If the old saw that you can never be too rich or too thin were re-written for a home, it would say you can never have too much storage. Time and time again, too few houses have enough storage or thoughtful use of space. But, with some innovative thinking and novel use of furniture, you can create more storage and better organization in your home.
Too often space is given over to rarely needed uses. Guest rooms often fit into this category. If guests are a rarity, opt for a pull-out sofa instead of giving over a whole room. Formal dining rooms are also rooms that are rarely used. They can easily be converted into a home office or can be used as a homeoffice and a dining room if office equipment is stored discreetly in an office armoire, for example.
Rolling storage carts can be put into closets for jewelry or lingerie and can be added to coat closets to store hats, gloves and scarves. Another option is to add wire drawers to create more drawer storage in the closet, add shelf dividers to make your shelf more useable and, if space is available, add a second shelf for more storage. If your ceilings are tall, it may even be possible to add a clothes rod up high for seasonal clothing. Storage bins and boxes are still more ways to add more storage to your closet. Homes often need more storage, but by being resourceful and using the storage space you have more creatively, you can drastically improve the amount of storage in your home.