Hobbies are worth making space for. Here are some tips to help you make space to embrace your hobbies.

Choose a Room

For most people, the place you’re going to be doing your hobbies is an obvious choice: an unused space, like a spare bedroom. But it’s important to think about your needs and your hobby’s needs when choosing a room.

For example, the spare bedroom makes a great space for any hobby, but if you have regular visitors, dedicating the entire spare bedroom might not work out. A garage also might not work if you need it for your car. If your hobby needs a lot of space, claiming a corner of a room would be too small. For example, you may be able to have a small library nook in your spare bedroom, but a full workshop might be a no-go. Take everything into consideration before diving headfirst into buying supplies for a space.

Get Inspired

Once you’ve decided on the space you’re working with, it can be a good idea to create a mood board for how you want everything to look. These days, finding inspiration is as simple as turning to social media. Platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok have endless helpful ideas on how others have transformed empty bedrooms, sheds, and various corners of their homes into personal sanctuaries. If you like certain décor pieces, note them down, but try and mostly get ideas on how you want your space to be set up and make you feel.

Decide the Room Layout

It can be exciting to have new ideas for your hobby space, but you’ll need to reign it in before you go buying any new desks or equipment. No matter how much space you’re working with (an entire room or a spare corner), you’ll want to take detailed measurements and map out the layout.

There’s nothing worse than buying a new desk for your paintings that won’t fit in the room or a piece of workout equipment that you can’t get through the doorway. Sketching the layout will also help you decide exactly how you want your space to look without spending your money on things you don’t need.

Create the Space

No matter where your hobbies are going to go – it’s likely you’ll need to create some space.

The first step to making your new space come to life is decluttering. Get rid of all the items you no longer need or use that are cluttering up your soon-to-be hobby space. Though it might take a little time, try to consider each object and whether it adds value to your life. Remember, the less clutter, the more flexible an area becomes.

Once decluttering is done, it’s time to reorganize. After all, whether you’re creating a music room or an art studio space, organization is key. Reorganizing a guest room may help you come up with more space to fit your hobby. But even if you’re working with a smaller amount of space, having organization tools will help keep your hobby area clutter-free and ready for you to do what you love. Vertical shelving, vertical bins, storage crates, and organizing by color are all organization ideas to help you keep your space tidy. And if you can, leave a little room for expansion. Most hobby spaces are a work in progress. Leaving yourself with a little wiggle room for new supplies and more storage space than you initially need will ensure you can grow comfortably with your hobby.

Furnish Your Space

Now it’s finally time for the fun part. It’s time to build out your passion space. Start by identifying the essentials – like a folding easel for painting, a compact writing desk, or a guitar stand. Next is getting the fun stuff. Any other supplies and décor will help turn this area into your perfect space for hobbies. Then you can take a step back, admire your work, and start doing what you love.

Need More Room? It’s Time for a Storage Unit

If you’re repurposing space in your home for hobbies, consider renting a storage unit for your items. You can store extra furniture, décor, and clothing to help you make space for your passions. Think of off-site storage as adding extra square footage to your home.

Of course, the other way self-storage can help you is by being the extra space you need for your hobby. Instead of storing your furniture and belongings, you can make a storage unit your workshop or hobby area. This way, you can arrange the space any way you choose, ensure your tools, projects, and equipment are safe and secure 24/7, and have a quiet place to get away to, so you can focus on your hobbies. This means fewer interruptions from family members or visitors!

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From storing furniture to storing hobby equipment, Bay Street Storage is here to lend a hand. No matter what size unit you need, we have something to help you store your items with ease. We have two convenient locations in Post Falls for you to choose from, and we’ve got all your storage needs covered. We’re here to make your storage experience easy. If you need any help, let us know!