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holiday organizingThe holiday seasons are here – is your home guest-ready? Save yourself from feeling stressed and flustered with tips from the More Space Place experts! From quick strategies to long-term improvements, we’ll help you get your home ready for the holidays.

Refresh Your Entryway

There’s no overstating the importance of a first impression. Even if the rest of your home is spotless, a messy front porch or entryway will set guests off on the wrong foot. A well-crafted entryway storage system can go a long way in keeping your front room neat and well-designed. The addition of a shoe rack, seating area, or coat rack can put the finishing touches on an entryway that’s perfect for hosting. Contact the experts at More Space Place Sarasota for more entryway storage ideas and solutions!

Make Space With A Murphy Bed

For anyone who finds themselves frequently hosting overnight guests, a Murphy bed is a sound investment. Any room can be transformed and given dual purpose with a stylish Murphy bed from the experts at More Space Place. A home office or hobby room can be set up as a cozy, luxurious guest bedroom – or vice-versa. Unlike air mattresses or fold-out couches, our Murphy beds are exceptionally comfortable, as well as quicker and easier to set up.

Organized & Efficient Kitchen

From fancy dinner gatherings to early-risers, a guest-friendly kitchen is important. Consider utilizing open shelving for cups, plates, and mugs, so your guests won’t need to hunt through your cabinets to find them. You can also rearrange your fridge and pantry to make snacks and drinks easier to find (and to place special food and drinks where guests won’t find them). A snack or breakfast basket full of fruit, granola bars, breads, and spreads will also make overnight guests feel extra welcome. 

Hotel-Worthy Bathroom

Make your home feel like a luxurious hotel with a few simple additions to your bathroom! Scented soap, air freshener, and hand lotion will make your home feel welcoming and clean. We also recommend one-use towels. Have a steady supply of paper towels, or provide a neat pile of one-use towels and a basket to throw them in.

Upgrade Your Kitchen With a Custom Storage Solution

With help from the experts at More Space Place, you can create a home that will wow guests and make them feel welcome. For a custom storage solution, get in touch with our team today! You can contact us online to get started, give us a call, or visit us at one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!

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white bookshelf built-in storage system sarasota

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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organization tips for Sarasota homeowners

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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