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  • Writer's pictureJen Bedard

How to Make the Most of Small Spaces

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

Do you ever feel as if the walls are slowly closing in on you? It’s a horrible feeling and no matter how much space you actually have, it can easily get cramped as we tend to clutter our surroundings with the things we encounter during our sometimes-cluttered lives. There is a way to see the light. Never underestimate the power of a well-placed shelf or cupboard as they are designed just for this purpose and come in handy when you need to free up some space. Here are a few tips to help you make that area seem larger than it really is.

1 – Storage in The Bathroom

Often the first room you spend any significant time in first thing in the morning and last thing at night is your bathroom. This seems to be the one room in the house with the absolute worst storage or poor use of space. If you share your bathroom with children, put shelving and baskets under the sink, racks behind the door for hairdryers, straighteners and brushes. Also, a shoe organizer can be your bathroom organizer holding all kinds of items and freeing up space.

2 – Get Cooking in The Kitchen

The most used room in your house has all kinds of wasted space. All you need to do to make it more functional is to put vertical storage shelving in the pantry. If you can use space to the ceiling, install shelves all the way up and store appliances that would otherwise clutter the kitchen counters. Add drawer organizers to store various dry goods as well as in food storage containers. All of this moves these items out of the kitchen but keeps them nearby for when they are needed.

3 – Quit Living in The Livingroom

The one room where everyone tends to gather in the evening gets loaded with all kinds of clutter. One great way to make some space is to use furniture that is multipurpose. For example, ottomans give you places to store items such as games and movies, and coffee tables with drawers and open shelving give you even more storage space for books, magazines, board games and anything else you can stash away when not in use to keep the room inviting to all.

4 – Out of Sight…

Okay, I know someone is going to do this. The purpose of your garage is to store your vehicle. It is not meant for you to stuff it full of the things you’ve removed from your home that should be donated elsewhere, recycled or taken to the dump. The garage can increase storage space with additional shelving and even ceiling racks to get seasonal items out of the way. You’d be surprised the amount of space you’ll discover with a shelving unit or two.

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