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29Apr

Home Organization Projects to Tackle This Spring

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Spring is a time to start fresh and organize your home. If you’re in a spring-cleaning kind of mood, these home organization projects are perfect for you! Tackling one area of your home at a time makes these home improvement projects more manageable.

Get Your Home Office in Order

Many people have been working from home more often these days – and that makes having an organized, efficient home office even more important. We recommend starting big-picture: the overall layout of your home office. It can be a refreshing change to rearrange the layout of your desk, computer, and chair. This can make your office feel like a breath of fresh air. Next, get into your various drawers, cabinets, and files. Throw out unnecessary clutter and finally tackle and organize miscellaneous papers and files. If you worry about potentially throwing away something you’ll later need, it’s always smart to back up copies on your computer.

Refresh Your Home Decor

Spring cleaning doesn’t always have to be about throwing things away. Reorganizing can also be about redecorating! Give your home a fresh feel by refreshing your home decor. The addition of pictures, plants, and more can help your home feel friendlier. 

Clear Out Kitchen Clutter

Your kitchen is an essential part of regular seasonal cleaning. The longer this part of the home is neglected, the more moldy surprises you might find. Get ahead of things and take the time to organize your kitchen and clear out any expired food or long-gone leftovers from your pantry and fridge. If dealing with your kitchen feels unbearable, a custom-built storage system could help you take back control. Contact us today to learn more about our custom-built kitchen storage solutions!

Improve Your Bedroom

When getting your home in order, the bedroom often becomes a neglected spot. We sometimes focus too much on common areas of the home rather than private places. Take time to beautify your bedroom with new decor and put everything in its place. Rearranging bedroom furniture to enhance Feng Shui can also be a great way to improve your mood and mindset. 

Get Organized With More Space Place

The team at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte is here to help you refresh your home for spring. With custom closets, home office furniture, pantries, and more, we can help you Make Room for Life. Call us today to get started with a free design consultation.

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31Dec

Our Favorite Organization Ideas of 2019

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custom storage solutions for 2020

We’re almost at the end of 2019! To wrap up this year, we’ve compiled our favorite organization tips and tricks below. These ideas will help you get – and stay – organized in 2020. Follow these organization hacks to make the next year your most organized one yet!

Maximize Space With a Murphy Bed

For small homes, cramped rooms, or multi-purpose areas, there’s no better way to maximize your space than with a Murphy Bed. Murphy beds open up tons of floor space, and our models also provide additional storage! Our beds are also more comfortable than a lumpy fold-out sofa or difficult air mattress, making them the perfect addition to guest bedrooms.

Find The Right Type of Storage

The first step in staying organized is having the right type of storage available. Which type of storage meets your needs? Is it open shelving, cabinets, filing drawers, or a specialized storage system, like shoe racks or jewelry drawers? The experts at More Space Place can help you find out. We’ll work with you to design the perfect storage system to suit your lifestyle – whether you need storage for your entryway, bedroom closet, kitchen, mudroom, or more.

Create Good Feng Shui

Feng Shui is all about harmony and flow: creating spaces that optimize good vibes and tranquility. When organizing your home, it’s important to take feng shui into consideration. In the end, a well-organized home should feel harmonious and intuitive. This means paying attention to furniture placement, lighting, practicality, and the flow of movement through a room. Get started by reading our handy guide to good bedroom feng shui.

Built-Ins Are Better

For optimal organization prowess, invest in built-in furniture. A built-in media center, closet, pantry, or storage system will serve your needs better than a store-bought option ever could. A built-in furniture piece is perfectly suited for your home, space, and exact needs – solving all your storage concerns while also adding style to your home.

Contact More Space Place to Get Started!

To maximize your space in 2020, contact the experts at More Space Place! We’ll help you explore our wide variety of storage solutions and make the coming year your most organized one yet. Contact us online, or visit us at one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!

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19Dec

How Organizing Your Home Can Help Your New Year’s Resolution

decluttering storage solutionsStaying organized is a common New Year’s resolution. Even if your goal is something else, organizing your home can help you keep it! Below, our team of organization experts has shared how organizing your home can help you stay true to your 2020 resolution.

Eating Healthier

There are a variety of ways that an organized home can benefit your goal to have healthier habits in 2020. Let’s start with the kitchen! Re-organizing your kitchen with healthy food in mind will help you stick to a new diet. Place junk food in hard-to-reach places, and give healthy food – like fruit, granola bars, and whole-grain snacks – center-stage in your pantry. Having an organized kitchen can also inspire you to cook more. Consider a spice rack, which will make home-cooked meals more fun and delicious. Putting pots, pans, and cooking utensils in easy-to-find places will also help meal prep feel less stressful. 

Being More Active

If your goal is to be more active, then having a neat and organized home can help with that, too! First, of course, cleaning requires more movement than simply sitting still. A neat home can also benefit your mood and energy levels, helping you feel less down in the dumps.

Being More Productive

As mentioned above, an organized home will improve mental clarity. This is especially true for the areas of your home that you typically work from – whether that’s your home office, den, living room, or even bedroom. When everything is cluttered and messy, your mind feels the same way. In a clean environment, with everything you need to be productive right on hand, it’s much easier to get in the groove of work.

Learn A New Skill

How can keeping a clean home help you learn a new skill? The process of cleaning will help you clear space in your home – space that you can dedicate to other activities. Clearing and sorting your belongings will also help you re-learn what’s important in your life. You might even discover some forgotten craft materials, notebooks, or instruments that you had purchased for the same resolution at the beginning of last year. 

Improve Your Home With More Space Place!

Our organization & space-saving experts can help you improve your home with custom-built furniture for every room. From bedroom to garage, we’ll help you design the perfect storage solution and Make Room for Life. Get in touch with our team today to learn more, or visit us at our showrooms! We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, FL.

31Oct

Organization Tricks To Improve Your Home Aesthetic

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white bookshelf built-in storage system sarasota

An organized home looks better than a messy home – that’s pretty clear. However, did you know that the right organization and storage hacks can make your home look even better? Take it from More Space Place, your storage and closet experts. Keep reading to discover some of our organization tips & tricks for creating a stylish home. 

Use Smart Open Shelving

Open shelving is more than just a convenient storage option – it can be used to strategically add flair to your home! In the kitchen, open shelving can be used to artfully display and provide easy access to spices and dry ingredients. In the living room, use open shelving for books, pictures, and even folded blankets. Open shelving can be used to showcase your personality. 

Don’t Over-Stuff Storage

An overflowing shelf, coat hook, or shoe rack can interrupt the visual joy of an otherwise organized home. When organizing, we know the temptation to just shove everything wherever it fits. Resist! It’s worth the time to correctly organize and store your belongings. Not only does it improve the appearance of your home, but it will also save you from lost items. 

Custom Built-In Furniture

Your sense of style is unique – why would your furniture be any different? Instead of browsing endlessly for the perfect pre-made storage, opt for a custom-made built-in designed to your exact specifications. A built-in media center, closet, or home office from More Space Place will be customized to your exact style preferences and needs. It will integrate seamlessly into your home, because it’s made just for you. 

Start With An Organized Entryway

If there’s any place you should focus your attention on first when organizing, it’s your entryway. Not only is this area of your home crucial for making a good first impression, but an organized entryway will benefit the rest of your home. There are a variety of different ways that you can keep your entryway organized. A custom-built entryway storage system will easily answer all your needs. A small table, coat hooks, wall-mounted shelving, and a small table could also help you keep shoes, jackets, keys, and bags all in the right place – not scattered throughout your home. 

Let Us Help You Get Organized

With help from the experts at More Space Place, your home will be transformed. Call us today or contact us online to get started on a custom storage solution! You can also view some of our local projects online, or visit us at one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte.

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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. 

custom craft room Space for Everyone

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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organized living tips sarasota"

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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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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