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Storage Hacks and Cleaning Tips

21st Sep, 2023

Many Scotia homes have significant storage spaces throughout each property. From built-in wardrobes, walk-in wardrobes, storage cupboards and more, our architects and designers have carefully considered each house type layout to ensure maximum space and storage. However, you can never have too much storage and here are just a couple tips and tricks to ensure you are utilising your space efficiently...

1. Utilise vertical space. Install wall shelves or hanging organisers to maximise storage in small spaces.

2. Under-bed storage. Use under-bed storage containers to store items like extra bedding, out-of-season clothing or shoes.

3. Door organisers. Hang over-the-door show racks or organisers to store small items like accessories, cleaning supplies or pantry items

4. Use storage ottomans. Opt for ottomans with hidden storage compartments to store blankets, pillows, or other items while providing extra seating.

5. Drawer dividers. Use drawer dividers to keep drawers organised and separate items like socks, underwear or office supplies.

6. Labeling. Label storage containers, boxes, or shelves to easily identify and find items, making organisation a breeze.

Having the space and storage is all good and well until it comes to cleaning it all. Take a quick look over our suggestions in keeping your new home clean and tidy!

1. Start with a deep clean. Before moving in your belongings, give your new house a thorough cleaning, including dusting, vacuuming, mopping and wiping down surfaces. Before you move in, Scotia provide a final Sparkle clean to your new home.

2. Clean room by room. Instead of trying to clean the entire house at once, focus on one room at a time. This helps you stay organised and ensures that each space receives proper attention.

3. Don't forget the hidden areas! Pay attention to often overlooked areas like baseboards, light fixtures and behind appliances. These areas can accumulate dust and dirt over time.

4. Use the right cleaning supplies. Make sure you have the necessary cleaning supplies for different surfaces, such as glass cleaner for windows, wood cleaner for furniture and disinfectant for bathrooms and kitchen surfaces.

5. Establish a cleaning routine. Set a regular cleaning schedule to maintain a clean and organised home. This can include daily tasks like wiping down countertops and surfaces, weekly tasks like vacuuming and mopping, and monthly tasks like deep cleaning appliances.

6. Declutter as you clean. Take the opportunity to declutter and organise your belongings as you clean. Donate or discard items you no longer need to create a more organised living space.

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