Many people are living in increasingly smaller living spaces. As people choose to downsize and trade large houses for smaller condos, there is an increasing premium on this smaller living space. This can be a great opportunity to go through your belongings and decide what to keep, get rid of, and store. You may find it easier to store possessions that are used seasonally such as Christmas trees and decorations rather than have them take up your precious storage space. Here are our tips on organizing a small space.
Declutter a Small Space
This is probably the most important step as reducing the number of items that you have in a small space will free up valuable real estate within your new smaller home. You can donate items that are still usable to charities. Ask yourself when you’re trying to decide whether or not to keep an item if it has been used in the past year. If so, how frequently? That will help you to decide if they are necessary or can be purged.
Organize the Entryway
It’s very easy for an entryway to become cluttered with shoes, coats, hats, and mitts – especially in the winter. Organize your closet so that you have space for all your outerwear and accessories. A functional piece such as a shelf next to the doorway is a great way to keep your keys and mail from straying.
Furniture that is Functional
Consider getting furniture that can be used in a variety of different ways. For example, a drop-leaf table can be used as both a desk and a dining table. You can also use a couch or bookcase as a room divider. This will help to add dimension and separation to space intended for a different purposes.
Organize a Small Space with Self Storage
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