30 simple ways to maximize home space
We've all been home more than usual lately. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, staying home will be the new normal for the foreseeable future. So, it's a good idea to maximize your home space now and reap the benefits for years to come.
Most people can maximize home space better, even if they own a large home (more than 2,000 square feet). Space is valuable! An extra room can be rented for an income of a few hundred dollars per month. That's a huge gain from a small amount of reorganizing.
Owners of small homes (i.e., apartments, townhouses, etc.) might not gain a financial profit from maximizing space, but they can certainly gain functionality. Morning routines can become smoother and finding lost items could be a task of the past.
Regardless of your home size, maximizing the space will help create a welcoming and calm living environment.
Here are 30 simple ways to maximize your home space, for any size home.
Adding mirrors to a room makes the space seam larger.
Under-the-bed boxes keep clutter off the floor.
Add hidden storage in furniture, such as benches or ottomans
Add shelves to increase vertical storage.
Get rid of items you don't use.
Roll your clothing in your dresser to fit more in each drawer.
Add extra shelves inside your fridge and kitchen cabinets.
Consider a Murphy bed.
Stash baskets under your coffee table or side tables for quick clean up.
Store your out-of-season clothes in bins.
Create a designated craft cart or craft bin that you can put away.
Add a shoe rack inside a closet.
Multi-purpose your kitchen counter as a bar for eating.
Use kitchen drawer organizers.
Keep all kid toys in their bedroom or play room.
Store half the toys at a given time and swap them out occasionally.
Purchase collapsible furniture and equipment, such as an ironing board or treadmill.
Use a loft bed and put furniture underneath.
Add bookshelves or shelving, even over doorways and in garages.
Use the minimum amount of furniture you need.
Make your outdoor decks, patios, etc. fully usable.
Use the space under your stairs.
Use over-the-door hangers.
Don't buy oversize furniture.
Consider pocket doors.
Stick with white or light colors for your walls.
Pick a headboard with shelving.
Hang cleaning supplies on the back of a closet door.
Get a stackable washer/dryer.
Mount TVs to the wall to forgo TV stands.