Clever Hacks To Create Storage Space In A Small Home

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More people are downsizing and are leaning towards smaller houses, and according to a recent survey, 63 percent of millennials say that they would be happy to live in a tiny home. Living in a small space allows you to achieve homeownership without dealing with a hefty mortgage, and depending on what type of tiny home you have, you may be able to take it with you when you want to travel. However, one of the challenges of living in a microhome is lack of storage space, and this can lead to having a cluttered or messy house. Having a neat and well-organized home can make your living space a more pleasant place to be, so every homemaker should create more storage to keep things contained and to cut down on clutter. Whether you're living in a small apartment, a condominium unit or a tiny home, here are some clever hacks to create storage space to improve your abode.

Choose a storage-focused bed frame

Keeping a home tidy is essential in order to show off the beauty of your living space, especially if you don't have a lot of space to work with. The best way to do this is to approach home organization systematically, breaking it down into small, scheduled tasks. You can make this easier with the use of organizers and baskets to contain clutter, but for a more efficient solution, consider swapping some of your furniture for storage-focused pieces. You can have a custom built bed that has space to put attractive rattan baskets to store clothes, bedding, and other items. For a DIY option, put wheels on a kitchen cabinet door, and then push it under the bed. Use it to store shoes or other non-bulky items. If you'll use the space to store seasonal items such as winter clothing, try having a platform bed frame. The top part, which has the mattress, lifts up completely so you can put clothes and other things in the compartments, and it's a good option if you want to keep your storage out of sight.

Install shelves in your home

Installing open shelves in different parts of your home can give you more storage without taking up precious floor area. Try having one or two open shelves in your kitchen to store jars of condiments or to hold plates and cups. You can also have a shelf in your bathroom for your skincare products, while a shelf beside your bed can serve as a side table if you don't have room for one. Make sure to match the wood and color of the shelf to your décor to create a cohesive look.

Put up shelf dividers, and add a raised platform

If your home is a studio, you may be thinking about putting up a divider to separate the sleeping area from the living room. Instead of putting up a wall or a folding screen, why not have a shelf divider? It not only helps to split a room up, but you can display things on it such as books and knick knacks. Find a shelf divider with drawers so you can store other non-decorative items and stay on top of clutter.

Got a small space with a tall ceiling? Take advantage of this feature, and add a raised platform to a room. You can keep bigger items under it, such as suitcases, books, and even a folding mattress for guests. 

Creating storage space can keep your home tidy and presentable. Consider these tips to add storage to your house, and enjoy living in a well-organized home. 

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