Christmas is barely a few weeks away and here in Edinburgh we really know how to get into the festive spirit. The city comes alive with Christmas Markets, ice skating in Princess Street Gardens and of course, the festive season goes out with a bang at our legendary Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party.
But with the prospect of the season of goodwill (and giving!) looming upon us, most of us are feeling the pressure to clear a little space under our feet.
Prepare your home for the festive influx and make entertaining a breeze with our 5 nifty ideas to help you create extra space in your home for Christmas.
1. Not Just For Monsters: There’s Space Under The Bed!
Even when you think you’re full to the gunnels, there is always unused space hiding right under your nose. A prime example being under the bed! Invest in some roller storage drawers (with wheels on the base) to slot under your bed. These are particularly handy in children’s bedrooms where they usually need a little extra space once St Nick has done his rounds.
2. Have A Crimbo Clear Out
It might seem obvious but spring isn’t the only time for cleaning. Make a day of it and get the family together under the guise of preparing for the big day. It’s amazing how easy it is to get kids on board when the carrot of mysterious Christmas prezzies is dangling just out of reach.
Help your little ones learn the real spirit of Christmas by encouraging them to decide which old toys they can go without and donate them to their favourite charity. For those special items you’d rather hold onto, consider taking a personal storage unit to free up space but keep items with sentimental value safe for the future.
3. Honey, I Shrunk Our Storage
These really are a life changer for those looking to maximise existing storage space. Vacuum bags are easy to use and can shrink your required storage space dramatically. We’ve even used them for storing away seasonal clothes, extra bed linen and even spare duvets, then they are all ready to unpack when your guests arrive for Christmas.
4. Get Hooked On (Sh)Elves
Another simple but effective space saver. Shelving can create extra space in the kitchen (you can add hooks underneath shelving units to hang utensils or mugs) and even in your cupboards. Use in-cupboard shelving to double your shelf space instantly.
Adding hooks to the back of a door transforms dead space into a convenient place to hang jackets, towels, bags and keys which will go a long way to keeping your home tidy when you’re hosting your nearest and dearest.
5. Have A Christmas Crack-Down
What have you been ‘getting round to’ all year? Jobs like wall mounting your television can free up floor space where there was once a television unit. You can also create the illusion of a more spacious home by freshening up dark colour schemes with a lick of paint or hanging that mirror you bought in the January sales…
Struggling to squeeze it all in, this Christmas? Why not take on a personal storage unit? Putting extra furniture or seasonal goods in storage for the festive season is a quick and easy way to make extra space over Christmas. Our secure personal storage units in Edinburgh are available on flexible leases and come with the option to increase or decrease your space as your requirements change.
Get in touch with our friendly team today to find the best deals on personal storage in Edinburgh.