2. Avoid storing items on the floor and look for vertical storage options
Once the lighting is in order, I advise using vertical storage solutions to make use of all the available wall space. Once you place something on the floor, you immediately block access to the remainder of the space, but by using the walls to store your belongings, it will ensure the entire length of the space remains functional and accessible. The type of items that you wish to store in the space will dictate the type of organising solution. An option like the elfa utility solution will enable you to efficiently hang items like your broom, mop, step ladder, helmet, electrical cords or your vacuum hose.