Tiny homes have less space and need to be organized to create the illusion of having more space. Many tiny homes are only 80 square feet, but they have storage space designed in unusual places to maximize less storage space. Organizing a tiny house involves reducing clutter, storing in unusual spaces, using shelving, hanging some kitchen and other items on hooks, and buying the right furniture. Below we give you some tips on organizing your tiny home.
Declutter Your Belongings and Only Bring What You Really Need
When you move into your tiny home, only bring what you really need and use. In the kitchen only bring one toaster and coffee pot you do not need two. This is a general rule to follow for every room. Remove clutter and give yourself a simple easy to use design. Ask yourself whether you really need this item and use it often enough to warrant bringing it along. You may have to cut down on the number of collectibles, clothes, beauty products, or kitchen items you own. Dedicate the most storage space to rooms you spend the most time in. Eliminate junk mail by throwing it away and donate old magazines and books you never read.
Create Storage In Unusual Spaces
When you have your tiny home built, have a storage compartment built into the floor. You can decide where you want these storage areas to go. Some storage can be built as drawers that can be pulled out. These drawers can store clothing, shoes, and housewares. Storage drawers can be designed under stairs, in the floor, or as part of a bed frame to store toys, cleaning products, and more. Most of your belongings can be stored in places you do not usually think of. In the kitchen, hang utensils and pots and pans from hooks. You can install shelving to put items in corners and convenient locations. Built-in benches for sitting on can provide extra storage.
Choose Smart Furniture And Appliances
Some homeowners invest in beds that pull out from the wall and can be pushed back into the wall during the day saving space. A raised bed is another viable option. It will give you plenty of room to store items underneath. In the bathroom, you can purchase a bathtub with storage compartments for towels, bath supplies, and more. Install sinks with open storage for more room to store what you need. A collapsible dining room table or one that slides out from the wall will save you room. It’s also a good idea to invest in smaller appliances for both space- and energy-saving benefits. You’ll be able to find slim refrigerators, compact ovens, countertop appliances, and dishwashers that will fit in your tiny home.
Tiny homes need an excellent organization strategy to keep belongings where they need to be. Organizing helps you maintain and enjoy the benefits of living in your tiny home.