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Basement Storage Benefits

If you have a house with a basement, you can use it in many ways. Extra space in your house creates a lot of possibilities. You can realize ideas for which you don’t have space or conditions in the rest of your home. It might be hard to believe when you look at your cluttered space, but everything is possible with smart storage solutions.

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Divide your basement into sections.

One of the main things that people use their basement for is self-storage. You can use this extra level to stash some items that you don’t use regularly and reach for them whenever you need them. That allows you to downsize the number of items in your main home.

You can also create a space in which you can realize your DIY and remodeling passions. You can organize your space better using shelves or even using the stairs that lead to your basement.

Basement Storage Solutions

Basement storage cabinets have a lot of space that you can use to locate all your items. They are often tall and divided into smaller shelves inside. This way, you can keep more frequently used items at the reach of a hand, and those that are not needed can be stored on the higher shelves.

As those cabinets usually have doors, you can protect your things from getting dusty or dirty.

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Wood shelving in Basement.

If you have a small basement or many things to store, storage under the basement stairs can be a perfect solution for you. You can add some shelves or storage units to keep the area under the stairs neat and nice. It’s a great place to store your tools, winter clothes, or even books. This solution gives you maximum use of the space.

Basement wardrobe racks

Basement storage racks, also known as basement storage units, are the simplest and the cheapest type of furniture you can get for your basement. They are perfect for storing pickled food, jars, and others. As they are open, your items can be more exposed to dust or dirt.

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Wardrobe storage in Basement

If you would like to use this space for storing clothes, books, or other things, you can consider investing in plastic boxes that can give additional protection for your things.

If you have a big family and live in a place with four seasons, you probably know how hard it is to organize your clothes in the main house. If your basement is not damp, you should consider installing basement storage closets. This way, you can put aside all clothes that you don’t need and let them be stored in a safe place until the next season.

It’s a great solution for people who have a few kids and would like to keep clothes (and toys) for the younger ones but don’t have a space to stash them in the main house.

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Wine cellar storage in Denver

In case you have a small basement, you would probably like to use as much space as possible. You always have to think vertically. A good solution for tiny places is hanging basement storage shelves. You can place them on various things without using the precious floor space.

Basement Shelving

On the market, you can find many great options that you can use in your basement. The best option is to pick a durable item that is going to last long. Even if you plan to reorganize your basement space on a budget, you can easily find something for yourself.

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Various basement shelves

If you like handicrafts and have a particular idea of organizing your space, you might also consider DIY. In basements that store a lot of items, it’s good to divide them into sections. This way, you can find everything much more easily.

You can divide your shelves by seasons, or types, such as toys, clothes, Christmas, and so on. Thanks to this, you can keep your basement a bit tidier and find items quickly.

Basement Organizing

Organizing your basement area can seem challenging, especially if it’s cluttered, but once you’re done with it, you can appreciate this additional space in your house.

Start with getting rid of all the things that you don’t need. Trash everything that is in a bad state. You can donate other things to people in need or even try to sell them at a garage sale to get some extra cash to invest in your new basement.

metal storage shelves for basement
Metal Shelves for Basement

Always remember that your basement is in close contact with the soil. That means it can be damp, so you should avoid items that can get moldy. Never put anything that is not fully dry in your basement reconstruction.

If you have extra money, or when your basement has mold, you should invest in cleaning. Scrub the wall with detergents, for example, bleach. When it’s dry, cover it with mold-proof paint.

To avoid opening each box and drawer, you can mark them with big labels to inform you what’s inside.

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