Living in a Small Home – Tips and Ideas

Tips and Ideas: Tiny Tips for Living in a Small Home + Giveaway

If there is any fact that is more true than not is that I am always looking for creative, functional and good looking storage. Since I live in about 800 square feet there is a constant need to find creative ways to find spaces and ways to fill those spaces with storage.

When I saw the storage solutions available from Lush Decor my mind went wild with the additional ways i could add storage and still have the overall esthetic that I want my home to have.

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Lush Decor. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Here are the things that I have learned about living in a smaller home, and maximizing the storage available and how Lush Decor can assist.

Stacking: I have discovered that stacking a nice assortment of decorative boxes can do wonders for storage. I try to coordinate my storage so they all match and label them with the contents. This tends to give everything a home and everything a place.

Re-purpose: I discovered that a ottoman can not only provide functional storage but can also be used as additional seating and, as it is in my house, a perch for cats.

Trash Clutter: We all have it, that clutter that accumulates, Take 10 minutes every day, chose a area of your house and be ruthless – trash what you do not need and find a new home for the items that stay.

Open Boxes: If you have items that you need to access, such as toys, magazines, craft projects, or work projects, an open decorative box is the way to go. This open box makes storage functional, yet easily accessible.

Look Under: Use that space under a credenza and under your bed. Get a couple under the bed boxes and store those winter clothes in the summer and those summer clothes in the winter. I use under our credenza for extra kitchen items, and items that are only used a couple times a year.

Collapse: If all else fails, collapse. One of my favorite items is collapsible bowls, collapsible measuring cups. Since these collapse, they are easily stackable, and easy to store vertically in cupboards.

While living in a small house can at times be a challenge, especially when you are a blogger, there are ways to maximize space while not sacrificing the esthetic of your home. With companies like Lush Decor, you can have storage that keeps that esthetic you desire.

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64 thoughts on “Living in a Small Home – Tips and Ideas

  1. Catherine Lewis

    Donate your extra stuff to children’s or abused women’s homes!

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  2. Sandy Klocinski

    Clip the boxes jewelry comes in together to create tidy divided storage for pens and pencils, lipsticks, plastic flatware, whatever it is that clutters your drawer (maybe jewelry?).

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  3. Joy

    Put matching sheet sets inside one of it’s own pillow cases to keep the linen closet neat and organized.

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  4. amy guillaume linderman

    LABEL everything in a permanent way…my husband doesnt label boxes and we never know what is in them

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  5. alexbellen

    Remember to look through all boxes at least once a month to reorganize as well as donate and/or recycle the stuff you don’t need!

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  6. Geena Jean O'Banion

    I love those little fabric baskets and storage cubes. The nice part is that they are not HEAVY to pick up and carry. Thank you for the giveaway

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  7. Shelly Leatham

    Get rid of unneeded items. Lots of other people might need them!

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  8. Cheryl Chervitz

    Go through all of your things every 4 months and get rid of want you don’t use.

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  9. Seyma Shabbir

    To first donate or throw away items you no longer need or use THEN store what you have left!! Always label too!

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  10. Debbie F

    I don’t really have any storage tips, other than the ones you wrote about, the storage boxes under the bed and whatnot.
    The only thing I’ve done that has been great are those over the door hanging pocket organizers. Those are really great for getting shoes off the floor and little things out of the way in the garage or closet.

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  11. Wendy R.

    For me, the only way that storage works is to keep it organized. Specialized organizers work well for me.

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  12. Darcy Koch

    My best tip is to always label what is inside ANY storage piece. It saves a lot of time when looking for something.

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  13. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I read this tip and it had worked for me. I hung all of my clothes on the rod backward. As I wore items, washed & hung them back I turned them the correct way. After a year I decided what to do with the items I had not worn that past year.

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  14. Jen Dantuma

    Use all available spaces such as under your bed, under a table that has a table skirt, and I even made a curtain from vintage curtains which I hung on a tension rod in the opening of my unused fire place…I have a storage tub in there so nothing gets dirty.

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  15. Lauren U

    Benches with storage and lots of cubby spaces help store all my sons toys!

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  16. Nancy

    My best storage tip is to regularly cull through your extra belongings and donate the usable excess to others. You’ll have less to store and have only what you need.

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  17. Cynthia Green

    My best storage tip is to use drawers and label them with exactly what is inside.

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  18. icoulduseawishrightnow

    My best storage tip is put things where they are needed so you don’t have to go through a bunch of things looking where it is, if you tend to put something in a certain spot make that it’s home and you’ll spend less time looking for it.

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  19. Cindy Ramirez

    As a college student, I’m on a tight budget- but I do like appreciate coordination. So I’ve bought inexpensive containers that are often different colors and then I spray paint them so that my room doesn’t look like a messy rainbow.

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  20. Victoria Scott

    I have bins everywhere. My best tip is to make sure you label!

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  21. Laurie Nykaza

    I love using the bags for quilts that you suck the air out of with the vacuum

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  22. elizabeth miller

    My best storage tip is to organize by season. Winter stuff is out of sight during summer and visa versa.

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  23. Shane A

    The dollar stores are great places to find lots of containers to store stuff in.

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  24. Yvonne Delgado

    Place like things together to make it easier to find things you need. For my kids toys I really like see thru containers and for other items cute decorative containers to place along side books in the bookcase

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  25. imaclutz89

    Keep just enough toys available for your little ones that fit in storage containers to keep things neat. Keep everything else out of eye sight and switch out toys as they get bored.

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  26. Elizabeth H.

    I use a shoe rack or over the door shoe rack for my shoes. And I also keep some shoes in the shoeboxes with a picture taped to the outside so I know what pair of shoes is inside the box.

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  27. Jane H

    Honestly, my best tip is to store only what you realistically know you are going to use again. If you haven’t gone into that storage for more than a year, you may want to consider donating to someone who will use it.

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  28. Sharonc

    My best storage tip is to get rid of the junk. Really, how much of your closets/storage areas/garage filled with items you will never use? Once you get rid of this unused stuff, you may find you have sufficient storage. Of course, no matter how few items you have, everything must have a place and be in it.

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  29. Julieh

    My storage tip is to get different storage bins in cute designs for functional storage.

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  30. Susan Chester

    My storage tip is to buy a coffee table that doubles as a trunk. You can store all manners of things in it, and have your items easily available.

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  31. Amy Deeter

    Arrange stuff, just don’t a mixture of different things in there

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  32. Toni Feimer

    My best storage tip is if you haven’t used it in over a year, donate or toss it. This creates room for your needed items.

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  33. Richard Hicks

    My best tip is to be sure to clearly label the box before it is put away

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  34. Lisa Coomer Queen

    Well, I really don’t have a good storage tip! My house is small and I try to keep the clutter out by throwing things away we don’t use. Thanks!

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  35. Elicia P

    When changing seasons store your off season clothes in large containers. This way it is easy and you do not have extra clothes. Also, great way to go through what you want to get rid of.

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