Having a small living space isn’t a problem — it’s having a lot of stuff and not knowing how to organize it. Many people would think that the solution is just adding another room or buying an even more prominent house. More costly, right? To avoid the hassle of spending too much to achieve an organized space, follow these simple tips!
1. Use a multi-purpose furniture.
Maximize your space and minimize clutter by using multipurpose furniture. That means selecting furniture pieces that can be used for additional storage space or maybe even as a bed for a guest. For example try an ottoman may open up to store extra blankets, kids toys, or even reading the material. A sofa may be a sleeper-sofa that opens up to make another bed when it is needed. An end table could have a drawer to store your remote controls or video game equipment.
There are a lot of other multipurpose furnishings that you can choose from.
2. Organize those closets.
Closets usually have a high shelf with a lot of unused space. Consider getting another shelf to install over that one so you can stack more into the closet. Other organizers allow you to stack up things without having used the whole shelf, like baskets that you can attach to a shelf. Hooks that go inside closets are another way to get additional storage space. Racks can be installed inside a closet on the door for shoes, handbags or miscellaneous things that are just taking up a lot of space. So organize those closets so that they are getting as much use as possible.
3. Organize those cupboards
Cupboards are small closets, so like a closet, some hooks and racks can be hidden inside and attached to the doors for additional storage; things like the special racks that hold your rolls of foil, wax paper, parchment, and cling wrap. Then there are pull out racks and racks made to hold lids, and hooks that can go on the door for your measuring cups and spoons. There are trays or bins in the office section that can be used to hold tea bags or those larger size seasoning bags. With small shelf organizers, you can stack your smaller plates on top of the soup or cereal bowls. Lazy Susans come in all different sizes, and they work so nicely to allow you to store a bunch of spices and turn the wheel to see what was hidden in the back.
4. Consider adding a bookcase
Though most people would use a bookcase for books, you can use it for other things, too. If your kitchen is short on cupboard space, a bookcase could hold your baking accessories or cookware. If you have a lot of board games, it could be used for that purpose. Bookcases come in so many different sizes and styles, you can pick one just for your needs and match your decor too.
5. Get storage bins to hide-away under the bed
Consider purchasing an under-the-bed storage bin for extra storage space for blankets, shoes, or even out of season clothing. There are soft plastic bags that slide in under the bed and hard plastic bins, some on wheels, that fit underneath the bed for additional storage.
Hire a Professional House Cleaning Service
Just in case you need help, you can always ask assistance from a professional cleaning service in both cleaning and organizing your stuff! It will save you both the time and effort in doing the job!