No matter how small your home is, there’s always room for some extra storage – you just have to know how to use the space available! In this article, you’ll find out how to make sure you have plenty of storage space in your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and hallway.
For kitchen cabinets, we already recommend installing them to full ceiling height, taking advantage of all the space – even more so if you have high ceilings. Of course, you can’t reach cabinets this high without a little step, but that’s no big sacrifice in the fight for extra cupboard space! Make sure to store things up top that you only use occasionally, and take care when getting bulky or heavy items out. Other handy kitchen features include.
- Wall organizers or magnetic strips on which you can hang kitchen utensils, pans, knives, etc. – without sacrificing counter space. We love pegboards, too, for a variety of storage options.
- Hooks, hooks, and more hooks! You can hang anything from tea towels to cutting boards on them.
- Magnetic spice racks for mounting on the fridge door.
- Storage systems on the inside of the cabinets – for lids, cleaning tools, etc.
- Adhesive holder inside the cabinet for unsightly items like plastic bags or bin liners, perfect for placing under the sink.
The dominant feature of most bedrooms is definitely the bed – and this alone can offer plenty of storage space, ideal for bedding and seasonal clothing. Whether you have a king-size or a smaller bed, look for a taller model with plenty of storage space underneath. Invest in a vacuum packing machine, too, for maximum space-saving abilities!
You can store plenty in a bedside table, too; just choose a type with multiple drawers rather than a simple table. Remember to use the walls, too – we advocate for wall shelving wherever possible.
Bathrooms tend to be on the smaller side, which means there are loads of storage options available to help with this. Most without any drilling! For example:
- Door hooks or other over-door hangers for storing textiles or spare toiletries
- Self-adhesive wall hooks for bathroom caddies
- Shower organizers with suction cups – we love ones with hooks & razor hangers
- Moveable bathroom storage – think a bar cart, but for your bathroom. Useful & adaptable! Slim ones can fit into any nook or cranny.
- Storage ladders for hanging towels
- Baskets for both laundry and fresh linens
- Turntables – sounds crazy, we know – but these rotating storage options are great for placing under the sink & storing cleaning supplies on
Other, more permanent options might include over-door shelving (again making use of every inch of space available), as well as stacked shelves wherever you can put them.
The hallway – the in-between of the home! While it’s a vital part of the space, the hallway is also where we leave shoes and clothes dirty from the outside that we don’t want inside in other rooms. It has two main functions – storage and storage. That’s why, especially in this room, you need to use every inch. To make the most of the space and visually enlarge it, we recommend:
- Choose closed tip-up shoe racks, they can fit many pairs of shoes, and the closure is both aesthetic and hygienic.
- Instead of freestanding hangers, choose wall-attached hooks and other wall-mounted storage to save space.
- Make use of the space under the ceiling and attach additional storage for less used or seasonal pieces like bulky coats.
- If you have space, hang a mirror on the wall – it visually enlarges the space, and you can check yourself in it before you leave!
- If you live independently and have the space, consider a built-in wardrobe.
So there you have it! A great, organized home – perfect for all you clean freaks out there! Happy organizing!