Clutter builds so easily, especially if you are living in a smaller space. Minimalism has been a hot trend the last few years, but it’s definitely not for everyone. However, there are many storage solutions out there to keep your modest space looking tidy. We’ve put together our favorite tips and tricks to keep your small space clean all year round.
Store up, not down
Floor space is precious, especially in small homes. It can be tempting to pack our home with large pieces of furniture for storage, but we have a better idea! We recommend utilizing floating shelves, wall hangers, and ceiling racks for storage. For example, pots and pans take up a lot of space in the kitchen. By installing a ceiling rack or hooks, you can hang your pots and pans instead of having them take up space in a cupboard or on a shelf. This leaves you with more space to store other items.
Invest in multi-use furniture
With tiny homes growing in popularity, many companies have started manufacturing furniture with multiple uses. When one piece of furniture acts as two or three, you’re saved the hassle of trying to store many pieces instead of one. If you’re living in a studio, using something like a Murphy bed will save you a ton of space during the day while not having to choose between a bed and storage. If you’re unfamiliar with Murphy beds, they are a piece of furniture that often has cupboards and shelves along the side with a bed in the centre that you pull down at your convenience. Additionally, manufacturers such as IKEA are great for finding multi-use furniture that requires minimal space.
Stock up on hooks and hangers
Temporary or permanent wall hooks and hangers are a great tool for small spaces. Instead of using a bulky coat hanger, use wall hooks or a decorative floating wall hanger for your jackets. You can use them to hold certain utensils, dishcloths, and cutting boards for more storage in the kitchen. There are many different options depending on how decorative you want to go. For a simpler option, there are plastic temporary wall hooks that are great for renters.
Divide up your space
Using room dividers can help to differentiate each area of your home. This is especially helpful if you are living in a studio or bachelor apartment. Room dividers are a great option for separating areas in your home, especially if you have guests over. Not everyone wants their friends to see their sleeping area. Dividers often have hooks for clothing which adds more versatility and use for the piece.
Utilize all your square footage
Utilizing all the space you have is very important, especially in a smaller home. For example, if you have a large living room area, you may be able to use it as an office as well. Instead of cramming everything into one small space, consider the space you have and how you can utilize it the best.
We hope these tips will be helpful for creating more storage solutions for you, no matter the size of your home. If you’re moving your household, your business, or your office, we can help! Real Pro Movers is an experienced and professional moving company located in Greater Vancouver. We specialize in residential, commercial, and luxury moving services. With a comprehensive fleet of vehicles and a variety of moving equipment, we have the right tools to get the job done. Contact us today for a free quote!