Living in a small apartment or home can be very challenging. There is a square footage issue, which does not allow you to store a lot of stuff; this can make your little dwelling look cluttered quickly. You need to have possessions to function in life, and yet you may not wish to look like a hoarder or someone who can’t keep their home neat and tidy.
Interior decorators and home organizers make a lot of money helping people who are in the same situation you are in, and are always coming up with creative solutions to home organization problems. They essentially stow your belongings away so that they are out of sight and out of mind. You do not need to invest in an interior design degree or spend your hard earned money on a professional to make your home look amazing, as there are several simple secrets you can deploy for small space organization in every room of your house.
The living room is one of the most used rooms in just about every home. It is where you go to unwind after a long hard day and watch some television, while visiting with your family. This can also be one of the hardest rooms to organize because it lacks closet space.
Invest in a large trunk and use this as your living room storage mecca. It is a nice stand in for a traditional coffee table and can be used to store blankets, magazines, and other living room comfort essentials. If you are in the market for a new couch, find one that comes complete with cup holders and center consoles. These built-in consoles will hold remote controls, tissue boxes, games, and other small items within easy reach. Decorative baskets are also a good solution for bookshelf storage and they come in a variety of fun colors and shapes.
Kitchen storage can be a major issue because it seems as though there are never enough cupboards and drawers to hold all of the serveware and utensils you own. Functional decorating is essential when you have a less than desirable sized kitchen. Serveware can be displayed on shelves within the kitchen, and pots and pans can be hung from metal racks attached to the ceiling. Utensils and canisters look nice displayed in on the kitchen counter in beautiful arrangements. The kitchen industry has also made it so that you can display your spices on a wall and have them ready at hand when you need them; the color choices are endless, and you can customize the spices displayed as you see fit.
Many bathrooms are small and yet this is where we keep most of our toiletries and freshen up for the day. Bathroom organization can be complicated for the simple fact that you can’t fit much furniture into them to store your belongings. Invest in a small stand up cabinet or an over the toilet shelf system and add baskets to the shelves. These baskets can hold all of your soap and essentials. The shelves can store neatly folded bath and hand towels and will make your bathroom look clean and spa-like. Small glass jars can be displayed on the countertops and are a good place to store swabs, wipes, and cotton balls. You can even purchase decorative soap and lotion dispensers to keep your liquids in and prevent manufacturer bottles from cluttering the precious cabinet space under the sink.
The best way to keep your bedroom looking like somewhere you want to rest at night is to invest in a carefully planned out closet organization system. These systems can be custom built for just about any size closet and come equipped with drawers, shelves, and lots of hanging space. The key is to keep as many items in the closet as you can so the bedroom itself looks spacious and promotes relaxation. A large trunk also works nice in the bedroom as it adds character, and can be used to stow away extra blankets and bedding. Keep the top drawer of your dresser free of clothing items so that you have a convenient place to tuck away your MP3 players, jewelry, and hair accessories.
Office Space and Other Rooms:
For those of you who are lucky enough to have an extra room in your home for office space, crafts, and other needs, the best way to keep these rooms organized and functional are to invest in plenty of book shelves and storage containers. Storage containers are not just clear and plastic anymore, but can be designed to look like just about anything. Take a stroll through your favorite home décor store and you will find storage containers that look like books, globes, animals, decorative boxes, and anything else you can possibly dream of. Storage containers can now add to the look of your home instead of just being a functional way to keep your things organized.
With a little creativity you can find the right storage devises to suit your needs and keep your life organized. You do not need the assistance of a professionally paid interior designer or an organizer to make your home a place where you can relax at the end of a hard day. Create a plan of how you would like your home to look and then watch as your little dwelling opens up and becomes more spacious thanks to your organization efforts.