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Childproofing Your Home And Garden

When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.

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How to Create More Space in the Bedroom Without Having to Give up Your Stuff

Ana Gonzales

If you are like most people, you've collected a few things over the years, and you now have to open up your closet door with caution. Clothes, bags, scarves, shoes and other 'necessities' can easily become an overwhelming part of your home that you just dread dealing with. And so, month after month, your 'stuff' pile gets bigger, becomes more disorganized, and can even start creeping into your bedroom, becoming harder to hide.

Luckily, there is a simple solution. Built in wardrobes, shelves and other space saving items can help keep all of your things neat and organized and you won't have to give up a thing. Even if your bedroom is small, there are simple ways you can install a built in wardrobe and learn to love your closet again.

In the Closet

The first step is removing all of your things from the closet. Install built in wardrobes (either one that you build or one you buy at a store), and make sure that the wardrobe includes space for your hanging items, your shoes, luggage, etc. If you have a walk-in closet, you could even make a small sitting area. Don't forget the drawers to keep small items in.

Around the Bed

If you have a small closet that simply can't handle all of your stuff, consider building drawers and shelving around your bed. These usually require that the bed be raised a bit, so you can put drawers underneath, but they can transform the look of your entire bedroom. If the room is small, go for lighter pieces, as dark colours can make a room seem smaller. Instead of a standard headboard, buy one that doubles as a book shelf.

Sitting/Storage Area

If you have the room, create your own little sitting area, complete with a built in wardrobe, shelves and drawers. You can keep a comfy chair with some space for books, papers or whatever you need to have by your side. The great thing about drawers and cupboards is that you can keep whatever you want without having to worry about things being messy.

Built in wardrobes can be a real space saver and can help keep you organized and neat. There are no limitations as to what design and style to choose. Just make sure you measure out your space so you know how big you can go! Try different styles by planning on paper first.


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