Living in a small home is a popular way to simplify your life. Many people feel that a small house is easier on the environment, takes away a lot of life’s stressors, and helps to minimize consumerism in their lives. Then again, some people are forced to live in a small apartment or home because of their financial situation, or because they need to live close to their work. Whatever your situation, you can use these tips to help you make the most of the small space that you have.
People complain of having no storage space in small homes and apartments. So, the question you should ask yourself is, “How much stuff do I actually need in storage?” The storage space industry is huge. This tells us that even people with adequate space are either saving more than they actually should be, or they don’t know how to efficiently use the space that they have.
Learning to live outside of the box takes a little imagination. Have you ever found yourself stuffing things into your closet, storing things outside of it, and just complaining about how small it is or how full it is without thinking about the fact that you could simply move some things around to make room? Many people have trouble solving problems and simply give up after thinking about how they could make things better.
Practice thinking outside of the box for a bit. First, of course, you will need to get rid of any excess items that are in your possession. Be choosy about what you allow to take up your precious space. Then, consider moving your hanging bar up high in the closet so that you can add another one below. You can even add bars to the sides and shelves to the front corners of the closet. This can help you go from something as small as a five foot long hanging bar to twenty-two feet of hanging space, plus the added convenience of corner shelves for buckets that organize smaller items.
After you get all of this space in, you can also use specialty hangers to make even more room. You can double or triple the space in a closet by using space saving hangers, like velvet hangers. These hangers fit flat together to save space. They also have detachable hooks so that you can cascade one hanger from the other, pairing up outfits and doubling hanging rod space. You can make even more space by using pants hangers for skirts, pants and shorts that allow you to hang five items from one hanger. Use these few tips to give yourself the space that you need in a small home.
About the Author: Rick Miller is on the staff of Only Slimline Hangers, a leading online resource for velvet hangers which are space saving hangers, non slip hangers and slim line hangers. For more information, please visit http://www.onlyslimlinehangers.com.