Organizing in a small home may seem like it’s impossible. However, there are ways to go about organizing small spaces. Learn how to organize small spaces with these simple tips.
Organization is something that many people struggle with. It seems like no matter how many times you tidy up an area, it becomes unorganized. Organizing small spaces is often even more difficult because you feel limited in space. Thankfully, there are so many tricks you can use. Let’s look at how to organize small spaces with these simple tips.
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Organizing Small Spaces
Let’s look at a few things you can do to help organize small spaces. You can use these tips in any area of your home.
First things first. You must declutter your small space. It helps to take everything out of the area. Each item you pick up should have an immediate decision. Are you going to keep it, toss it, or donate it?
Place the item in boxes designated for those decisions. When you go through things quickly, you go with your gut reaction. Once you’re done, you may want to go through your keep pile once more and see if you can whittle it down just a bit more.
Determine the Purpose of the Space
What do you want to do with this space? When organizing small spaces, or any space for that matter, the area needs a purpose. This will help you determine how to best organize it.
For example, if you’re organizing your office, you know that you’ll need a space to work and which items you’ll need close by and which can be stored.
Create a Space for Everything
This is important when organizing any space big or small. You want everything in that space to have a place. This ensures that at the end of the day, you can quickly put any items that are out back where they belong. Remember, the place you choose needs to make sense.
For example, if you’re organizing your kitchen, you want to put plates, bowls, etc. near the dishwasher so that when you unload the dishwasher the items are easier to put away.
Use Organizing Bins
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Organizing bins can make your life easier. They corral items together, keep small items from getting lost, etc. You can find a large variety of organizing bins at your local Dollar Tree in a variety of sizes and colors.
When organizing small spaces, you want to take advantage of wall space. Wall space can be used for hanging items, such as pots and pans in the kitchen. You can add shelving for books, hang an over-the-door organizer for bathroom products or accessories, and much more.
Last, but not least, get creative. A small space needs the best organizational pieces. Purchase ottomans that double as storage or a bean bag that can be filled with your child’s stuffed animals. When you utilize pieces that have dual purposes, you’ll be able to make the most of your small space.
I love using items that can be used for more than one purpose. When you are short on space choosing multi functional items is a great way to save space.
Things like a fold down table that can be used as a dinner table when company is over and then stored as a couch table is a great example of a multi functional item.
Other ideas would be an ottoman with storage or a mirror with a storage compartment. There are some great options out there.
Organizing small spaces shouldn’t scare you. You may not have a lot of space to work with, but once you declutter and determine the use for the space, you’ll find that it’s easier to organize the space for your needs.