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Life Hacks for Your Muskoka Home, Cottage or Condo!

We may enjoy the relaxing and quiet life of cottage country, but there are still times when days are hectic, even in Muskoka. One way to help keep daily life in the comfort zone at home is to take advantage of ideas and tips designed to make life easier. There’s a lot of life home hacks out there. Below we’ve listed a selection of creative ideas, some of which may surprise you. All of them are also quite practical in application and with benefits to spare, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of these home projects yourself.

Where ever you have cabinets, cupboards and drawers, make the space work better for you by installing pull-out shelves. These are simple in design while maximizing your useable storage space. When you can readily reach the back of a shelf it’s easier to stay organized allowing for more to be kept in each one. Increase the number drawers you have by including tilt-out drawers in cabinets where there’s limited yet usable room.

 Let the Laundry slide. If you have 2 or 3 storeys with the laundry room in the basement and bedrooms upstairs, installing a laundry chute is an excellent way to keep dirty laundry out of the way and ready to clean. Families with kids and grandkids will readily turn laundry into something fun with sliding clothes and linens down the chute. Laundry as a chore will be more efficient and fun to get done.

Many home woes come from a lack of storage. Another creative solution for storage can be found where you can sit, literally. Building a window seat bench with a hinged lid to give access to the space within will greatly expand your storage capabilities. Keep linens, board games, or toys for pets and kids in these dual-purpose spaces. No space to build a window seat? Ottomans can serve the same purpose and bring mobility into the picture as well.

Chances are you have an area for winter coats, hats and boots. Set up this area with a shoe bin and hooks for coats and you have the start of a family hub station. Add to it a corkboard message board and a tiered hanging basket for mail and you have a family station that’s ready to be put to work.

Last but certainly not least, is a simple life hack ideal for pet lovers, especially cats. If you prefer to sleep with your bedroom door shut but also love to have Fluffy sleeping nearby, invariably you deal with ‘Kitty In & Out Syndrome”. It seems when the door is shut, the cat wants out, then in and out again. Make life easier for everyone by installing a cat door in your bedroom door. With the freedom to roam, gone will be the days of kitty scratching at the door while you’re trying to sleep.

Find more life hacks for around the home with this list from Supermoney.com. When it’s time to buy or sell your Muskoka home, cottage or condo, having a realty team who understand the process and the market will make your experience an easy and enjoyable one. The Rick Wearing and Sandra Parrott Team are here to put their care and expertise to work for you. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

 

Attribution- pullout drawer- https://www.flickr.com/photos/chalonuk/6207241130

Cat door- https://www.flickr.com/photos/colmmcsky/5317645503