March is a great time to slow down, spend time with family and friends at home, and reevaluate your space for the rest of the year. However, spending time at home can come with challenges, particularly when you are sharing space with other family members. Here are a few creative ways to make the most of shared space.
Define Individual Spaces
Shared common areas can become inconvenient and confusing when individual spaces are not defined. If you are using one room for many purposes, or if multiple people are storing items in one room, it is important to have defined spaces for each.
You can accomplish this by giving each family member a dedicated space for their activity or items. You can also set boundaries for activities so that one family member’s hobby does not interfere with another’s enjoyment of the space.
Get Rid of Clutter
Another great way to make the most of shared space is to get rid of clutter. Clutter can make shared spaces overwhelming, frustrating, and even unusable. Don’t let your shared space turn into a storage closet; take the last weeks of the winter to clear out your old items.
You can donate unused items to an organization in need or arrange for a pickup service to recycle or dispose of them.
Getting rid of clutter in shared spaces is only half the battle. Staying organized is key to making the most of your space for relaxation, hobbies, and other activities. Standing storage solutions or closet organization systems are two ways to ensure that all of your belongings have a dedicated space.
If you are ready to improve your shared space this winter, get started with KitchenWise/ClosetWise. We offer custom closet, garage, and kitchen organization systems that can meet the needs of any family. To get started with KitchenWise/ClosetWise, give us a call at 855-210-5889 for your free design consultation.