How to Make More Storage Space in Small Living Spaces

Storage Tips to Remove the Clutter From Your Small Home

One of the downsides of living in a smaller home is that you’ll find you’re lacking in storage space but this doesn’t mean that you have to settle for less.   You just need to find the right solutions to fit the spaces you do have in order to implement more usable storage.  Let’s take a look at some of these tips to see which ones inspire you to get that clutter out of your life!

Use your creativity.  Consider using items that you wouldn’t normally consider a storage item.   For example, a roll top desk can make an excellent storage item even though it’s not the typical use nor intended purpose.

Consider using items that you wouldn’t normally consider a storage item.   For example, a roll top desk can make an excellent storage item even though it’s not the typical use nor its intended purpose.

Make use of dead space

An important part of living in a smaller space is that you have to learn to look at unused space differently.   Vertical storage solutions are often overlooked when you have a lot of room, but every bit of space becomes important and comes into play when you’re dealing with smaller spaces.

Built in and Dual Purpose furniture

There are quite a few options available here, anything from bed frames to couches.  A lot of furniture manufacturers have started creating furniture with storage in mind.   There are couches now that can hold items under the cushions and act as a sort of storage chest.    There are bed frames that now have drawers built in underneath that can hold pretty much anything you want.  Also, look for benches and nightstands that can serve as storage units for linens or pillowcases.  These pieces of furniture can make a huge impact on your efforts to keep your home organized especially if you’re home lacks closet space.

Consider a closet system

Speaking of closet space, closet systems work great in smaller closets.  With a closet system, you’ll be able to store everything in its own place and reduce the amount of clutter on your floor or closet shelving.

Baskets are useful

Baskets make great storage tools.   Whether you put them on a shelf or under your bed or anywhere else baskets can help you keep things neatly organized and provide easy access to items you use on frequently.   Additionally, these baskets come in all sorts of different materials like hardwood,  wicker, or cardboard covered with cloth.   Which also means they are really easy to make yourself.