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Helpful Tips to Organize a Small Space With a Lot of Things

A cluttered and chaotic environment can be extremely stressful, especially in a small space. Not only is it difficult to find things when they’re hidden away in a mess, but living in an unorganized environment can also lead to feelings of anxiety and overwhelm. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to organize a small space without sacrificing your sanity. By using some simple tips and tricks, you can create an oasis of calm in the middle of all the chaos.

Purge your belongings - get rid of anything you don't need or use

Hoarding is a type of mental illness where people accumulate things and live in clutter. Hoarding can lead to chaos, which is why it's important to start purging your belongings. The first step to knowing how to transform your space into an oasis of calm is purging anything you don't need or use. One of the challenges of smaller spaces is always a lack of storage. A simple solution could be ordering a custom closet that can easily adapt to the layout of your space. However, once you create more storage space you may feel drawn to fill it with unnecessary stuff. This is why it's important to be ruthless when purging your belongings and only keep what you need and use.

Label everything - this will help you find things quickly

One of the best ways to organize a small space is by labeling everything. This way, you'll know where everything is and can find things quickly. Not only will this make your space look neater, but it will also make it more functional. You can use a variety of labels such as color-coding, size, or type of item. For example, you could have a bin for winter clothes and label it with a bright red sticker, or you could store all your office supplies in one place and label the container with green stickers.

Use storage solutions that are versatile and adaptable

When it comes to storage solutions, it's important to find ones that are versatile and adaptable. This way, they can grow or shrink depending on your needs. For example, a large plastic container can be used to store toys when you have children but can be used to store clothes or other items when they move out. Crochet baskets can also work as great storage options, too.  Alternatively, shelving can be used to store books, DVDs, or other items, but can also be used to store bins with different types of content.

Finding a proper solution to manage all of your electronics and appliances is important as well.  This is where a well-designed power strip will come in handy. With a power strip, you can plug in multiple devices into a single outlet, allowing you to save space and reduce clutter. This is particularly useful if you have limited outlets in your small space. Additionally, many power strips come with surge protection, which can protect your devices from power surges and voltage spikes. This is especially important if you live in an area with frequent electrical storms or power outages. Overall, a power strip is an essential item for anyone living in a small space, as it can help you stay organized, save space, and protect your electronics.

Don't be afraid to get creative with storage

In a small space, it's important to get creative with storage. This means using every nook and cranny to store your belongings. For example, you could use a shoe rack to store books or CDs, or you could use a curtain rod to hang baskets for extra storage. You can also buy furniture that has hidden storage, such as ottomans with a built-in lid or bed frames with drawers underneath.

Use your ceiling

More and more people are using their ceilings as storage space. This is especially helpful for people who have limited storage space in their homes. Bikes, ladders, and other large items can be stored on the ceiling, which frees up floor space for other purposes. Not only is this an efficient way to store things, but it's also a great way to save money on storage units. If you don't need something daily, consider storing it on the ceiling. You'll be surprised at how much extra space you'll free up in your home.

If all else fails, get a storage unit

In some cases, the best way to organize a small space is to get a storage unit. This will give you extra space to store your belongings without taking up any extra room in your home. You can find storage units in a variety of sizes and prices, so there's sure to be one that fits your needs. Just be sure to choose a unit that is close to your home so you can easily access your belongings when you need them.

Organizing a small space with lots of things can be challenging, but not impossible. If you have an overstuffed closet or too much clutter in your home office, there are creative ways to organize it all without sacrificing the functionality and style of your living space. The key is to be ruthless when purging your belongings and use storage solutions that are versatile and adaptable. Don't be afraid to get creative with storage, and if all else fails, get a storage unit. With these tips, you'll have your small space organized in no time!