This week we’ve been focusing on how to maximize your living space when your square footage is less-than-desired. We’ve already given you 10 tips, and today we’ll finish up with four final ones! Are there any we missed? Let us know in the comments, or on our Facebook and Twitter pages!
- Place “fun stuff” in closed furniture. There are all kinds of armoirs and cabinets these days that are made to stow away TVs and computers when they are not in use. Maybe you can even go with an old vintage roll-top desk for your laptop. This makes your home feel less cluttered with electronics and cords.
- Be merciless with clothes. Clothes tend to somehow multiply throughout the years. When space is limited, though, these need to be one of the first things to go. Make a rule that when you buy something new, you give away something as well. Or maybe you get rid of those jeans that are too small, but you’re hoping to get into in a year.
- Organize your entrance spaces. These are notorious for becoming veritable disaster zones. Coats on the floor, shoes scattered everywhere, and things getting trampled on are regular occurrences for these spaces. Luckily, with the organization craze of late, you can buy benches with drawers, wall-mounted cubbies, and of course hooks for your coats and hats. Take advantage of all these tools!
- Keep only what you need in the bathrooms. There is no reason to have 5 bottles of shampoo in the shower, or a pile of extra towels lying in a corner. Utilize glass shelving, and stand alone organizing drawers.