Do you feel like your home is cluttered? Have you recently downsized and need help with organization? Are you looking to make the most out of the space you have? Follow these tips and tricks to maximize the storage and space you have available and enjoy your stress and clutter free home!
Let it go! Go through your belongings and let go of the things you don’t need. Donate books you don’t read to your local library. Get rid of clothes that you know you haven’t worn for a long time. Figure out how many dishes, pots, pans, and food containers you actually use and discard the ones you don’t.
Go vertical! The plethora of shoes that edge the wall can be placed in handy closet hangers or an over the door shoe organizer that will go right on your bedroom door. Pots and pans typically have a small hole on the handle that can be used to hang up on a bar in the kitchen. Add shelving and rods where you can and build from the ground up.
Rethink your furniture! Look for furniture that has two different uses. Tables can be found that transform into a desk. Desks can come with additional compartments to store important papers. Ottomans may have extra storage space found inside. Swap out your TV stand for a dresser. Find furniture that has multiple functions to avoid clutter.
Lose the coffee table! Open up your living area by getting rid of that large coffee table in the middle of the room. Instead, try out folding stands that can be pulled out when needed and put away when not. You can also find couch arm racks that slide right over the arm rest of your sofa.
Step outside! Take advantage of your patio, yard, or porch and look for water proof furniture and storage. Many stores offer very comfortable outdoor furniture now and can make porches much more enjoyable.
Smaller spaces can seem difficult to work with at first, but if you follow tips like these it can be very livable! You may find you like utilizing all of the space you have instead of having so much space you don’t know what to do with it!