Small Solutions: 7 Simple Ways To Avoid Clutter In A Small Space

Last Updated on April 22, 2022 by Kravelv

If you live in a large detached home or a one-bedroom apartment, clutter is something we all have in common. It’s sometimes hard to find an effective way to avoid this with limited space. Whether it is trying to find the right place for your shoe storage or where to put your new chest of drawers, it always seems like a mission. 

It’s now time to say goodbye to this unnecessary stress. There are many useful techniques to maximise a small space with maximum tidiness. With the right approach, you can ensure that those small spaces in your home are kept neat and tidy at all times so your home always looks its best.

Continue reading and follow these easy simple tips to make clutter a thing of the past. 

Winter Clothes Are SO Last Season 

The colder winter months are behind us, so why are these clothes still in your wardrobe? Vacuum seal bags are your new best friend. Now you can store your clothes in a smaller space. Out of sight, out of mind. You’ll now be able to find your favourite pair of shorts without having to rummage.

Why Clutter When You Can Declutter? 

You don’t need that pair of shoes you bought 5 years ago and wore once. This is what you need to tell yourself when decluttering. Set some questions for yourself. When was the last time I used this? Will I ever use it again? Be ruthless. The more unnecessary items you get rid of, the more space you have for things you do use.

Organisation is Key 

You open a drawer but can’t find what you want. This is where organising your belongings becomes important. Using storage dividers is your best bet. A piece of cardboard that fits your space and divides your socks from your underwear will work wonders. You can now open your drawer and know what is there without a frantic search.

Two Functions Are Better Than One 

Why have a bed and storage boxes when you can have both in one place? Utilise your space with furniture that has multiple functions. A bed with under storage prevents making more space for other storage units. This gives you more space and prevents clutter at the same time.

Overfilling Storage Can End in Disaster 

You’ve made some more space, but this doesn’t solve your clutter problem. If you overfill a storage box or drawer, it is less effective. This can lead to you having to unpack and repack in order to find what you are looking for. Try to avoid this like the plague.

No More Laziness 

Pack away your items straight away. That chair we have in the corner of the room full of clothes will now have a proper use. If you keep on top of this, your clutter will be reduced drastically. 

Placement is Everything 

It may sound simple, but how you place your furniture can optimise your space. Try leaving your furniture away from the entrance. You’ll feel less attacked by clutter walking into a room. Allow for some middle space in the room as well. This gives off a more spacious effect and a higher level of organisation.

Home Has Never Felt More Comfortable 

After following these tips, you’ll think your living space is bigger than it is. You’ll have the same number of items you did before, but with a more content feeling. You’ll be the envy of your house guests as they’ll want to know how you did it. No longer will you dread coming home from a long day to face the clutter. It’ll make cleaning up easier and provide peace of mind. No matter the size of your home, you can now take a deep breath, admire the space and enjoy your neat and tidy home.

Kravelv is a full time digital marketer and part time furniture and cabinet maker. During his free time he would like to create something out of recycled woods, this varies from toys, furnitures plant boxes etc. Follow him on Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook