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Small Apartment, Big Ideas – How to Make the Most of a Small Home

posted by Chris Valentine

A small apartment may seem like one of the worst things that can happen to you, especially if you have a lot of stuff. Downsizing is one option, but it is not always the best option for everyone. Fortunately, there are ways that you can make a small apartment, or small home, work in your favour and you do not have to only own three things to make it happen.

If you keep up with the news or home improvement shows, you would see that tiny homes are a becoming a real thing and individuals live in super small spaces, making it look easy! With this in mind, you should have no problem making your small space work.

Below, we will look at some options on how to make the most of your small home or apartment.

Short on Space? Store it in a Tub

If you are short on space, flexible tubs are an ideal option that will make your life easier and they will not take up as much room as a stationary storage option. These tubs can be easily moved and transported around the house and they can be manipulated to fit in the areas you need them to go.

Each of the tubs is made from a food-safe plastic that is flexible and bends for convenience. You can store a wide variety of objects inside of them from the kids stuffed animals to shoes, purses, blankets, and more.

Think Vertical – Ditch Horizontal

If you have ever lived in a small space before, you know how difficult it can be to find room for everything. If you were to take a look at your walls right now, you would notice that they are likely bare from about the middle point up to the ceiling.

Do you know what this means? Wasted space! You can use this vertical space to store some of your knick-knacks and other items. Once you have hung some shelves vertically up the wall, you can then line them with your favourite items and free up room near the floor, so you won’t trip over those things anymore.

Use Your Rooms to Their Maximum Potential

While it would be nice to have an office, bedroom, and a room to do hobbies and activities, we are not always blessed with this much space in our homes or apartments. Because of this, you should look into using your rooms to their max capacity. Of course, you do not want all of the clutter, so it must be a move that makes sense.

For example, do you need two dressers in your bedroom? If not, ditch one, and then add a computer desk. See how easy that was? Now you can use the room for two purposes – as an office and also as your bedroom. Small changes like this can maximise the space you have.

Decluttering Your Home May Be the Final Touch

While you do not have to get rid of all of your belongings to live in a small home or apartment, you may need to declutter just a bit. It can be hard to let go of the things that you do love dearly, but let’s be honest, do you really need all of it? Once you have decluttered, you will find that you have more space and fewer items to try to find a home for.

The above tips will help you find and make space in your small home. There are always additional steps you can take such as utilising the interior doors of cabinets, pantries, and more.

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