At first glance your home may look incredibly small, but what you might not have noticed is the huge amount of storage that is hidden within it.
So, if you have a small home yourself, how do you make the most of your space?
First things first, organise your belongings…
If you don’t have much space, then you absolutely can’t hoard. So before you start finding storage opportunities within your small home, you’ll have to clear it of everything you don’t really need.
Throw out the rubbish, donate to charity and sell what you can – which will generate some extra pennies to put towards your new storage solutions! Then remove anything you don’t want to throw out but don’t need right now and put it into storage. Somewhere like this self storage in Bristol is perfect to store anything you want out of the way, until you need it again.
Next you need to consider storage solutions within the home…
It’s all about being clever with the space that you do have, because although you may not be able to see it now, you will be surprised how much space you can find, even within the very smallest of homes. Here are a few options to consider:
This is the perfect solution because you can’t, for example, go without a bed to make space. However, if you get a bed that opens upwards to reveal hidden storage, then you have so much extra space that would have otherwise been wasted. This could be used for anything from clothes to clean towels and bedding.
Use your walls wisely:
Look up – see all that space! Make use of this, rather than the much needed floor space, by using vertical storage solutions. This could be shelving units or hanging storage solutions such as these – which are also great to use on the back of doors.
Use of ‘dead’ space:
There is so much ‘dead’ space in your home, which you perhaps haven’t even considered using, but are perfect for storage. How about that space above the door? Place a shelf there! In the bathroom this solution means you could store clean towels out of the way, in the bedroom your books and in the kitchen all that excess crockery.
There is much more wasted space in your home than you first realize. You have already filled the ‘dead’ space but what about the storage opportunities that you can’t see? Take a look at this under stair storage – which has turned the unused space under the stairs into pull out drawers for shoes.
Hooks and poles:
Hooks and poles, particularly in cupboards, will provide you with so much more storage than you would have had from just using the cupboard. These can be used on the back of doors or on the roof of cupboards meaning you can use all the space but still be able to easily see what is in there.
See, there is a lot more storage opportunities in your home than you realized – if these tiny homes can do it, then yours definitely can!