How You Can Organize Even the Smallest Home or Tiniest Space
There may be some benefits to owning a small home, such as limited care and cleaning, yet trying to find space for all your things can be a bear. From tiny closets to limited cupboards, fitting everything you own into your home may prove a challenge. Thankfully, there are plenty of little things you can do to improve your space and create storage.
Revamp Your Closet
One of our main points of storage in the home is our closets. From coat closets to the ones we have in our bedrooms, these are the first places we should look to improving space. Begin with your clothes. If you have not worn an item in a year, donate or toss it. If possible, you can put in a double rack to hang twice as much, or add a bar onto the door itself. S-hooks can also give you extra ways to hang garments. If you feel adventurous, you can add shelves in your closet for even more ways to keep items organized. If you know you’re not going to be using something any time soon, such as seasonal items, why keep your closet clogged? Put them into storage to free up room for everyday items.
Swap Your Furniture
What kind of furniture goes best in a small living room? It isn’t large pieces. If your sofa takes up the entire space, it will make the room seem even smaller than it actually is. You can, however, make it seem larger by keeping things clear and organized, and by using the right furniture. Keep your pieces small and close together to foster intimacy. Ottomans and other furniture that mask storage are useful for clearing your walkways and tables while also providing fixtures that are useful in your living space.
However, replacing furniture can be pricey. Look to consignment shops to find the perfect pieces for your home and your style, at reasonable prices. You’ll want to choose consignment over thrift shopping as, while both can be less expensive than buying from retailers, consignment stores thoroughly inspect their goods for quality. With consignment, you know you’re buying something that will treat you well.
Tighten Up the Kitchen
Aside from our bedrooms, our kitchens are some of our most used spaces. Typically, we’re in there three times a day, using a myriad of equipment, tools, pots and pans to make our meals. Things can get cluttered easily, even in good-sized kitchens. To give yourself more storage, hang a large pegboard on a free wall. This can be a place for you to put your most frequently used pieces, leaving them out of the way but easy to access. If your cabinets don’t reach your ceiling, consider that an area for things you don’t use often, such as seasonal pieces or larger pots and pans. If you’re handy, consider switching your cabinets to open-plan design. This can create room for storage while giving a clean, organized look to the kitchen. See if your local consignment store has a table you can convert into a kitchen island for additional room.
Customize Your Garage
If you are fortunate enough to have a garage, then rejoice! This opens up many avenues for helping to keep your home clutter-free. Firstly, if there isn’t already, add shelving to the walls as a place to put tools and other knickknacks. Look around at the consignment store to see if you can find any tall storage towers or cupboards where you can fit in large plastic bins for big items. Cabinets can also be added to create even more room for you to clear out the home, and store in the garage.
Breathe out a sigh of relief. There are plenty of ways for you to adapt your home to suit your needs. Get the right furniture, modify your closets and additional spaces, and look at how you can change your kitchen to hold more goods. You might be surprised by what you can accomplish with a bit of planning and some elbow grease.