7 Tips For Optimizing & Organizing a Small Living Space

If you’ve ever lived in a small space (hello, New Yorkers!) you know how valuable and essential good organization is. It can really make or break your living space and every square foot counts when it comes to making the best of a tight situation. Here are a few tips that will help you optimize that little, cozy place you call home.

Think Up

First things first, when working with  a small space always think up rather than out. Our homes contain a lot of “airspace” that often goes unused. So, when starting your organization, think of ways you can build upward.

Buy Double Duty Storage Furniture

When it comes to small spaces, double duty furniture is key. You can find many beds, coffee tables, shelving, ottomans etc. that provide hidden storage.

Denise Austin Home Ronan Upholstered Tufted Fabric California King Bed Set with Drawers, $545

 

Utilize Door & Wall Space

Organize It All Basic Overdoor 6-Basket Unit, $28

Doors, the inside of cabinets, the walls of your closet etc. all make perfect areas for installing additional storage hooks and shelving.

Get a Stowaway or Loft Bed

Beds often take up a good chunk of space, so if you can get a murphy, cabinet, or loft bed you can double your living space in a snap.

Arason Creden-ZzZ Flip Top Cabinet Bed

Store Away Seasonal Clothing

Storing away any seasonal clothing items you don’t need will open up space in your closet, keeping things organized and much less cramped. (FYI under bed storage bags work great for this purpose.)

 

Whitmor Jumbo Underbed Bags, $18

Use a Bookcase Divider

If you live in a studio or loft a bookcase is a great way to break up the room and gain some privacy. Plus, it provides additional storage. A win-win!

Bush Furniture Aero 16 Cube Bookcase, $267

Over The Toilet Shelving

If you’re lacking storage in the bathroom, try using an over the toilet shelving unit. Most require little assembly and can simply be placed over your toilet, providing additional shelving quickly.

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