Do you live in a small apartment in the city? Or maybe you have a small children’s room or bonus room that you don’t know how to set up without it looking too cluttered? Try out a few of these tips to organize and utilize any small spaces that you have.
-Use furniture that can have multiple uses- like an ottoman that can also store extra blankets and pillows or a sofa bed. If you have a small room near your kitchen that doubles as a dining room when you are entertaining, use a table as a workspace that can be cleared off and used as a dining table.
-Have furniture more towards the center of the room. This way, you can use the space against the walls for other items, such as bookshelves, while still giving the room a relaxed and open feel.
-Utilize storage containers in order to pare down any papers, supplies, etc. that you might have sitting out.
-Don’t forget about hanging storage- use shelves to keep books and other items from taking up valuable ground space.
-Think about the closet- if you have a closet that isn’t too full, consider putting your desk, bookshelf, or other furniture items in it for easy access that can be shut and moved out of the way when needed.
-Place hooks for bags and coats near entrances to keep items off the ground
-In rooms with light colored walls, match furniture to the walls so that the space feels bigger.
-Try some nesting tables. These can be easily pushed out of the way or pulled out for extra workspace.
-Use dividers in junk drawers to section off random objects, such as tacks, paper clips, pencils, etc. so that items are easier to find.
-Rotate your clothing each season and store away off-season clothing in order to save closet space.
-Raise your bed and place storage underneath. Raise it a little and place rolling bins underneath that will be hidden by the bed skirt, or raise it more and build drawers underneath.
-Angle your furniture to create small spaces for extra storage that can be kept out of sight.
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