Tiny house living on any scale, budget
September 8, 2015
Have you seen this tiny house trend? With documentaries and TV shows, it’s hard to miss these days. As a young person at the beginning of my career, I love the idea of having my own home without the pressure of a gigantic mortgage.
Even if you don’t think you can live in the compact space, there are a lot of notes that can be taken from tiny living. Tiny houses are built for efficiency — something that every home needs. Apply these tiny house storage solutions and see a big impact in any size home:
Make it collapsible
Tiny homes create storage in every usable space, but that doesn’t always mean your belongings will fit. Lots of home goods are available in great collapsible styles. These break-down pieces are super easy to store when not in use and can fit in just about any size storage space.
It is best to apply this collapsible idea to things that you use frequently, but do not need to out at all times. A dish drying rack is an excellent example. A lot of tiny homes do not have the standard appliances we are accustomed to. A collapsible dish rack is super easy to pull out and utilize when needed, but it doesn’t have to be a permanent structure. This model folds flat to tuck out of sight in cabinets or drawers.
Dead space as storage
Like I mentioned, tiny homes create storage out of every usable space. This is a great idea that easily transitions to any home, regardless of size. Consider creating drawers and cabinet space under stairways.
Another common space used in tiny homes is under the bed. This is a real simple idea to apply to everyday homes. Plastic drawers, shoe organizers and plastic totes are all easy ways to take advantage of that space under the bed. Need more? Use bed risers to create even more usable space.
Baskets, baskets, baskets
The easiest way to create order is to make sure every piece has a home. Adding baskets to your storage routine keeps things organized, sorted and stored. With tons of different sizes, styles and materials to choose from, there is certain to be a basket for you. Try to find one with handles or that is made from a sturdy material to increase longevity and weight capacity.
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