reach, they won’t be putting things back.

Get Creative with Their Bed

Bulky furniture can make a room feel cramped and cluttered. Beds, in particular, take up a huge amount of space. Cut down on clutter with a wall bed. Wall beds open up a huge amount of space, providing extra storage space and play space. You can also create extra room and storage with built-in desks, drawers, and cabinets. This helps consolidate furniture while also creating a unique and interesting setup for your child. 

Create a Play Space

Play space is an important component in any child’s room. Giving your child adequate play space will prevent your child’s toys from ending up in the living room. We suggest creating designated play areas in your kid’s room. This space should provide clear organization and structure when clean-up time comes.

Create The Perfect Custom Storage Solution Today

Keep your child’s bedroom organized and neat with custom storage solutions, brought to you by More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte! Contact our team of experts today to get started with a free in-home consultation.

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31Aug

How Custom Storage Can Transform Your Garage

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custom garage storage - SarasotaHow do you feel about the current state of your garage? Are you happy with the way it’s organized? Are you able to find what you need? Is there room for you to park you car? If you answered no to any or all of those questions, you’ve come to the right place. More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte specializes in creating smart custom solutions to all your storage needs, including those in your garage. If you’ve never considered a custom storage solution for this area of your home, we’re here to share with you some of the ways in which it can truly transform your space.

Keep Track of Your Belongings

It’s incredibly common for a home’s garage to become the dumping ground for anything that doesn’t have a place inside the house. This includes holiday decorations, old clothes or toys your kids have grown out of, hobby equipment, or other things you either don’t use often or don’t use at all. With all the clutter, it’s easy to lose track of the things you do need. Custom cabinetry and shelving can be a great way to help you organize your items in a way that makes sense to you that will help you keep track of them better.

More Floor Space

Getting things off the floor and into storage spaces leaves room for the things that actually belong on the ground–things like your car! If you haven’t been able to park inside your garage because there’s too much stuff, we can help change that. Utilizing organizational solutions, such as adjustable shelving, hanging racks, and workbenches, can transform your space into something that both looks great and functions the way you need it to.

Keep Things In Better Shape

A common issue with cluttered garages is the tendency for things to get dirty or broken. If items don’t have a safe and secure place to be stored, they can easily get damaged. By customizing a storage solution around your available space, you guarantee a perfect fit. Designing your storage components around your personal storage needs ensures that everything has a place.

Easy Access

Another way in which custom storage can transform your garage is by making all of your items easily accessible. No more climbing on top of boxes to reach other boxes or having to dig through old dusty bins to get to what you need. With everything arranged in a strategic and sensible way, you’ll be able to quickly find what you’re looking for and access it with ease.

To learn more about how More Space Place can help you transform your garage into an attractive and functional space, contact us about a free in-home consultation. Give us a call or visit one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, or Port Charlotte today!

24Aug

The Custom Home Office Solution You Didn’t Know You Needed

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custom home office - Lakewood RanchWhen looking around your home, there is most likely a room or area you can identify that isn’t being used to its full potential. Maybe you’ve felt stuck with the space’s arrangement or frustrated by its storage (or lack thereof). If this sounds like something you’ve experienced, it might be time to consider an organizational upgrade. A customized home office system could be just the solution you need! More Space Place, with showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Port Charlotte, is here to help you create the perfect system for your home.

Making The Best Use Of Your Space

Perhaps you’ve never considered a home office, and maybe you aren’t even aware of all the great benefits they can offer. From functional practicality to enhanced style, there are a number of perks of creating an office setup in your home. Customizing a solution means you get to build one around your available space, which gives you a lot of flexibility as to where it goes. You don’t even have to have a whole spare room to devote to this. Do you have a small nook that you don’t know what to do with? Is there space under your stairs that would be a good candidate for the project? Even if you don’t have much room, we can make custom home offices work in small spaces. A custom system ensures a perfect fit every time.

Adding Your Own Style

Like our other storage and organizational solutions, a custom home office from More Space Place is available in a wide variety of color, style, finish, and hardware options. Additionally, you can choose what type of storage components would work best for your needs and build something based around them. Our talented designers work with you to come up with a design that reflects your personal style and that of your home, much like we did with our award-winning nautical home office design that was installed in a Sarasota condo. Not only will a custom home office add great style to your home, but it will also keep your space organized and help you make the most efficient use of your space.

Schedule A Free Consultation

If you want to learn more about how we can help you create a versatile office solution for your home, contact More Space Place today! We offer free in-home estimates and design consultations in the greater Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas where our experts can come to your home, see your space, and talk with you about what you’re looking for. When it comes to improving the efficiency, productivity, and style of your storage, leave the hard work to us!

 

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18Jul

Organizing Shared Closets For Kids

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kids shared closet - Sarasota, Bradenton, Port CharlotteIf your home has more children than it does bedrooms, chances are your kiddos are sharing a room for the time being. With a shared bedroom also comes shared closet space. This can present its own set of challenges as you strive to provide each kid with their own space within the shared area. The experts at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte can help you navigate this tricky situation, helping ensure you’re making the most of your kids’ shared closet and keeping things as organized as possible.

Start With A Clean Slate

The first thing we recommend is to do a complete closet cleanout. If you want to maintain a balance of space between your kids, it’s important to start with a clean slate. This is especially true if one child was previously occupying the room before the other got moved in, as they likely already had things in the closet. Kids also grow out of clothes and toys so quickly that chances are there are a lot of things in there that aren’t being used anymore. Setting aside some time one day to take everything out of the closet, go through it, and get rid of things your kids no longer use will start this arrangement out on the right foot.

Divide The Space

Once you have everything moved out of the closet and pared down to what will be going back in, you can figure out a way to divide the space between your kids in a way that’s fair. If there’s a big height difference, maybe the taller child can use the higher shelves and the lower shelves can be designated space for the shorter sibling. Another option is to just divvy up the space down the middle. Of course, the layout of the closet will determine some of this, and each situation will be different. The main objective will be to just make sure each kid feels like they have their own fair share of the closet space to use for their things.

Organize & Store

The final step in creating an effective shared closet space for your kids is to have them help organize their things once the space is ready to be filled. They can arrange things the way they like, which will also help ensure they know where everything goes. This can also be a good way to get them in the habit of maintaining a tidy space, making sure things get put away after they’re used. Kids are often on the go, and having their own designated closet space can be a great way to preserve some order for them.

Contact Us

To learn more about how we can help you enhance the storage and organization in your home, contact More Space Place today! You can also visit one of our convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte to see some of our products in person. If the closet setup you have now just doesn’t serve you the way you need, maybe it’s time to consider installing your own custom closet system. Whatever your needs are, we can help create the perfect solution for you!

 

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22May

5 Craft Room Storage Tips To Improve Organization & Creativity

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custom craft room storage - Sarasota, FLYour craft room should be a space that allows you to feel unbridled creativity and artistic freedom. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to craft rooms becoming a space for clutter and constant disorganization, which can end up distracting you from your work and projects. Ideally, you’ll find a way to maintain a space that’s not too “sterile” and still inspires. However, you should also strive to keep your supplies organized so they stay in good condition and always right at your fingertips. Custom craft room storage solutions can help.

Here are five craft room storage and organization tips from More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte that can help you make the most of your space and take your creativity to new levels:

1. Abundant Shallow Shelving

Shelving that does not protrude too much from the wall but has plenty of space for your art supplies can help maximize smaller craft rooms. Shelves or cubby style spaces in varying sizes ensure there will be a place for all of your tools.

2. Wall Hanging Areas

Pegboard hanging systems provide easy access to your essentials while keeping them out of the way when not in use. Creative use of towel or curtain rods offers an innovative way to store rolls of cord or ribbon and other supplies you may not use daily but still need to have within reach.

3. Covered Bins

Stackable storage bins with lids offer numerous options for maximizing your craft room storage. Clear bins allow you to see their contents for easy selection. You can place these bins on existing shelving, or store them in room corners or along the wall. Maximize vertical space by stacking bins all the way to the ceiling.

4. Craft Room Cabinetry

Custom storage cabinets for your craft room allow you to hide away all your most clutter-prone materials to maintain a tidy space. Inside the cabinets, you can customize your shelving configuration in a way that makes sense for the materials you have. Better yet, opt for adjustable shelving so you can change the layout as your craft storage needs evolve.

5. Drawer and Bin Dividers

Many crafting materials and supplies are quite small. This makes effective use of drawer and shelving dividers an important part of your storage solution, as they allow you to keep track of these small items. Dividers come in a variety of sizes, so it’s easy to customize each area in the perfect ways to suit your specific materials.

Customized craft room storage and organization can make all the difference for your projects both big and small. Having your tools and supplies within easy reach while maintaining an organized space is essential to maximizing the function and enjoyment of your space. Customizing a craft room leads to a less distracting atmosphere that will streamline your projects and allow your creativity to soar. Contact More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte today to schedule a free in-home consultation!

27Apr

Top Tips for an Organized Pantry

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custom pantry organization SarasotaHaving a pantry for storage in your kitchen can be a mixed blessing. When it’s not organized, a kitchen pantry can quickly become a place where food goes to get lost or stale. How many times have you come home from the grocery store with a can of green beans only to discover you had four in your pantry gathering dust? If you are putting food in your pantry only to lose it and never use it, you are wasting money and space. Customized pantry storage allows you to better organize your kitchen, ultimately leading to quicker meal prep, easier access to your items, and financial savings. More Space Place Sarasota is here to share some features you can consider as you plan your custom pantry storage solution.

Consider Sliding Shelves

One of the reasons pantries tend to collect food that doesn’t get used is because items get shoved to the back of deep-set shelves. Shelves that slide effortlessly out on smooth tracks offer a solution to this problem. You can put just as much food on a shelf, but being able to pull it out for easier access to everything, especially the things in the back, prevents food from going to waste or being forgotten.

Add Shelving to the Door

If your pantry has a regular door that opens on hinges, make sure to utilize the back of the door. This is the perfect place to add shelving or storage racks for spices and small cans. Many people forget about this spot and don’t end up maximizing their pantry’s storage potential.

Choose Shallow Shelves When Possible

If you have a walk-in pantry, consider keeping your shelving fairly shallow. This will help prevent you from losing items inside. It’s also a good idea to store like items together so you can easily see what you have, as well as find what you need when you need it.

Consider Some Drawers

There are some dry items that you will store in your pantry, like bags of rice and pasta, that don’t stack easily on a shelf. A couple of rollout drawers can provide a great place to store these kinds of things. We offer a variety of styles and finishes, as well as hardware options, so you can create a pantry storage system that looks the way you want it to.

When it comes to your kitchen pantry, the more organized you are, the better space will be used. Make sure you aren’t wasting grocery money by buying items that never get used. Invest in a custom storage solution and enjoy a more functional, easily accessible pantry. Contact More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte today for a free in-home consultation! We’ll help you achieve the organized kitchen you’ve always wanted.

 

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26Mar

Turning Your Garage Into a Home Office

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Are you transitioning to a position where you can work remotely? Or are you getting ready to start your own business? Whatever the case may be, you might be looking at your home and trying to figure out where to work. If you don’t have a spare room in your home to devote to a home office, consider getting creative. With help from More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, you can transform your garage into the perfect home office!

Clean Up

The first step in getting your garage ready for your home office is to thoroughly clean out the space. Go through those decade-old toys, tools, and holiday decorations, and weed out what you don’t need. To really get organized, consider letting our experts help you design a custom shelving system. Our units will corral all of your tools and extraneous items to organize your garage to meet your unique specifications. Once you’ve cleaned out your space, you’ll be ready to set up your home office!

Home garage storage mess.Make it Comfortable

Garages, especially those without any windows, can sometimes feel dark and claustrophobic. Brighten up your space with various forms of lighting. Using a combination of standing and hanging lamps will create a visually dynamic and fun space. You can also paint the walls a bright color to liven up your area and disguise the concrete of an unfinished garage.

Another way to brighten and warm your space is to add some area rugs. This will help to insulate your garage and make it more comfortable. Since garages can get cold in the winter and overheated in the summer, space heaters and fans will be helpful for controlling the temperature in your office.

Get Technical

It’s important to make sure that your garage is hooked up to meet your technological needs. Ensure you have access to speedy wifi and a phone line, and make sure there are enough outlets to accommodate computer cords, printers, fans, and other electronics.

Tailor the Space

Depending on your specific business, there are a number of customizations you may need to make to fit your needs. For example, you might need to create additional sitting areas for visitors, or set up dividing panels to provide an element of privacy while working.

A great way to tailor your space to your unique specifications is with custom office furniture, such as desk units, shelving, cabinetry, and more. Every business is different, and everyone has their own personal organizational systems that work for them. More Space Place Sarasota can help you set up an office space that will maximize your efficiency and productivity. Contact us today to arrange a free, in-home consultation!

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19Mar

Organizing Your Handbags in Your Custom Closet

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Organizing Your Handbags in Your Custom Closet More Space Place SarasotaWhether you’re getting ready for work in the morning or for a night out on the town, finding the right outfit can be difficult when your closet is in a state of disarray. With More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, our custom closets can help you organize everything from your coats to your handbags, giving you back time and energy to dedicate to other things.

Protect Your Bags

Before storing your handbags, it is important to properly protect them to help prolong the longevity of your accessories. Stuffing your handbags with tissue paper, particularly larger ones, will help them to keep their shape and prevent unseemly wrinkles from developing over time.

When storing your purses you will also want to consider the use of dust bags. These protective cloth coverings will help to maintain the luster of your bags by keeping dust and other contaminants away from their surfaces. Dust bags will also help to protect beaded bags from being caught on other items when being removed from a shelf. They will similarly protect high-gloss bags from scuffing as a result of their sticky surfaces dragging across other handbags.

Organize By Size Or Color

Depending on your personal preference, organizing your bags by size or color will make them easy to find, and simple to sort through and select for an occasion. Whether you prefer locating a color first and then a size and style, or vice versa, both of these methods will allow you to find a handbag to fit your outfit and the event you are attending with little to no hassle.

Get Creative

There are so many ways to organize your handbags in a custom closet. You could choose to place them in a shelving unit, where they would be nice and visible for your perusal. You could also place them into individual cubbies to keep them separated from one another. A tall cubby could also be installed with individual hooks from which you could hang your handbags to help them maintain their shape.

Another great way to store your bags, especially smaller ones like clutches and wristlets, is to have space created in your custom closet to hold little baskets. These will help to keep your small bags organized and provide a level of protection from dust and debris.

If you’re ready to organize your closet and find a home for all of your handbags, then contact More Space Place today! We are located in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, and we would love to talk with you about your design goals during a free, in-home consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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14Feb

Tips For Better Kitchen Organization

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kitchen storage tips SarasotaYour kitchen is likely one of the busiest rooms in your home. Unfortunately, kitchen organization is often overlooked or pushed to the side, which can leave you with a big mess when it comes time to prepare a meal. When you have a well-organized kitchen and pantry, the time you spend there can actually become rather enjoyable.

Have a Professional Help Out

Our goal is to create custom storage solutions that our clients will love. Kitchens are an ever-growing part of our business, and we love to help clients design the perfect storage solution for their kitchen. When you contact us for a free consultation, think about what is most important to you. Do you need more space, a better way to keep things tidy, a different look, or all of the above? We can custom design the storage solution that will suit all of your needs.

Keep Snacks Close By

If you have kids, you probably experience a mini-tornado in the kitchen whenever they come through for snacks. One way to keep the snacking well organized is to do some color-coding. Use wire baskets or plastic bins of a certain color to stash snacks. If the kids know their snacks are always in the blue containers, they’re much less likely to make a mess while searching for them.

Look for Space You’re Not Using

There’s probably a fair amount of unused space in your kitchen, but you may not have considered it for storage because it’s in an unusual area. Do you have blank space above the refrigerator, sink, or elsewhere? That space is potentially something that our experts can use to create new storage for you. There may be a great opportunity for brand new shelving and storage solution that you would never have otherwise considered–and you don’t need any major home renovations to get it!

Contact us anytime you feel a storage makeover is what you need. We can create custom storage solutions for your kitchen, closet, or any other room in your home. We are here to help and we look forward to speaking with you soon!

 

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30Jan

5 Ways To Stay More Organized This Year

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organization tips for Sarasota homeownersMany of the goals and resolutions homeowners around the Suncoast set at the New Year start falling by the wayside about a month in. Once people start settling into their routines after the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, it can be hard to stick to the plans they made when they were full of end-of-the-year motivation. However, not all resolutions have to be big and lofty. It’s great to set more reasonable day-to-day goals for yourself. Sometimes the simplest ones end up making the biggest differences. In this post, More Space Place serving Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte shares five simple ways to be more organized this year.

1. Make Lists

Chances are you already make occasional lists of things like what groceries you need at the store. Take that habit and extend it into other areas of your life. You’ll likely find making lists can come in handy for a lot of things, such as chores, errands, and to-do lists at work. Whether you make the lists on your phone or prefer the pen and paper method, keeping lists of things you need to do can help keep you more organized overall.

2. Keep High-Traffic Areas Clean

The most frequently used areas of the home, like the kitchen and the living room, are also the ones most prone to clutter and messes. Keeping these spaces picked up and tidy will help keep your home more organized in general, and it will prevent clutter from building up to a point where it becomes overwhelming.

3. Clean As You Go

Similar to the previous point, cleaning as you go is a great way to stay on top of messes. This applies to cooking, laundry, and other tasks that leave things in their wake. When making a meal, put ingredients away as you use them and wash dishes once you don’t need them anymore. This will leave less to clean at the end of the meal. When you do laundry, put your clean clothes away as soon as you fold them. This will prevent clothing clutter from accumulating and creating more of a mess.

4. Sync Your Calendars

Keeping track of your own appointments, outings, and events can be hard enough. Add your spouse’s and/or your kids’ schedules to the mix and you’re likely to lose track of things. Syncing your calendar with everyone in your family or household will help keep track of all the different schedules, which will ultimately help streamline the planning of your own calendar.

5. Plan Your Meals

Blocking out Sunday afternoon to plan and prep your meals for the upcoming week can save you a lot of time during the busy workweek. Divide portions into individual containers that you can grab in the morning before you leave the house. Having your meals planned for the week will help keep you more organized, as well as save time for doing other things.

To learn more about enhancing your home’s organization and storage, contact More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte today! We offer free in-home estimates and consultations for creating customized storage solutions for every area of your home.

 

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