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The holiday season is upon us, and for many children, that means that Santa Claus is on his way. Toys and Christmas tend to go hand-in-hand, so many households find themselves trying to make space for new toys before Christmas morning. Taking the time to declutter your child’s room before the holidays hit can help to free up space, keep their rooms tidy and allow you to donate usable items to another family that may be in need. Here are three tips from More Space Place Sarasota that can help you painlessly declutter your child’s room. 

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Get Rid of Toys That Are Broken or Missing Pieces

The very first place that you want to start as you work to declutter your child’s room before Christmas is to immediately discard any toys, books or games that are broken, missing pieces or are in good enough condition to be donated. It may take time to go through games, but ensuring every toy has all of the pieces is important. 

Donate Items That Are Not Age Appropriate

The next thing that you will want to do as you work to declutter your child’s room before Christmas is to donate items that are not age-appropriate. Your pre-teen may have loved Candy Land when they were in kindergarten, but it may not be anything they use anymore. Taking items that are not age-appropriate and donating them helps you to give to others in the community while also making space for the age-appropriate items your child will be getting this holiday season. 

Ask Your Children What They Do Not Use

The last tip for decluttering old toys, games and books from a child’s room is to simply ask the child what they no longer play with or use. Just like adults, a child’s interests and likes can change. They may have loved one toy last year, but they may no longer be interested in it this year. Simply ask a child if there is anything they want to donate to another child and see what items they offer up on their own. 

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At More Space Place Sarasota, we know how important space and organization are to the flow and feel of your home. A cluttered space can feel cramped and unkept. We offer tips to help you declutter, while also offering space-saving devices to help you deal with the clutter you do have. 

Stop by your local More Space Place showroom in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte, to examine our custom furniture for yourself. Our Staff is here to provide you with a FREE no-obligation design consultation, quotation and 3-D design drawing of your project.

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From cramped basements to steeply angled attic roofs, it can be difficult to make use of awkward spaces in your home. For these parts of your home, a custom solution might be needed! The More Space Place team is here to help. Keep reading to discover a few of our favorite tips and tricks for making use of awkward spaces in your home.

A Functional Under-Stairway Closet

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Stairways often come equipped with unusual or awkward spaces underneath. We can help you transform this empty space or unusable closet into a functional and stylish storage space! Under-stair storage, when done correctly, can become the perfect storage space for coats, luggage, sports equipment, or anything else you need to hide away and store securely. 

Angled Attic Shelving

Steeply angled attic rooms can make it difficult to utilize your attic for anything practical. Pre-made storage systems might not even fit within the angles of your attic. Consider custom-built shelving that’s designed to fit with an angled roof, allowing you to use your attic more effectively. 

Custom Utility Room Upgrades

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Utility and laundry rooms are known for being awkward spaces to navigate. With both huge appliances and storage being necessary, these rooms can quickly start to feel cluttered. We have a variety of solutions for you! Consider the following:

  • Overhead storage. When you’re limited on floorspace, go up! We can build and install overhead storage to above your washer and dryer or along the walls of your utility room. This is a great option for lesser-used storage items.
  • Custom washer and dryer inserts. These can be used to neatly conceal your appliances, giving your laundry room a neater look. Better yet, they also provide above-appliance deskspace for storing and folding clothes.
  • Fold-out laundry hamper or ironing boards. Compact, easy to store, and perfect for small spaces, these fold-out inserts will provide your laundry room with added functionality while also giving you a clutter-free space!

Built-Ins For An Open Floor Plan

An open-layout floor plan can be both a blessing and a curse. It can be difficult to define spaces in an open floor plan, and storage systems can often feel out of place when placed in the middle of a space. Built-in furniture could be the perfect solution! They provide custom storage and can be used to define spaces without cutting them off from each other.

Contact The Storage Experts at More Space Place Today!

For more storage tips and custom solutions, contact the team at More Space Place now! We can help with a variety of storage solutions for any part of your home. Contact us online, give us a call, or visit us at one of our convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte.

Photo credit: Iryna Alekseienko, More Space Place

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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.

Photo credit: KatarzynaBialasiewicz