• Jen 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.