Living in a small home doesn’t need to be an unorganized mess. In fact, living in a smaller home gives you the opportunity to get structured and stay that way. Check out these 7 tips for organizing a home that’s 900 square feet or less on a budget!
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Clutter Has to Go
If you want to be organized in a small home, there is no room for clutter. Your first step to organizing the home is to get rid of anything and everything that does not have a purpose.
Use Closet Space
Typically small homes don’t lack in closet space, so this gives you an opportunity to utilize it as much as possible.
Always Go Up
One thing about small houses is that they have plenty of space going “up.” If you can’t find anywhere to organize, consider adding shelves to walls to help make organizing easier.
Keep the Furniture Small
If you have huge furniture it will be incredibly hard to walk around a small home, which will make it even more frustrating for those who live there. Utilizing small furniture helps you have more space for other items. You can also invest in furniture that’s easy to move around the home as well. Using the furniture when you need it and putting it away when you don’t is a great move.
Use the Back of Doors & Cabinets
Homes that are 900 square feet or less have doors and cabinets just like bigger homes. Your best bet for organizing is to use this space to your advantage. Think of everything you can store and organize when you use this space to your advantage. Plus, there are tons of cute organizers just waiting to be bought!
Use the Garage, Attic, or Shed
Unfortunately, not all small homes have a garage, attic, or shed, but these are your best friends whenever you have a small home. Smaller homes tend to get cluttered easier and stay unorganized because there’s nowhere to put items. Using an outside space helps you keep the inside free of untidiness and also allows you to find items you really need.
Stay on Top of It
Tinier spaces seem to get unorganized faster because there are fewer places to store the “junk.” Find time each day or week to get the clutter under control. Pick a corner of the home, time yourself for 15 minutes, and organize as much as possible. The less “stuff” you have, the easier it is to stay on top of your smaller home.
Living in 900 square feet or less does have it challenges, but organization doesn’t need to be one of them. Think twice about everything you bring into your home. The “more stuff” you have, the less living space you have.
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