14 Clever Storage Hacks from People Living in Tiny Houses
These tiny home dwellers reveal storage hacks so good you’ll want to steal them for yourself!
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“Toss out (recycle) your food storage containers and buy a uniform set so that every lid fits every bottom. At most keep two sizes, but one size is better,” suggests Ryan Mitchell author of Planning Your Tiny House. After you recycle the containers, check out the 13 items in your kitchen you need to throw out already.
Try cute containers
Blogger and photographer Sara Miedema of Little Harbor Home says she “loves using cute baskets and crates for storage.” Her reasoning? If you make visible storage aesthetically pleasing you won’t mind it sitting out. This works for bins placed on an open shelf, crates stacked in a corner, or baskets under an end table. Don’t miss these 17 products from The Container Store you need in your life.
Try recessed shelving
Instead of shelves that jut out, try built-in shelving. Ethan Waldman says, “in my house the wall that divides the bathroom has built-in shelves. It’s perfect for holding small toiletries and other bathroom supplies.” Installing recessed shelving is not the only DIY project you can tackle, here are 14 weekend projects that add to home value.
Try hanging baskets
“With small space storage, think of ways to store things not only horizontally, but vertically, as well,” Gnau says. This can mean hanging baskets which can be a great way to get things up off the floor. Think outside the basket, they’re not just for fruit in the kitchen; you can keep socks, toys, craft supplies, bath products, and just about anything else in them. Follow these 12 decorating tips to banish stress from your home.
Try pop-up bins
“The best way to store stuff in a small space is to simply have less stuff!” Miedema says. “We’re constantly editing and if something doesn’t fit—it’s gone!” Collect items to give away in a pop-up bin, it’s easy to grab and go when its time to donate, plus it folds flat when not in use. Next, read on for 50 organizing tips you’ll wish you knew all along.