Whether you have recently inherited acreage or you have purchased it recently, you may be needing extra storage space. If you do, here are some ideas for you to consider.
Take Inventory - You'll be doing yourself a big favor if you get rid of stuff that you will never use. Saying that and doing it are two very different things, though, as it can be a big task.
- Get family members to help you out, but set some rules first. Remind them of the old adage, There's a place for everything and everything should be in its place. If they're not going to use something, it should be disposed of.
- Set up categories. The first one is of things that will be kept and stored properly. The second category goes to the trash bin. The third category goes to charity. The fourth category is saved for a yard sale.
- Put a person in charge of each category and make sure that its intended purpose is carried out.
Create Indoor Space - Go through your rooms and determine where you can add storage space. Consider adding cabinets in a utility room or garage. Wherever possible, add shelves for personal belongings, like books and collectibles, in bedrooms. Consider ceiling racks for your kitchen that can hold pots and pans and their lids. Under the bed boxes are a great place to store memorabilia like kid's school work. Organize attic and basement space into seasons and holiday decor storage space.
Create Outdoor Space - Buy metal buildings. They're great for cars you're restoring, tractors, bicycles, sports equipment, even for food storage. In fact, you name it and it can be stored! Consider buying more than one metal building.
- For example, if you have an artist or a person who works on crafts a lot, that person would benefit from having a separate storage place. If the building is large enough, an area can be designated for actual work to be done.
- Consider a small metal building that will hold lawn equipment, gardening tools, extra pots, extra hoses and receptacles for plant food.
- Are you a family that enjoys camping? Think about a metal storage building that will hold tents, canoes, fishing gear, sleeping bags, and all of the other things that are associated with a great camping trip.
- The great thing about your metal buildings is that they will be erected onto concrete slabs, which means they'll be durable and very stable. In addition, choose those with continuous roofs that prevent leaks and that will withstand high winds.
Congratulations on creating the space you need on your acreage.