Storage For Small Spaces
Making every inch of your home's small spaces count is a huge part of its overall appeal. There's nothing quite like the feeling of knowing every single spot is updated, organized and functional. Friends and family can find whatever they need without asking for help and you won't spend 15 minutes searching through the drawer for that pair of scissors. Figure out an organization plan and put it into action with these 5 simple storage ideas for small spaces.
Plentiful Pantry Space
The first (and most obvious) step to creating stylish, easy-to-use storage in your pantry is to get rid of expired foods. This opens up essential space and makes it easier to organize what you have. You can quickly and easily find what you're looking for by separating different types of foods. Invest in airtight containers to maintain your food's shelf life. Group small, hard-to-reach items onto rarely used baking sheets and use them like a drawer. Pull them out when you need to reach something and push them back in when you're done. An over-the-door spice rack is another convenient way to instantly find and grab smaller containers.
Multi-section organizers, such as utensil trays, are your best friends when creating storage space in any drawer. They keep similar items together and make it incredibly easy to find what you're looking for. If you want to save money, create your own inserts out of the tops and bottoms of cereal boxes or shoeboxes. If you're looking to save time, just separate the drawer into equal quadrants. To prevent your knickknacks from rolling around whenever you open and close the door, set a rug pad at the bottom of the drawer. This keeps everything in place.
An easy and effective way to begin the process of clearing out the closet for more storage space is the backwards hanger strategy. Simply hang all your tops the wrong way (with the hook part facing you), and after you've worn them, hang them back up the correct way. At the end of the year, discard or give away any tops that haven't been used (they're just taking up valuable space). As you organize your closet, keep the most-used items at eye-level; less-used items right below and least-used items on a high shelf. This creates a nice flow and functionality to the space. Use an umbrella stand, baskets or plastic containers to store various odds and ends on the floor.
Most homeowners overlook this nifty space. Rather than leaving it bare, create a bookshelf, bicycle storage, pantry or wine display. Each of these options declutters other areas of your home and adds a nice touch to the location of your stairs. If you're feeling especially crafty, turn the bottom of each stair into a drawer. This creates a fun look and offers convenience.
Pretty Powder Room
Many bathroom storage ideas for full baths can also be applied to this room. Embrace its vertical space with shelving. Stack each level with baskets full of bath essentials. You might have to spill storage space right outside the door. If this is the case, use a bookshelf to hold extra towels, toothpaste, toilet paper and other accessories that might be needed by family or visitors.
Creating small storage space in your home requires some creative thought. LTD has everything you need to make the process as smooth as possible.