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.

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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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24 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!

  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?).

  3. Joy

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

  4. amy guillaume linderman

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

  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!

  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

  7. Shelly Leatham

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

  8. Cheryl Chervitz

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

  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!

  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.

  11. Wendy R.

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

  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.

  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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