3 Ways to Manage Small Spaces The Easy Way
In small spaces, there isn't any room for large furniture pieces or lots of stuff. So, to make the space functional, people need to be creative in where they store items. Storing items on walls helps maximize storage space in a small room. Here are some of my little spaces storage ideas that helped me and my family store our stuff.
Long shelves with a ledge work great in kid's room. I purchased these recently at IKEA (the link is the white version). These black ledge shelves were a little different from their standard shelves and were - get this - on clearance. I was in luck; I spent very little all of them. We used the top large one to hold my daughter's ukulele and her bracelet collection. Framed pictures display nicely on them as well.
The smaller shelves hold the tablet and cell phone for charging and watching the tablet in bed. The ledge helps keep things on the shelf. We moved the bed about 8-10 inches from the wall and added the shallow ledge shelves to make a makeshift night stand against the wall. This will also help my child make her bed easier. It's a win-win for all. 😉
A year or so ago, I bought these corner shelves for my bedroom because I wanted to get rid of a tall, bulky bookshelf I only used to hold old books I read and reference books. I decided that I wanted the books with the rest of my collection which was in my office, so I moved them out of my bedroom. But, I still had small pictures and other things I wanted to display in my room, so I picked up these corner shelves from IKEA(not sure if they carry them anymore) and my husband and I caulked the space between the wall and the shelf to make it look like they were original built-ins. I love them.
Recently, I created this mason jar project for my bathroom. Mason jars and copper wire with wood backing, check out the step-by-step instructions. These mason jars are working out great in my vanity area. Since my daughter and I use them, I can see at a glance when these items need to be replaced. Very cool.
The best thing about living in a smaller house is that I can use my creativity to organize the spaces. I do have to measure and figure out how much space I have though. It helps me use my imagination and keeps me from buying anything too large for the room. Sure, I would love to have all the space in the world, but with all the space, I would have more to do more to keep up with those spaces. I rather be helping others organize or cook meals for friends and family. Do you have a small home? What is your favorite way to safe space in your home? Please leave a message below.
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