Get the most out of your Storage Space
When living in a 50-square-metre tiny house, storage space can become an issue. And staying organized might sound impossible, but with a few clever tricks, you can stay organized no matter what. The following is a list of 20 space-saving ideas for any tiny house.
A neat little trick to make a kitchen appear larger is to opt for open storage. This can be as simple as unscrewing your cabinet doors! This draws focus upwards to your lovely dishes, making the room appear larger. Also, if your dishes bring some pops of colour, that livens up and widens the room, too.
This tub may be tiny, but it’s a little piece of luxury in a tiny bathroom! Great for bathing kids or even taking a bath for one if you’re on the shorter side, this shrunken down tub brings a little luxe that your tiny space may be lacking.
Instead of walls, which break up an already small space, try dividers. This gives the feeling of a traditional house set up without cutting off space. Curtains or glass panes would also serve this purpose well!
Nowhere to put your microwave? Don’t fret about lack of counter space! Try these retractable drawers, instead. Perfect for cutlery or small appliances, these drawers are crafty, hidden storage that keeps things out of your space until you need them.
TRY ALL WHITE:
White decor and walls make a room look immediately bigger and brighter. Go for all white to really trick the eye and for a fresh, trendy look.
UNDER STAIR STORAGE:
In a tiny space, you need to use all the space you have! Don’t forget about under your stairs. Whether this is a roll-out cart or drawers, under-stair space is deep and tall, the perfect place for hidden storage.
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Don’t let clutter build! If you don’t have a place for mail or are lacking wall space for pictures, try a DIY organizational board. You can make this in whatever pattern you like and use it to keep mail organized, hang daily reminders, or display pictures of loved ones.
No overhead lighting to speak of? Without built-in lights, your space can feel smaller and, well, darker. Add some overhead light on prime spots like under shelves and under kitchen cabinets. You can get LED light kits at most major retailers.
If you have no space for your jewels, turn to a tension rod. You can easily install a tension rod anywhere in your home (this organizer chose their closet for more private storage) and hang your jewels off it, so as to not take up storage needed for other things.
Try this bedside ledge, it may be smaller than a full table, but it’s enough for your phone and a mug of tea.
Use a clothing separator to keep your clothes organized and compact in your small drawer space. This works best with undergarments, but t-shirts and shorts can easily be rolled and stored this way as well.
Use the back of doors to create an organizational space for clothes, scarves, jewellery – you name it.
HIDDEN POWER STRIP:
Whether you have a big space or small, no one wants wires hanging around their home. Instead, consolidate your electronics and wires to a bedside drawer, in which you have a hidden power strip.
Like your doors, underneath your bed, you have cavernous space that is most likely not being used. Even if it is, it’s probably a mess. Buy some cheap Ikea bookshelves to proficiently organize all your odds and ends.
If you have no shelf space to speak of, make your own! Add a little extra storage by turning this folder organizer into a DIY corner shelf, perfect for an office or bedroom.
Add tension rods below your sink to hang garbage bags or cleaning products from, so you can use your shelf space for other things.
DIY SPICE RACK:
To make the most of your pantry, you should use up every ounce of wall space that you can. For narrow spaces, try using little wire pencil baskets. They make a great DIY spice rack and save your cabinet space big time.
It might look a little silly…but when you’ve got no room to spare, you don’t care. Install some wire racks under pantry shelves to hold as much as possible.
Save counter space and drawer space in your bathroom by magnetizing your beauty supplies. With small strips of a magnet, you can hang everything from makeup to brushes.
No dining room table? If you’ve got a window with a view, you don’t need one! Build yourself your own little breakfast bar and enjoy your meal while taking in the day.
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