Home Organization Tips for Cramped Spaces
Since not everyone lives in a twenty room mansion, most of us find ourselves in cramped spaces and running out of space for our stuff.
This is especially true if you live in city apartments, and small houses. Living space is at a premium, not to mention storage space.
Here are some simple solutions for cramped quarters:
You might be able to squeeze one above each of the windows in your kitchen, for example, and that is where you can put grandmaís pretty teapot, the lovely jams you canned yourself, wine glasses, cookbooks, and other smallish things.
It will free up a lot of cabinet space.
Go down under.
There is quite a bit of unused space under your bed, and under-bed containers are very easy to find. Think about elevating your bed slightly with pieces of 4 x 4 lumber placed under the legs, and you will gain an extra four inches in height, allowing for larger items to be stored beneath. Best to store items such as holiday decorations, off-season footwear, gift wrap, and other things you will not need to access frequently.
Rotate your wardrobe in and out of your closet according to the season, instead of trying to keep everything all in one place. Purchase pest-proof plastic containers (do not use cardboard boxes) and label the contents so that you can easily access what you need. Then, simply reload the container with the off-season items, assessing them as you load as to whether or not you should get rid of any.
Donít save more than one set of cruddy painting clothes. When you upgrade to a nicer coffee maker, donít keep the old one as a ďbackup.Ē Donít keep more than one grocery bag full of rags. If you buy a new set of dishes, box up the old set and find a new home for it.
Spice jars can be housed in bins made to be attached to the inside of cabinet doors. Instead of a coffee table, use a trunk or a storage ottoman; it can be home to games, DVDís, blankets, pillows, you name it.
With a little creative ďthinking outside the boxĒ you can free up a bit of precious space, and your small home wonít feel like a box!
Return from home organization tips for cramped spaces to home storage organization...