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28Jun

Essential Feng Shui Tips for Bedroom Design

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You’ve probably heard the term Feng Shui before. This ancient Chinese practices of optimizing the chi, or energy flow of a space, has been used for centuries. Good Feng Shui is believed to improve health and positive energy – and after you try out these essential tips, you’ll believe it, too!

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Color Choices

Neutral and peaceful color palettes work well for creating great Feng Shui. Consider light colors such as cream, beige, and tan. Soothing blues and greens are also great choices. Avoid high-energy colors such as red and orange. Highly saturated colors also aren’t ideal – they put a strain on your eyes and your mind.

Think About Lighting

The lighting of your bedroom affects mood more than you realize. We recommend taking advantage of natural lighting as much as possible. Don’t block windows off with furniture, and use sheer, gauzy curtains. Natural lighting is less harsh than most artificial lights and will help you stay in sync with the outside world. When choosing lamps and lights, opt for ones that cast a warmer glow and can be dimmed. 

Furniture Placement

There’s an optimal layout for your bedroom furniture that will improve its Feng Shui. Symmetry is important, so consider placing your bed in the center of the room with two matching nightstands. Artwork arranged symmetrically is also beneficial to the energy flow of your bedroom. One important factor to take into account is that your bed should not be placed in the direct line of a door or window. 

Cut Clutter

With clothes on the floor and miscellaneous items scattered on cabinets, it’s hard to find that elusive sense of peace and tranquility. Clear your bedroom of items that don’t belong there and make sure everything has a place. 

Create The Perfect Bedroom Storage System

That’s where More Space Place comes in! We’ll help you design a custom storage solution that ensures all of your items are stored neatly and appropriately. A well-organized bedroom will improve energy and peaceful ambiance. To get started on a custom storage system, contact More Space Place today! You can also stop by to visit one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. 

26Jun

Creating a Shared Hobby Space

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Dedicating time and space to something you love is important, especially in your own home. If there are multiple members of your household, each person having their own hobby room might not work with the space you have – but sharing space often leads to misplaced items, tension, and arguments. At More Space Place, we can help you create a custom craft and hobby room that can be shared, stress-free. Keep reading to learn more!

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Custom Storage Areas

We understand that each hobby has unique storage needs. A book collection requires shelves of a specific size, while jewelry-making or crafting can benefit from narrow pull-out drawers with distinct sections. Some hobbies need cabinets and drawers, while others require shelves or cubbies. We can create the right amount of storage for every member of your family, all in the same shared hobby room.

Custom Storage Accessories

Not only will we customize the amount of storage and type of shelving you need, but we can also install numerous storage accessories to make staying organized even easier! Customized storage will help you keep everything in the right place. Consider jewelry drawers, basket inserts, or space left on walls to hang tools. For easy storage of dirty aprons or clothing, we can also install a built-in laundry basket in your craft room. Not only does this provide a convenient place to leave laundry, but it also prevents grime from being spread to other areas of your home. 

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Separate storage areas for each person will ensure that your hobby space stays neat and your items aren’t misplaced or moved. Another important aspect of a shared hobby room is ensuring that each person has enough space to work. If your entire family is forced to use the same table or desk, you can run out of space easily. Our custom storage systems provide an easy solution, with built-in desks, tables, or space left for chairs, standing room, and equipment.

Get Started Today!

Why wait to start creating the perfect shared hobby space for your home? Get started today by scheduling a free in-home consultation with the More Space Place team! We also have three convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. Drop by to see our variety of storage solutions, meet our team, and learn how we can help you make room for life!

28May

Health Benefits of an Organized Lifestyle

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An organized home tends to look better than a messy one – but what about the unseen benefits? An organized lifestyle can go beyond aesthetic enjoyment. At More Space Place, we understand the numerous health benefits of organized living! Keep reading to learn more.

Reduced Stress

There have been numerous studies done on the negative health impact of stress: heart disease, digestive problems, obesity, a weaker immune system, and more. It’s also pretty clear that a disorganized home causes stress and strife. Lost items, arguments with family members, and dissatisfaction in your home’s appearance: a disorganized home is a recipe for high stress levels.

Productivity

Staying organized can help you stay productive. Work becomes easier when you don’t have to scramble to find the right pen or charger. A well-organized home also prevents procrastination – how many of us have used “reorganizing” as a way to avoid doing actual work?

Healthy Eating

An organized pantry can make healthy eating easier. If your pantry is cluttered with junk food, if healthy choices stay hidden, it’s hard to make good choices – especially when you’re tired and hungry. On the other hand, if your pantry is well-organized, with easy-to-find healthy choices and good ingredients, it’s easier to make healthy choices.

Better Sleep

Even subconsciously, a messy home can affect us. A disorganized room gets in the way of our peace of mind, and the stress of a mess might keep you up at night. Keeping your home organized will help you feel more peaceful, and the energy of your home will be more conducive for relaxation. Having an organized bedroom and bathroom will also keep your bedtime routine streamlined.

Get In Touch Today

Let the experts at More Space Place help you on your journey to a more organized life. Our team will help you find the best custom organization solution for your home, from your garage to your bedroom. Get in touch with us today or visit one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte!

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22May

How to Maintain Post-Spring Clean Organization

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decluttering space saving solutions sarasota floridaThe post-Spring clean is so satisfying. Everything in your home is neatly organized, your floors and surfaces are sparkling clean, and your home just looks beautiful. In a few months, however, the Spring clean glow is likely to have faded. Slowly, our home returns to chaos, cluttered drawers, and dusty corners.

At More Space Place, we’re here to help you find a custom organization system that works year-round. For every area of your home, we can help you find an organization system that makes every day look like a post-Spring clean.

Closet Organization

A poorly designed closet can make staying organized difficult. Every person has unique storage needs when it comes to hanging space, drawers, and accessory storage. At More Space Place, we’ll work with you to design a custom closet perfect for your lifestyle. Personalize your closet with adjustable drawers, plenty of shelf space, and versatile closet accessories. We have custom closet add-ons such as jewelry drawers, shoe racks, built-in laundry baskets, and more! 

Pantry Organization

An organized pantry is more than just a pleasing sight. It can also streamline meal prep and encourage healthy habits. As you’re organizing your pantry, take stock of your storage needs. Do spices often end up shoved behind boxes of cereal? Are you finding forgotten cans of beans and stale snacks? With a custom pantry, we help you eliminate food waste and keep your pantry organized. Pullout baskets ensure that nothing ends up lost in the back of your pantry. Spice racks will make meals easy, fun, and delicious. Snack bins, custom shelving, and more will help you create the perfect pantry.

Laundry Room Organization

Doing laundry can be frustrating as-is, let alone doing laundry without the right storage or counter space. Make things easier on yourself! We can install custom shelving in your laundry room that will provide ample storage and counter space. Built-in hanging racks will give you the perfect place to hang clean clothes or hang wet clothes to dry. Contact our team today and we’ll help you create a stress-free custom laundry room.

Storage Solutions by More Space Place Sarasota

At More Space Place, we customize storage solutions to fit your exact needs. Whether you need a new pantry system, more closet space, or just want to upgrade your home, we can build it for you. Contact More Space Place today for a free in-home design consultation!

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22Feb

Tackling Clutter The Easy Way

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Clutter can pile up, causing stress and making your life harder. Decluttering your entire home is a daunting endeavor, something that can end up being put off for weeks or even months. Make decluttering easier with these tips and tricks below! Our team is more than happy to help you craft the perfect space-saving organization solution. 
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Split Big Tasks Into Smaller Tasks

Make decluttering more manageable by splitting it into smaller tasks. Do each room at a time, and take stock of what exactly needs decluttering. In the bedroom, for example, you might need to declutter your closet, nightstands, and under-bed storage. In the kitchen, maybe you’ll need to organize your pantry, fridge, and dish drawer.

Get Rid Of What You Don’t Need

Make life easier by getting rid of items that you don’t need, use, or enjoy having. Over time, belongings can pile up. Not only does this require more frequent organization, but it also stops you from having easy access to the items that you actually do use.

Create Categories

One easy way to keep your belongings more organized is to assign them categories. Categorizing your items is a stepping stone to knowing exactly where to store them. For example, by categorizing your clothes by season, you can store and organize them depending on the time of year. Consider organizing the contents of your pantry into healthy food, meal prep ingredients, and snacks. Organizing via category can be fun, and you can create your own categories for every room.

Give Everything Its Own Place

The easiest way to tackle clutter is to avoid it in the first place. Do this by giving every item a place of its own! Our team of experts can help you design a custom closet that incorporates storage for every item. Avoid tangled necklaces with a custom jewelry drawer. Assign separate drawers to scarves, shirts, ties, and more. Create closet dividers to keep clothes in certain categories. Install custom shoe storage. We can even install a laundry hamper in your closet, hidden neatly within a drawer!

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Contact MSP Sarasota For a Custom Storage Solution!

Create the perfect custom storage solution with our team of experts! From media rooms, home offices, closets, and more, our storage system designs are completely customized for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a free, in-home design consultation!

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16Jan

The Perfect Study Space for Kids

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Sometimes, after a long day at school, it can be difficult to convince your kids to do their homework. Getting your kids to sit down and focus can feel next to impossible. But just as adults rely on an organized office space for productive work, so do the busy minds of children! With a custom study space, you can help your student feel organized, focused, and inspired when it’s time to open those books. Our design experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here to share our top tips and tricks for customizing the perfect study space below.  

Clutter-Free Storage

study space SarasotaYour young scholar might love collecting colorful school supplies, but all of those rogue pencils and papers might simply drive you crazy. Plus, your kids are likely to involve you in the search when they can’t find something! Creating dedicated school supply storage is the perfect solution. With elements like open shelving, pull out drawers, and filing cabinets, everything will have a place. Not only will this save both of you the hassle of digging through cluttered craft drawers, but it will give your kid an extra dose of inspiration. All of their materials are right in front of them and at their fingertips for their next creative masterpiece.

Distraction-Free Zone

It’s pretty obvious that studying in front of the tv with cartoons on isn’t the most productive way to study. The lack of distraction in a dedicated study space makes it all the more valuable. You can craft a big open desk, hide any distracting chords, and even make space for a computer when needed. Your child will know it is time to focus on studies when they sit down here. With less distractions, they will learn more efficiently and probably finish their work quicker, making more time for the other fun things they have on their mind!

Inspiration Driven Space

For every student, young and old, there comes a time when they simply do not want to do their homework. We understand. That’s why it’s important to consider the unique personality and learning habits of your child. Do they learn better with bright lights? Dimmer lights? Do they like to surround themselves with bright colors or relaxing ones? Our custom home offices can be crafted exactly to your student’s personality so that the space truly feels like their own. For this reason, we love the idea of including your student in on the design process of their custom study space!

Multipurpose Study Space

murphy bed study space SarasotaWhile you might love the idea of giving your young student their personal study space at home, it can be hard to find the room to do so. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution! Transform your child’s room into a spacious place to study with a custom Murphy bed. With a custom-made wall bed, your child can have a built-in desk, plenty of storage, and a folding bed. Our Murphy beds are easy to use, ensuring that your child can set their bed up by themselves. They’re also ultra-comfortable, with a built-in high-quality mattress.

Are you ready to craft an organized, focused, and inspirational study space for the kids in your home? Our design experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here to help! Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation!

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26Dec

Tips for Crafting A Healthy Pantry

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Do you want to start eating healthier in the new year? What better place to start in your Sarasota home than the place where all of your food lives – the pantry! Our experts at More Space Place Sarasota have compiled some of our favorite tips and tricks for organizing a healthy pantry below.

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Stock up and Start Cooking

All good organization usually starts with a big cleanout. Take this opportunity to stock up on staples like healthy flours, grains, nuts, and spices. Then start using them! Cooking your own meals is one of the easiest ways to incorporate healthier foods into your life.

It doesn’t need to be bland or boring, either. We love adding spice racks to pantries, so you always have flavors from all over the world at hand. Different sized shelves and wire bins are also perfect to store your healthy pantry staples. When you have an organized, functional pantry you have the tools at your fingertips for fun, successful healthy cooking.

Label Everything

In a custom pantry, everything has a place. Built-in baskets are perfect for fresh fruits and eliminate the need for annoying plastic bags. Keep all of your ingredients in labeled, air-tight glass jars on open shelves for you to easily access. If you know exactly where healthy ingredients are you won’t have to spend time looking for them. Eating healthy will be more inspiring and less of an inconvenience!

Location, Location, Location

The most dangerous time for a healthy diet is when the cravings hit, and you open the pantry ready to devour any and all sweet treats – we’ve all been there. Trick yourself by keeping all of the less-healthy snacks at the very top of your pantry, perhaps tucked away in bins.

Then always keep the healthy snacks, like fruits or nuts, in the middle of your pantry at eye level. They will be so easy to reach for you won’t even think twice about the ones up top. Try to remember the saying “out of sight, out of mind” when it comes to those guilty pleasure snacks. We also like the saying “in sight, in mind” for your healthy pantry alternative!

Starting with the basics is a perfect first step in leading a healthier lifestyle. At More Space Place Sarasota, we can help you craft a custom healthy pantry solution. Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation!

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12Dec

New Year Organization with a Custom Closet

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Getting organized is a classic resolution for the New Year, which is right around the corner! Closets, in particular, are spaces we tend to cram full of belongings throughout the seasons. After all, they are the perfect place to hide away unsightly clutter. At More Space Place Sarasota, we think your closet is an especially easy starting point for your more organized year! If you find your closet filled to the brim and seemingly impossible to sift through, a custom closet might help you stay sorted beyond your January 1st decluttering spree. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the ways a custom closet can help you stay organized.

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Simply not having the space to organize your belongings can be a frustrating experience. When you don’t have the means to be organized, it’s entirely understandable why clutter may get a little out of hand. A custom closet transforms an ordinary four-walled closet into an expansive, efficient, storage solution. Now with the right tools, organizing will be a breeze!

Custom Closet Accessories

Instead of searching through a pile of shoes for your favorite pair, all of your shoes could be openly displayed on a shoe rack. Rather than rushing in the morning to assemble a put-together outfit, you can quickly glance through a closet customized for your lifestyle and wardrobe.

We love the idea of laying outfits ahead of time on a bench or hanging pieces together on a metal rod. Also, never fiddle with a tangled necklace again when you store them in jewelry drawers. With these timesavers, you can spend more time on your other resolutions, like going for a run or reading a new book!

Additional Storage

With extra hanging rods, more shelves, and more drawers, you simply have more storage to put things away. A great organization tip is to store away your seasonal clothing. The holidays won’t be around for another year, so your holiday sweaters don’t need to take up extra space! Instead, make room for the new items you are bound to gather over the next year.

Surprisingly, your floor is another space guaranteed to benefit from a custom closet! We all have that family member who tends to toss dirty clothes on the ground. With a custom closet that has a built-in space for laundry bins, keeping dirty clothes off the ground is even easier.

New Year, New Closet

A custom closet is the perfect way to make your space work for you and your lifestyle in the New Year. Contact our experts at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte today for a free in-home estimate!

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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!

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