A big part of making your home look its best and remain functional is organization. Everything needs to have a place, and this ensures everything is easy to find and put away. While it would be lovely if everyone had as much space as they need/want, this isn’t the case.
But simply having a small home or apartment with limited storage doesn’t mean you need to live in a disorganized space. With that in mind, this blog post is going to cover some helpful organization tips for those living in small spaces.
Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need
The first tip for better organization in a small space is to get rid of things that you don’t need. In many cases, a lack of space isn’t the problem, it is that you simply have too much “stuff”. Every few months, it’s a good idea to go through what you own and get rid of some things.
You should go through cabinets, boxes, shelves, and even your bathroom vanity and find things you haven’t used or thought of in months. Soon enough, you’ll have a ton more space, all without having to get rid of anything you are fond of.
Use Your Vertical Space
If your space is small in terms of square footage, finding a place for everything is challenging. However, using your vertical space can be a great way to deal with this problem. There are several ways to make use of your vertical space from adding shelves, to adding hooks, to adding cabinets, and several other options.
This can free up a ton of floor space, and also make use of something that most people simply leave alone. However, be careful not to add too much to your walls, as it can make the space look even more cluttered.
Utilize Multi-Purpose Furniture
Finding furniture or items in your home that can serve double-duty is a great way to keep a small space organized. Multi-purpose furniture may look like any other piece of furniture, but will come complete with lots of extra storage. There are storage benches, ottomans, and even bed frames with built-in storage for clothing, blankets, or anything else that you need a home for.
Baskets Will Become Your Best Friend
With a limited amount of space in your home, you will often need to make your own storage. Our pick for the best way to do this is with baskets. Covered baskets can be used to hold everything from extra living room accessories, to children’s toys and everything in between. Not only that, they come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, so they can be functional and fashionable at the same time.
While things like small plastic shelves or drawers are a common choice, they simply don’t look as good and may not fit as well with the rest of the room.
Put Doors and Cabinets to Good Use
Like walls, doors and cabinet doors are often unused space in many homes. If you are struggling for space, they can be a great solution. You can easily hang hooks on doors, or even add some shelves or hanging pouches to hold everything from spare toiletries, to towels.
When it comes to storage ideas for inside cabinet doors, you could hang utensils, make small spice racks, hang a paper towel holder, or do any number of other things. This is a convenient option that also stays out of sight and out of mind most of the time.
These organization tips are sure to help you save space and live clutter-free in your small home or apartment.