For some people, a small home has nothing but limitations.
However, to creative folks, even the smallest spaces can be both purposeful and satisfying. With the right approaches, everything they want the space to be can be achieved – even if they live with a pet.
So, if you and Rover will be moving to a small apartment, perhaps because it’s the only option that fits your budget, do not focus too much on the limitations it presents. Rather, think of all the possibilities that will allow you to turn your new abode into all you want and need it to be.
It goes without saying that planning is a must.
You need to establish your needs and purpose for the place first. Afterward, identify all the available solutions you can use. Then, take into consideration other important variables. And, commit to staying organized.
And speaking of staying organized, this decision can benefit you in so many ways if you live in a small home with your pet.
- It makes sure that you and the furry little one are always comfortable.
- Daily responsibilities such as cleaning and preparing daily meals are much easier to accomplish.
- Your dwelling remains a visually pleasing and relaxing place to be.
- You can save money.
- It can help you create more moments of joy with your pet because you can avoid taking too much time with chores.
If you need ideas on how to keep a small home organized even if you have a lively pet that tends to rule over the house, here are some you that can work with:
1. Create free space by investing in multipurpose home implements.
This is a tried and true strategy in making sure that there’s a place for everything in your home, and everything can easily go into where it needs to be.
For example, a night table with different compartments can serve as a storage solution. At the same time, you can display a few decorative pieces on it and place your night light on it as well.
If there’s a big compartment at the bottom part of the table, it may be the perfect sleeping spot for your little Maltese.
Just slide in a pet bed or mat into that open compartment and, voila — you have a cozy sleeping nook for your doggie.
When you live in a small place, everything you put in it should be purposeful in a variety of ways so you can free up space and also stay organized more conveniently.
2. Always perform the furniture versus pet “game.”
When you are considering bringing in new furniture, think thoroughly about the “relationship” it can have with your beloved pet. For instance, you found this really nice piece of furniture on sale. Ask yourself, “Will Rover leave it alone?”
There are always those pieces of furniture or décor that just rub animals the wrong way. They may be pretty to you but think carefully if they are worth Rover’s aggravated behavior, which can throw order in the home right out the window.
If you presume that the little one will just mess with such pieces, better not bring them into your home anymore to maintain order and peace.
3. Hire a professional home cleaner every now and then.
If you ever find yourself too busy to clean, regain control over your domain with the help of the pros. Home cleaning services will put things back into order for you. They will clean your home and help you organize your belongings.
4. Use pretty organizational boxes.
You can buy a set of these boxes from home goods stores or make your own.
The advantage of using storage boxes is you can easily put the small items that clutter your home into them. Also, with their lovely appearance, they can double as decorative pieces for your home.
5. Always clean as you go.
Do not let dishes pile up in the sink when you are preparing meals. With every free time you get, such as when you are waiting for water to boil before adding other ingredients, wash dirty utensils and plates that you will no longer use.
Or, after watching TV in the living room, pick up your pet’s toys on the floor before heading to the bedroom.
Smaller place, cleaner home
Cleaning as you go is a breeze when you have a small home, and you can immediately see when items are not in their rightful place.
Having an organized home is a fool-proof way of creating a good quality of life for you and your pet. So, implement the tips shared here and experience all the lovely benefits of an abode where there’s a place for everything, and everything is in its place.
Andrew Kevan has been the Account Manager at Sandleford Holdings since 2016. He studied at Monash University and completed his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Zoology. Andrew is the owner of a beautiful Rottweiler named Lady who is constantly spoiled and loves her Fido & Fletch Large Pet Home.