Living in a “normal” house again has been a major transition. I no longer have to contemplate every purchase to make sure the item will fit and serve a dual purpose. I haven’t had to persuade the grandparents to limit the number of toys they give. I don’t even have to pass over a great sale on clothes because my closet is too small.
But, I still do all of those things! Living in 740 square feet for almost five years has changed me forever.
There are some habits that I just don’t want to break. And there are some tricks that worked for us in our small loft that will work in any small space.
If you feel like you’ve outgrown your home and need more space, you may be surprised at how much unused space you have. All you have to do is look up!
Increase Storage by Utilizing Height in a Small Space
You’ll be surprised at how much storage you gain when you move closer to the ceiling. A wall-to-wall storage unit like the one pictured above can store toys, books, a TV, and even random things like old annuals, a sewing machine, and car detailing equipment (*ahem*). But, you certainly don’t have to buy an entire piece of furniture to use the height of your room to the fullest. Consider these options to increase storage in a small space:
- Add another shelf in your closet to store out of season clothes, craft supplies, or even seasonal decorations.
- Hang a shelve on the wall to hold decorative boxes full of items that just don’t seem to have a better home.
- Store supplies in a decorate box or magazine holder on top of a bookshelf instead of only on the shelves.
Do you have other suggestions? What ideas do you have to increase storage in a small space?