If you have a relatively small space that you call home, whether that looks like an apartment, a small house, a tiny home, or an RV, it can be difficult to feel like you’re organized even if you don’t have a lot of stuff. Let’s face it, a small amount of stuff can feel overwhelming in a small space. So whether you’re just trying to be more organized in the coming year or you’ve recently downsized, we’ve got some tips that will help you make the most of the space you do have. Let’s get started!
Make the Most of Your Closet Space
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If you’re lucky enough to have a few closets, this is a great opportunity to make the most of them! Our advice is to invest in dressers that will fit in the closet or even plastic drawers; this way you can store a ton of clothes, shoes, linens, whatever else you may have in the closet. Out of sight, out of mind, right? If you’re working with pantry space, shelves are a life-saver in this area. In pantries especially, you’ll want to keep extra clutter off of the floor. Go the extra mile and make labels for your drawers, this way if there are multiple people in your household, there’s never a question as to where things are.
Never Underestimate Over the Door Organizers
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Over-the-door organizers are inexpensive ways to, well, get organized. These work wonders all over your home; in the laundry room this is a great storage area for extra trash bags and cleaning supplies, in your bathroom, these are great for toiletries, in the pantry, we suggest storing aluminum foil, cling wrap, Ziploc bags, etc., and of course, if you have a ton of shoes, these are perfect for storing shoes and keeping them off of the floor.
Look Under the Bed
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Under the bed can be a great place to store out-of-season clothing, craft supplies, anything that isn’t used super frequently. (Because who wants to get under the bed every day?) Nab some clear plastic totes that easily slide under the bed and you’ve just bought yourself a ton of storage. If your bed isn’t quite tall enough, we recommend purchasing stilts for your bed; stilts won’t make your bed so tall you can’t get in it, but they will allow you a little extra space for storage totes.
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Whether you like to hit garage sales, thrift stores, craft shows, or just like to meander around wherever you may be shopping, gone are the days of bringing a bunch of stuff home. Why? Because you simply don’t have the space, and that’s a beautiful thing. Personally, we’ve saved a lot of time and money by ‘not having the space.’ And if you are the type of person that likes to change things up every now and again, you can still totally do that, it just takes a little extra planning. As you buy new pieces, you can opt to sell your old ones for a few extra bucks, or donate them to a local non-profit.