There is so much to love about living in a smaller home. It’s easier to clean, energy-efficient, and provides a cozy, tight-knit feel. What happens when these perks are overshadowed by mounds of clutter? Check out our top 7 small space hacks.
Invest in multi-functional pieces.
Stock up on furniture and decor that serve a functional purpose! Our favorite? Ottomans that double as storage bins. Use this space to store blankets, books, movies, or anything you may need in your living room but don’t want sitting out.
Take advantage of wall space.
Hanging shelves and small storage units on your walls can help give you some extra storage space when you’re running low, or help you display the knick-knacks you can’t find a place for.
Install over-the-door features.
Small closet? No problem. Purchase an over-the-door organizer to store shoes, accessories, and more.
Use your counter space.
If your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room are too small to hold your belongings, take advantage of any counter space you have. You can use old mason jars for kitchen utensils, modular cosmetic organizer for toiletries, or decorative bins for laundry supplies.
Give vacuum-sealed space bags a try.
Use space bags to store your out-of-season clothing and save some room in your closet and drawers. At the end of each season, determine which clothes to keep out and which to stow away. Then, replace these clothes with last season’s attire that had been previously packed away. You can store your bags under the bed, couch, or on closet shelves.
Two words: vertical space.
Use multi-tiered cabinet organizers to store cups, plates, and bowls to utilize of the vertical space your cabinets have to offer.
Use mirrors as wall decor.
Did you know that adding reflective surfaces to your space can make it look bigger? If you’ve got a tiny living room, try hanging a large, decorative mirror or making a gallery wall out of smaller mirrors to add more “room.”