My house is on the smaller size. According to the county records, it is 1036 square feet. So…if you do the math…it’s a pretty tight fit for the six of us. I’m not complaining. We have learned to live in a “small” space and do just fine. However, storage and organization is key. When just a few things are out of place, the entire house seems to be in disarray.
One of my challenges is finding a place for everything and still making it all look nice. Here are a few of my solutions.
My Better Half and I share a closet (1 of only 2 in the house!!). It is like a coat closet and measures only 30 inches wide, so I take advantage of hangers like this.
I got a few of these at a thrift store for $2-$3.
We don’t have an office space so I need to hide paperwork and filing cabinets inconspicuously.
Every little space in our house has been used for something. During our kitchen remodel, there were a few little inches that were not allotted for in the plans…those inches are being used for storage of my pans.
Under-bed storage is a treasure. This is what we have done under my Princess’ bed. We did away with her headboard and frame and set her box springs right on these under-bed storage boxes. Her out-of-season clothes are in these.
|These wouldn’t fit under the bed without getting rid of her frame.|
In between these storage boxes are boxes with her play dough, tea set, coloring books, and so on.
My Better Half made our boy’s beds. They are in need of an update but for now they are captains beds with the drawers right under the beds.
|They wanted an autograph wall but we settled on letting them have their friends sign their beds instead.|
Now that I’m learning to sew, I’m trying to create a space that is practical. I’m hoping to get that area organized by Friday so I can show you what I’ve done in my weekly organizing post.
I’ve decided (with no real other options) to use part of my school room. The table that we were using for school is in there and not being used anymore except to collect clutter. So I’m putting it to dual use. It will now be my sewing table and will be storing a bunch of big totes underneath.
I didn’t want the totes to be seen, so I made ( I sewed the pleats in it and hemmed it :)) this table skirt and used velcro and hot glue to attach it to the table. I can fit at least 8 totes under the table while it is sitting on top of them.
These are a few of our storage and organizing tactics. My Better Half is working on a really cool one now. I can’t wait to show you!!