In most homes, clutter has a way of accumulating really fast. You purchase things, you receive presents, you subscribe to magazines, and more. If you live in a bigger home, it would be very easy to just tuck away all these – store them in box or keep them in an empty room and forget about them. However, if you live in a small studio-type apartment, you need all the storage space there is. Even the littlest knick-knacks can quickly eat up all the space you need and before you know it, every closet is filled to the brim.
So how can you make the most of your small space? Here are some tips:
- Be organized. You may be keeping most of your items hidden in storage. It would be really helpful if you do an inventory as you put things away. If possible, make an organizational map so you can easily track things when you need them.
- Purge as often as you can. We know that everyone has a hidden hoarder inside themselves. It is natural that you want to keep every single thing that you bought or received. But with the limited space you have, the rule should be to get rid of every unnecessary thing. Anything that you have not used in the last year should go. Do this purging at least twice a year. Believe us, it also feels good!
- Opt for multipurpose furniture items. Get yourself a set of nesting tables that you can easily pull out if needed. A daybed of course, serves the purposes of a bed and a sofa! As much as possible, look for pieces that also have secret storage spaces. You can find an ottoman or a bench that comes with free and hidden storage!
- Practice minimalism. This is the perfect time to try it. The concept is pretty simple – avoid overcrowding and getting furniture pieces that are too big for your space. Tell yourself that you are only going to keep the most essential things and rid your home of those knick-knacks.
- Keep your house clean. Your house will look and feel bigger when it’s clean and clutter-free. Vacuum rugs, wipe down counters, polish the floor and clean your windows on a regular basis.
Having a small space does not mean you don’t get to enjoy a warm and welcoming abode. It all depends on your perspective and of course, some creative and organizational strategies!