Inspiration

Guidelines for Keeping Small Spaces Organized

By Danielle Miller

11 April 2016 3minutes

If you live in New York, you know a thing or two about the small living movement. Whether it be small homes, tiny apartments or micro-units, we can all use more space and organization! If you find your space frequently full of clutter, being organized is key. We’ve put together a few ideas to help you organize your clutter.

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

When it comes to staying organized in a small space, it is simply about being strategic and intentional and making most of the space you have.

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

Tip 1: Build Upwards

The best way to utilize your space in your kitchen, bathroom, living room or your closet is to build or install a wall unit, shelves or cabinets that extend all the way up to the ceiling.

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

Tip 2: Take Advantage of Any Dead Space

If you have an old piece of furniture or many knickknacks lying around taking up space in your home, clear the clutter and cut your necessities down to your must-haves. Dead space corners are great places to add extra light. Whether they’re located in your living room, bedroom, or kitchen, invest in a couple of stand-up lamps can help you to get the most out of your dead space.

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

Tip 3: Find Storage Out of Sight

Although a lack of obvious storage space might seem like a nuisance, consider your lack of storage as an opportunity to explore some new creative alternatives! You can use under-bed storage as the invisible solution for having limited storage space. You can store out-of-season clothes within luggage you’re not currently using, as well.

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

Tip 4: Prioritize

With the changing seasons throughout the year, you can rotate your wardrobe, so that off season items don’t take up precious storage space. While you may have a wish list of appliances and gadgets you want to buy, only keep or purchase the ones you know you will use daily. You can also cut down your dishes to a few of each item.

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

Tip 5: Make it Multifunctional

Multi-purpose items such as your dining table can be bought with built-in additional storage. Be smart with your purchases. This will help you get the most out of your space without leaving a huge impact. Another idea is to have a desk built into your wall.

Use these guidelines to keep your NYC small space organized

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We hope you found this bit of information helpful, inspiring, and motivating toward making plans to renovate your kitchen and bathroom.

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