Organizing Small Spaces

The importance of organizing small spaces.

Clutter can be much more noticeable in smaller spaces. You will find if it is categorized and edited with solution able storage solutions it makes an enormous difference. You have to select a design system that will co-inside with your lifestyle, allowing you to find what you need when you need it.

What makes a small space tough to organize?

Clutter can be overwhelming, it makes area's look like a lost cause. Maximizing small spaces takes some extra creativity but its attainable.

What is important to know first before starting?

Purging is the most important aspect of organizing, you get the item or you get the space, but you don’t get both. Once you purge items you no longer want or need, you can open up more possibilities for maximizing your space and making it functional.
 
                   
 
Beautiful yet functional is what everyone strives for.
 Organizing spaces shouldn’t just be about putting things in their place. It not only makes sections of your home more enjoyable to look at, but it inspires people to maintain these spaces—which is the whole point!
Use large floor baskets for items that can be hidden, and trays to display items you’d like visible. Not only does it contain clutter, but it adds a stylized component to a room.
If you have wall room, use hang shelving, hooks, or modular storage to get things off countertops and other surfaces. For example, if your kitchen lacks a pantry, create a substitute with a wall-mounted cabinet or shelf and some stacked dry-goods containers. It will free up valuable real estate and items will be easier to access.
The best way to keep a space organized long-term?
Labeling—whether it’s with text or by color, keeping a space organized also takes ongoing maintenance—there’s just no way around that. Printable labels are great you can edit when you need to, and allow you to set aside time for mini edits throughout the year allows you to reassess a space and decide if anything needs to be purged.
 
                                     

Mastering the Art of the Edit

“Editing is the foundation of a sustainable organized system,” 

thorough edit is always the first step in the pair’s organizing process, whether they’re tidying up a single drawer or cleaning out a walk-in closet. Here’s how to pare down, The Home Edit way:

Step 1: Take everything out. And they do mean everything: The space you’re working on should be totally empty when you’re done. “If you don’t get in there and pull out every single item, then you’re just kicking the can of beans down the road, not to mention building a faulty foundation with your organizing project,” the pair write.

Step 2: Create groupings. As you pull things out of the space you’re organizing, pair like items together, which will help you keep it all in order and see if you have any duplicates. But don’t be tempted to start putting it all back in just yet, they insist. That comes after the next step. 

Step 3: Edit. Now it’s time for the paring down to begin, which is often the trickiest (and most emotional!) part. “Take a hard look at everything sitting in front of you and ask yourself, ‘Are all these things worth my energy?”

“That’s really what this all comes down to—deciding which items are worth your attention, time, and effort when it comes to creating (and maintaining) a gorgeous, clean, Zen-like space that makes you happy every single day.”