Are you constantly struggling to find ideas to organize a small space?
It is hard with kids in a small home to find small space organization solutions. Sometimes it feels like there simply is not enough room to go around!
We’ve pulled together some of the best ideas for homes to help you keep things in line, even when your home is little!
Small Space Organization
Open up a small space with a big mirror – it looks like the room just keeps going!
Make the most of small closets with organization. You can homeschool in a closet instead of a whole room.
If you don’t have the ability to make a full lofted bed, consider rising it just enough to put dressers below the bed. This small bedroom solution gives you extra floor space.
Do you really need your head space? If you lost a foot of it, would you notice? Consider adding a false floor under your bed and put in drawers. For an added feel of privacy and space you can even add curtains in front of your bed. You will discover storage solutions for small spaces – right under your feet.
Free up space in your mind in addition to your home. Cut the mental clutter with a Home Binder.
Sliding walls – Doors can take up space and make it hard to maneuver around, especially in small spaces! Installing sliding doors/walls is a great way to give a small room a makeover and provide more privacy to adjoining rooms that a mere curtain or stand up privacy wall could offer.
Organize Small Kitchens
We’re serious, find and create those secret organization spots wherever you can! If you fridge has an open wall, consider adding extra storage space it in with some shallow cabinets facing out. This can be a good spot to store brooms, mops and even cleaning equipment that you want to keep out of reach of the little ones.
Every one has those extra few inches between the fridge and the wall make the most of small spaces. This can easily convert into a spice rack! Put it on wheels and pull it in and out whenever you need your favorite spices. This would give you so much extra space in your pantry!!!
Organize your Pantry.
There are nearly a dozen free ways to organize your pantry more efficiently and strategically using items you already have in your recycle bin. Your kitchen will love you!
Small Bathrooms – Big Ideas
Organize the bathroom with some of these genius DIY tips, including using PVC piping to make makeshift toothbrush and shaving holders.
Add a rack over your bath tub as extra bathroom storage for the items you will need while you are bathing. This is a great place for the toys… and if you are like me, to put your ipad in a gallon-sized ziplock baggie. I love watching movies in the bath!
Space can be deceiving. You *have* nooks and crannies that you can take advantage of! Make pull-aways to hide cleaning supplies in your bathroom. It is a great way to maximize the lost spaces in your home. Instead of cluttering the bathroom with extras, store them in the tub itself!
Storage and Space Solutions
Have you ever thought about making a hide-a-way inside the floor itself? Hooks pull up in this flooring to reveal storage solutions and extra space hidden underneath!
Instead of putting the bed on a loft, try hiding it beneath a raised floor. A perfect Small Bedroom Solution. You can use steps to the top flooring as extra drawers of storage and only pull the bed out at night. This shortened room would be a really fun play space for kids, or reading/office area for adults.
I’m amazed at how many kitchens simply don’t have enough space for basic kitchen needs! This tutorial shows you how to create drawers underneath your cabinets to put that extra space to good use!
Drawers or stairs? – How about both! Turn stair cases into drawers. This would make the perfect storage space for shoes, and winter clothing that only come out seasonally.
You can use drawers as storage for small space – even big under stair drawers. Make these pull-able stairs to free up a LOT of space. This is a great alternative if you don’t want shelves or small drawers under each step. This gives you a lot more space and extra storage, which is a must in small spaces.
Go vertical and use your walls. Adding metal garage organization wall unit indoors, adds an industrial element adds reflective light to the room and – like this school room/hallway – your wall can be magnetic and a place to store notes, ideas and more.
Don’t let toys take over your rooms. A small room looks even smaller with toys everywhere. Here are solutions to organize toys.
Small Home Organization does not need to be expensive, there are ways to reuse what you have – and organize for free.
Tips For Small Houses
If you are craving a bath in a space that’s only fit for a shower try this vintage barrel bathtub on for size! With a barrel and a shower head you can create a cute but useful tub for yourself in the amount of space that a shower would usually hold.
Lofts are great if you have limited square footage in a small living space. If you need some space to yourself, try building a small loft over your kitchen. This can be a spot just for you, and you can even sneak up there while dinner is cooking to read a few chapters in a book or hide some candy! We won’t tell!
Hosting guests in a small home is no easy task, but creating extra bedrooms doesn’t have to be difficult. You can learn how to make a convertible coffee table in this tutorial, making your table into a bed and switching it back again. It’s basically magic.
Have you noticed how much space appliances take up in the kitchen – Hide those appliances – free up counter space in a small kitchen. Things like microwaves or mixers use a lot of counter space. If you need to free up your counters, try putting the appliances in drawers or shelves to make more room to cook!
Hidden compartments – Whether you need more storage– don’t want your router and wires exposed, or just a place to hide things, creating a hinged TV is a great solution!
Organize Small Rooms
Those wooden chairs come in handy when company is over, but the rest of the time they just take up space! This family found a way to make them useful every day of the week! They are the perfect storage solution. Hang them on the wall…and then unfolding them, to use using as extra storage space and a spot to hang laundry to dry!
One (or two!) person bicycle – If you live in the city this can be a great way to make extra space…even on your bike! They show you how to make an extra seat, whenever you need it on the back of your bike!
Keep toys organized and handy with an end of the bed net. No more piling books and snugglies onto the floor.
Invest in one of nifty moveable bookcase or create your own small space maximizers! This cabinet can shift down to a small, but modest shelf or expand out to something larger with extra storage space. It grows and shrinks with your needs, which is perfect for a small space!
Make a loft bed for your kids, using kitchen cabinets on the bottom. This is a great storage solution for small rooms as it frees up a lot of space! This would work really well in shared bedrooms as well. Every one has their own shelves and bed, without bothering with multiple bookshelves or dressers.
Book storage – Instead of using bulky book cases to house children’s books, try putting them directly on the wall – it’s a great way to make use of a corner of your home! You can install gutters in corners and make a reading nook that doesn’t take up much space at all!
Who knew that even small spaces could organize with the help of the ceiling! If you open up your rafters you may find some extra space between the floorboards that can be useful for storage. They used their extra space for books (you can never have too many books) but it would work great for a movie or music collection too!
Small Space Tip: Hide that bed straight in the wall! We loved the pop of color this murphy bed gave the room, as well as the genius idea to fold the bed up into the wall! This means any room can become a guest bedroom, or you can simply free up a lot of space in your own room. Smart!
Above window storage – Hang small crates on the wall high above windows. This is the perfect place to store stuffed animals that you can’t stand to part with, but also don’t get played with quite as much anymore. Books that have been outgrown and even seasonal toys and clothes can make their way to these storage crates, out of every one’s way.
We know that small bedrooms lack storage. Under the bed can be an awesome place to store things, but have you ever thought of creating extra room under there? These risers can give you another few inches which can translate to a lot of storage space if you stack under the bed crates just right.
There are so many options for home renovations that will make your small space more organized and less cluttered! You can really make the smallest of spaces feel big and organized with just a few changes!