Clutter driving you nuts? Did you move in with someone only to find you have
duplicates of everything from headboards to can openers? Here are 7 tips to help you
make the most out of small spaces:
1. Weed out the extras.
A yard sale will alleviate some clutter and a trip to the local
Goodwill even more. A good rule of thumb: Anything you haven
ʼt needed in a year can
2. Bookcases are for more than books!
Your walls are your vertical friends for
storage, and good book shelving can include plants, valuables, artwork and more.
3. Wall-mount entertainment systems.
Television / cable / DVD cabinets are so
pre-2000! Free up floor space by going with sleek bolt-in mounts. (Just make sure
ʼre anchored properly!)
ʼt pile it, hang it! This is especially true in kitchens where you can use pot
racks, hanging baskets, and even wall-mounted shelving units.
5. Maximize cabinets and closets with organizers.
Poor use of cabinet space can
easily waste more than 30% of usable “hidden” space. There
ʼs great hardware out
there to tune up the interior of your cabinets and closets.
6. Go below.
A raised bed is a great way to free up storage space equal to the square
footage of your bed. Using baskets and drawers can ensure the below-the-bed storage
remains tidy as well.
7. Paint light.
Dark walls make small rooms feel smaller. For those rooms that feel a
little too close for comfort, dial up the brightness with a fresh coat of a light colored
Remember: Organization and smart storage can turn a tiny home into a cozy abode.
Of course, if you
ʼre ready to upgrade your home rather than squeeze the last few
inches out of your existing space, get in touch! I
ʼd be happy to help you search for a
new home today: