Organizing a Small Space – Tips and Tricks
Organizing a small space can be difficult, but with ever rising property prices mean that residents of the Seattle and Bellevue area have learned to adapt to life in smaller homes and small rooms. From your bedrom at home, to your office in work, it can be tough to know how best to organize yourself in your shrinking environment. However, a small space doesn’t have to be a negative when it comes to your organizational systems – it might even be a good thing. How could this possibly be the case? Read on to find out!
Less Space, Less Clutter
One of the main benefits of organizing yourself within a small room is the lack of clutter. Put simply, you can’t accumulate clutter if you don’t have anywhere to put it. Additionally, the unneeded items that may have gone unnoticed in a larger space will soon become very obvious in a small room (allowing you to re-home or dispose of it). When your shelf space is valuable, you will pay much closer attention to everything that occupies it.
Here at HTP Builders, we believe that a less cluttered space will in turn lead to a less cluttered mind – something we all strive for.
More Affordable Storage Solutions Will Save You Time and Money
Soon after your move in to your new home or office, you will notice that you need to add some shelving or cabinetry to store your stuff in. In large areas, the cost of installing these storage solutions can be quite high. In your newly de-cluttered small space, the process will be much easier and more affordable.
However, not only will your small space save you some money, it will also make it much easier for you to organize your life. Previously you may have had to search through several rooms and cabinets for those important documents. In an efficiently designed small space, you will know exactly where everything is at all times, and it isn’t likely to be too far away from you!
Practical Advice For Organizing a Small Space
We have discussed some of the ways how your life and environment can be improved while living or working in a small space. However, it is always helpful to take a brief look at some practical ideas that you can implement in your everyday life. Some of our favorites include:
1) Decide what needs to be readily accessible and organize accordingly:
When living or working in a small space, it is important to know which things you use every day and which ones you use less frequently. This is because the items that are infrequently utilized can be stored in less accessible places. An example many will be familiar with is the Christmas tree. We don’t use it all year long, so we store it in the attic most of the time. Meanwhile, items we use regularly, such as cutlery or TV remotes, need to be stored in places we can easily get to.
2) Compartmentalize multi-purpose rooms:
Sometimes when we live in a small space, our rooms share duties. For example, your living room may also double as your dining room. If this is the case in your home, it may be helpful for you to make a clear divide that indicates where one room ends and another begins. It can even be as simple as adding a rug or table to act as a boundary marker. If you are looking for a more permanent divider such as a counter or an island, HTP Builders can help. Our design team will be happy to discuss the best way to keep your multi-purpose room organized.
3) Make use of vertical space:
A small space means a small amount of horizontal square footage, but it does not necessarily mean a lack of vertical space. Be sure to take advantage of the vertical space in your home or office by installing features like ceiling hooks for your pots and pans or floor to ceiling shelving for your books or DVDs. Of course, HTP Builders would be thrilled to assist you with any of these additions to your property.
Make the Best Use of Your Home
Optimize your home one room at a time by organizing a small space today. It all starts with that one cramped room to get the ball rolling. Living or working in a small space no longer means having to be cramped and uncomfortable. By making a few strategic additions to your home and efficiently organizing your space, you can be happy in your environment once again. For more information on how HTP Builders can help you to rediscover your love for your small space, contact us today.
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