Are you living in a small space that is just too cluttered? Maybe you are wanting to turn a small blank space into a cool mini office.
We have some GREAT tips for you, and I’ll get to them in a second.
My family of 2 adults, 1 pre-teen, and 1 teenager are currently living in a 2-Bedroom duplex while we look for more permanent digs.
I’m not gonna lie, it’s tough. We have TOTALLY outgrown this space, and there are just things EVERYWHERE.
It’s not like it’s full of trashy clutter. We just have too many THINGS, and I have to find a way to get them off the floor. We need more space to just LIVE in. I want to make it a haven to come home to; not something that we dread walking into.
I recently saw this lady, Via Hendrix, on the Drew Barrymore Show, and she is my new small-space hero.
I just happened to be flipping through the TV channels, looking for something entirely different, when I got GLUED to this segment about making your small space more liveable.
It’s like this show was meant for me, and maybe you can relate!!
Here are tips for making a small living space a more manageable living space.
Via Hendrix lives in a small — MICRO — 72 square foot apartment in New York, so she had to really get creative and learn how to make the small space more liveable.
She even does it WITHOUT a closet, which is something for which I can currently relate. We have 2 tiny closets for 4 people, so I NEED some creative ideas!!
Via says you need to take advantage of all that “vertical real estate.” Meaning, get things OFF THE FLOOR, and find a way to fit them on your walls.
One way that she has creatively done this is to display some of her accessories on the walls, kind of like art.
You can take purses, jewelry, hats — and other hangable things — and put them on your walls. Not only does it look kinda cool, it is very functional.
Get some floating shelves, and display your shoes, books, and other things that can’t really be hung by themselves from the wall.
You can even get some decorative boxes to put your papers and other small things in. Then you just put the boxes on your floating shelves with your shoes and books. Pretty, huh?!?
You can get these hella cute Decorative Boxes off of the Target website. A set of 2 runs $19.
Via also got some hanging clothes racks, and put them up against one of the walls. She says her clothes are her prized possession, and people love to go through them when they come over.
Now, I don’t want people pillaging through my clothes, but this is a GREAT idea for limited closet space.
These are SUCH great tips that you can incorporate — and I WILL be using them — into your functional small space.
Have another great tip for small space living? Let us know in the comments below.