Creating and keeping an organized home can be a challenge. Doing so when you are working with a small space or minimal storage can seem impossible. Luckily, there are fairly simple ways to organize your home without giving up on style. From adding storage outside to making a good first impression, here are a few tips for tackling clutter in your home.
Start with Outdoor Spaces
With over 300 days of sunshine, mild weather, and some of the most beautiful sunsets you can ever hope to see, you’re bound to spend a lot of time outside. Be sure to begin your organizing and cleaning by boosting your home’s outdoor spaces. Look for storage items, such as deck boxes and benches, where you can quickly stash items and keep them from fading in all that sun. Wayfair offers quite a selection of patio storage items, including benches with handy built-in storage, well as decor to perk up your patios and porches. If you decide to do any landscaping, you can use pots and hanging baskets to add greenery or flowers or think about using containers to create your own edible garden.
Clean Up Your Entryway
The first thing you see when you walk into your home can set the tone for the time spent there. So you should make sure your entryway is organized and neat at all times. You can use tables, benches, or cabinets to add a little bit of order to this space in your home. Tailor your upgrades to make your everyday routines a little easier. Install hooks to hold keys, bags, and jackets. Put some baskets or dishes out to catch your spare change, Isotopes stubs, or sunglasses. Finally, create a system that keeps your mail organized. You can cut out a lot of clutter you receive in your mailbox by opting out of junk mail and advertisements, which can be a great way to reserve space in a small home and a small step in saving the environment.
Create Multipurpose Rooms
A small space doesn’t have to limit your options for style and utility in your home. You just need to make your rooms smarter. You can use shelves and bookcases to create some separation in small spaces. So, it’s easy to fit a home office, lounge, and even a dining room into the same tight space. One other idea is to look for sleek wall storage or even bookcases that include a Murphy bed. These double-use furniture pieces can be practical, and beautiful, way to add more organization to your home. Make sure you are not ignoring nooks or corners in your small spaces, which can be used for even more stylish storage or decor options. When you have a small home, every inch counts when it comes to creating order. However, due to the limited space, you still might have some overflow. If there are certain items you want to keep but can’t feasibly and reasonably fit into your home, consider renting a self-storage unit.
Get Creative with Closets
Closets can be another common source of chaos in your home. Whether you have a small closet, a walk-in, or no closet at all, there are quite a few ways to make over this storage space. You can use baskets and bins to collect smaller items like scarves, hats, and gloves. Try to create a system that keeps your shoes visible so you will be more likely to wear what you buy. Since your clothes tend to change with the seasons, you can also try only keeping seasonal items on hand in your closet. Store what you are not currently wearing in containers under your bed or consider getting rid of items you no longer use. If you do not have a closet, you can create one in no time. With rolling racks from The Container Store, you can turn a small nook or corner in your home into a beautiful and functional space to store your clothes.
Living in a small home doesn’t have to put limitations on your quality of life. Clutter can be a source of stress, so make sure you keep clutter out of your home. With a little creativity, you can add stylish storage and make use of every inch of your home while bringing order to your life.
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