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Organizing A Small Space – Control Clutter & Storage Tips

Amy, our Designer in Portland, Oregon came up with this wonderful cabinet that is the perfect small office with doors to hide everything when not in use. Custom designed and built just for her client!

Here is a part of a great post I came across called Organizing a Small Living Space: Control Clutter and Maximize the Space by From Dena Pasis,

Organizing a small living space can be a challenge when determining where to store your belongings and how to control clutter. By adopting a few simple strategies, you will be able to maximize your living space, conquer clutter and get organized.

Wall Storage: 

Walls are a great use of space that is often neglected. Using wall-mounted shelving, a baker’s rack or cabinets provide a functional option for freeing up floor space and accommodating a number of storage solutions:

  • Photos and Photo Albums
  • Books, Catalogs or Magazines
  • Multi-Media
  • Office Supplies
  • Correspondence
  • Craft Supplies
  • Keepsakes

Additional Tip: Place storage containers or baskets on the shelves to hold personal belongings such as office supplies or craft supplies. Labeling the containers is helpful to identify the contents.

Under Bed Storage: 

The empty space under your bed is a great place to accommodate containers or baskets to store a number of personal belongings:

  • Seasonal Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Hats, Scarves or Purses
  • Crafts
  • Blankets
  • Office Supplies
  • Books or Magazines
  • Exercise Equipment

Furniture with Storage: 

Furniture pieces with storage compartments provide a great space-saving option. For example, to avoid accumulating clutter on top of the coffee table, consider a table with drawers or place your own baskets or storage containers underneath the coffee table.

Transform a Closet: 

Closets are a great space to be used for alternative options than clothes. Removing the rod creates an empty enclosed space perfect for accommodating an office space, a craft area, a tool shop/workroom or any type of utility room. An added bonus is that you can close the door when the room is not in use to help create a separate space.

Closet Factory has storage solutions to help control your clutter! We have wall units with built in organizing systems, media rooms that look like furniture for custom storage for all your electronics and plenty of solutions to organize your closet! For a small space one of the best solutions is installing a custom wall bed aka Murphy bed! 

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