Small Space Living Tips

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Once a person leaves the nest and goes off to college it’s typically a lot of years of “small space living” before moving into a house with storage and extra room.  From Dorm rooms, to big city (small studios) rooms, to slightly larger, but still small apartments, knowing how to save space and organize can make a world of difference.  Here are some tips and tricks on the best way to live largely in a small space.

Functional Furniture

When deciding what type of furniture to buy, don’t just think “small”, think “storage.”  A lot of the time you can find coffee tables with drawers or storage for baskets underneath. This is perfect for TV remotes, magazines, and blankets.  Couches with pull out beds are great if you love having company, but don’t have an extra room.  And if your kitchen is short on storage space, bar carts are a great purchase for decanters, placemats, or pretty decorative items to extend that feeling of your kitchen. We like this one because it’s on wheels and can easily move out of your way.

Organized Entry

If the entryway to your home is clutter less and organized, everything in the world seems right.  If you don’t have a coat closet near your door, you can purchase an entry way set, like this, that usually is a bench with drawers, some hooks and/or cubbies.  If you don’t have space for that hang your own hooks and make your own cubbies to store shoes, coats, and keys.

Purposeful Art

Instead of hanging traditional art on your walls, make it useful.  Hang magnet boards to use for your reminders and photos, and letter bins to hold mail and other important papers. This one is a favorite because it’s not only functional, but looks awesome too.

Multi Surface Cleaner

Don’t waste space having multiple cleaning products. The CrossWave cleans better than a sponge mop and bucket, in less time. Plus, with the touch of a button, you can seamlessly switch from cleaning hard floors to vacuuming and washing your area rugs. All with one machine. It’s all you’ll need!

While small space living can be difficult at times, if you organize properly and store household items in hidden spots you will feel like you have enough space to live comfortably!