Clever Ways to Maximise Storage in a Small Home

A cluttered and disorganised home can quickly lead to feelings of stress and frustration, however it's easy to reach this stage when you have a small home. Maximising storage space is an effective way to create a more efficient and organised home, allowing you to make the most of every inch of space. In this article, we'll provide you with tips and advice to help you create a home that is not only beautiful but also functional and practical.

Clear out clutter regularly
Regularly going through your belongings and getting rid of items that you no longer need or use is key to maximising storage space. Consider selling or donating items in good condition and disposing of those that are beyond repair. Decluttering should be an ongoing process, so aim to have a good clear out at least once a year but ideally, once a season. 

Make use of cabinet and drawer space
Installing pull-out drawers or shelving in your cabinets can help you better utilise the space and keep items organised. Cupboard space is often wasted, so adding dividers and other shelving units inside of them ensures you're eeking out every bit of space available. 

Maximise kitchen storage
The kitchen is one place where clutter can easily accumulate, since we all usually have a lot of items we need and don't always have a lot of space. Store pots and pans vertically to free up drawer space, and make use of the back of cabinet doors to store items such as cutting boards and baking sheets. If you can create a food pantry in a boiler cupboard or a nook somewhere in or near the kitchen then it's easier to grab what you need without having to rifle through jam packed cupboards.

Get creative with wall space
Wall space can be used for storage in a variety of ways, such as installing floating shelves, hooks or pegboards to store items such as tools and cleaning supplies.

Consider storage furniture
Consider investing in storage furniture such as a storage ottoman or a storage bed to keep items out of sight and free up floor space. If you have items that you don't need to access on a regular basis but don't want to put them somewhere that's difficult to get to like the loft or garage then storage furniture can be the ideal spot. 

Store items in clear plastic containers
Store items in clear plastic containers to make it easier to see what's inside and keep items organised. It's easier to keep track of your items, throw away what you no longer need and access the items that you do when you can see exactly what you've got. Label your storage containers and bins to help you quickly identify what's inside and make it easier to find what you're looking for.

By following these tips, you can create a more efficient and organised home, making the most of every inch of storage space. With a little bit of creativity and planning, you can create a home that is not only beautiful but also functional and practical.