5 Ways to Save Space in Your Home (Without Breaking a Sweat)
If you live in a small home or you simply need to find more space, it can be frustrating. However, you don’t need to fret! You can do certain things in your home and save space. With a little extra planning and a few small steps, you can save space in your home without even breaking a sweat.
1. Use Over-the-Door Storage
An easy addition to almost any room is using over-the-door storage. The easiest way to accomplish this is to use a shoe organizer – you can find plenty of plastic options that have pockets for holding shoes. These are best because they are relatively inexpensive and can be used for a variety of purposes other than shoes. However, if you are looking to organize a closet, using them for their made purpose can be a lifesaver.
One unique option is to use them in your bathroom. The pockets can then be used to hold items such as toothpaste, mouthwash, and more. This is a great option if you are working with a bathroom that is small and doesn’t have a lot of counter space or shelf space.
Another idea would be to use them for cleaning supplies. Most options have pockets that are the perfect size to hold a spray bottle or canister. If you don’t have a lot of space in your laundry room or under your sink, this can be a great and easy way to make a little extra space.
2. Use Shelves
A classic option that can’t be overstated how useful it is would be shelving. Sometimes, when you run out of space on your floor, it can be your best bet to use wall space to fill in the gaps. This is a great idea because it can be used for almost anything from books to toys to spices. No matter what room you are working in, you can almost always find space and use for a shelf or two.
An interest option to keep in mind is corner shelves. When you are finding space in your home, corners are often neglected save for larger items like furniture. By adding shelving, you are utilizing a corner of your room that you typically aren’t going to use.
3. Use Hooks and Hangers
Much like shelving, hooks and hangers can be used to add extra storage to a room. Even if you aren’t in a place that you own and can’t make permanent adjustments, you can buy adhesive hooks and hangers that are surprisingly strong.
A great use for these is to hang your pans in your kitchen. This way, you can save space in your quality cabinets for items that can’t be hung up such as plates, bowls, and cups. You could also use hooks in your bathroom to hang up towels.
Additionally, you could try to buy a magnetic strip instead of a hook. These are a great way to keep knives in order in a kitchen without taking up room on a counter or in a drawer. Magnetic strips are also great for holding stray bobby pins as well.
4. Choose the Right Furniture
You can also save space by choosing furniture that’s right for your home. For one, you can choose furniture that’s more minimalistic in style. This way, it won’t take up as much space in your home with ornate embellishments.
Better yet, you can look for furniture that serves a double purpose. There are, for example, beds that have drawer storage in the body or hollow ottomans that are great for keeping spare blankets in.
You can also consider furniture that serves a double purpose. For instance, a pull out couch that can be used as an extra bed when you have company would save you the space of creating a full guest room. Another option would be a table that folds down when it isn’t in use and folds out into a larger table for when you have a dinner party or a family dinner.
5. Use Velcro
To save space in your entertainment system, you should try using velcro! It might not sound like much but you can velcro your remotes and any other controllers to the side of your stand or on the inside on beside a shelf.
Note from the Author:
Hi there, I’m Woodworking Pete Alman. I’m a former carpenter turned writer, and proud resident of Nashville, Tennessee. When not working on a project in my shed, I’m lifting weights or hanging out with my three dogs (Dobermans).