No matter how big your home is, it’s a constant struggle for everyone to squeeze that extra bit of spare square footage in. This problem can be especially significant for those of you living in homes on the smaller side. So, if you live in a tiny city apartment or maybe you share with other people and you just want to make the most of the space that you have, then this list may offer the perfect suggestion for you to get the most out of your space.
Are you tired of tripping on piles of old books, or digging through mountains of clothes just to get to your bed? Well, selling all those surplus books and clothes maybe the easiest and cost-effective way of solving this problem and getting your floor space back. If you sell your books with WeBuyBooks you will get a good price and you won’t have to pay a penny, what’s to lose? Looking to tackle that carpet of clothes? Check out sites like Vinted or Depop to see how much you can earn from your old clothes.
Do you find yourself staring at the blank walls wondering what to put up? Well, how about shoes? It may sound silly but how much room do your shoes actually take up that could be used for something else? All it takes is a few pegs and a splash of creativity and you have yourself a highly practical wall feature. The same concept can be applied to the kitchen: instead of filling all the cupboards, put a few hooks up and hang all your pots and pans to get those rustic vibes going.
Another great space saving hack is simply investing in wall mounted furnishings and lighting instead of having it free standing. Just by using wall lights rather than a lamp, you can save several square feet of space that can be used for something else. The same can be said for shelves. Floating shelves are a great space saving hack and can revolutionise the space you have when you replace big clunky bookshelves with these smart and compact shelving units.
For those of you living in a space full of weird, awkwardly shapes corners and alcoves, a great space saving hack is to test out your DIY skills and turn that space into a bespoke bench or desk. Create your own multipurpose area for work, dining, reading or chilling and double it up as extra storage for your stuff.
Get crafty with your existing storage and make the most out of the space that you already have. Have a think about how you can upgrade your cupboards to be more efficient, maybe you can add in a drawer or two to get some compartmented space or maybe fit some hanging racks and free that cupboard filled with mugs and coffee cups.
Magnets aren’t exactly new, but they are quickly becoming a must-have for hardcore space savers out there. The simple versatility of a good set of magnets is almost limitless, letting you store all manner of items pretty much anywhere you want. All you need is a surface to attach your magnets to and you’re set. Whether it be tins of spices on the back of a cupboard door or somewhere to put your keys, so you don’t keep losing them.
Multipurpose furniture is an excellent space saving hack. The ability to store all your clothes and bedding under your bed and out of site will free up so much space that would otherwise need to be filled with wardrobes, shelves or boxes.
Another handy tip is investing in a sofa bed, that way you don’t need to invest in a whole extra room to accommodate guests. However, achieving these space saving feats doesn’t necessarily mean that you must go and spend hundreds of pounds on a new bed, maybe you can just crack out the tape measure and visit the local wood store to build yourself you own under bed storage.
Struggling to find space for a dining table? Another great space saving hack is to use a folding table, perfect for those times where you need a little extra seating space but you don’t want to permanently fill your kitchen with a huge dining table. For some more space efficiency, you can even attached your folding table, so once you are done with it you can simply fold it back up into the wall.
So, there you have just a few space saving hacks to make the most out of the space in your home.