22 Useful Organizing Inspiration for Anyone Living in a Small Space

Small space blues are real What seemed like an economically sane decision quickly turns into an ordeal when you realize that you cannot move around home, without bumping into furniture or your pet or your partner

The fact though, is that any living space can be organized better, no matter how small it is You only need to think smart rather than get inspired by the latest design fad that you came across on Pinterest If you are woefully short of ideas, then here are 22 tips that will help you organize your home better and with some luck, drive some of those small space blues away As always, this list is brought to you by simphomecom 22

Secret Shelf for your kitchen If only we could have a kitchen that had enough room to store all our pots, pans, bottles, Tupperware, crockery, bins, containers, spatulas, baskets, bins, tongs, et al See? You never run out of things to store in your kitchen This secret shelf is ridiculously tempting to make and so functional It’s sleek enough to hide in the wee bit of space between your refrigerator and the wall Yet, it can store as many things as a full sized cabinet can

Don’t believe us? Check this video for more details 21 Pull Out Pantry This Pull Out Pantry can be a seamless extension to your existing Pantry It’s somewhat similar to the secret shelf design that I shared earlier However, there’s a lot more room in the horizontal shelving

This can easily accommodate some of the larger containers A neatly tucked Plexiglas piece serves as the fencing that protects the contents from tumbling out as you pull the shelf Most importantly, it’s way cheaper than getting a bespoke one made 20 Simply Organized DIY Floating Shelves Floating shelves are so versatile

You can customize them in all sorts of sizes They can fit into tiny nooks They serve as landing pads for just about anything you fancy And they look great Don’t they? Have some space between the stairs and the wall? This DIY floating shelf from Simply Organized will fit right into it

The lady here uses dark wood stain but I recommend chalk paint instead for a rustic, worn out look 19 IKEA lack table hack with Plexiglas Here’s a great way to put that old, outdated side table to good use Convert it into a contemporary and sophisticated looking cube table using some mirrored Plexiglas, glue and cardboard The end result looks so good that it can easily pass off for a designer $1000 side table

God, I love DIY hacks 18 Poppytalk DIY Desk Organizer This desk organizer is a creative solution to the bane of the modern-day home, cluttered work desks It has enough pockets, hangers and shelves to store most of the tiny nick knacks that otherwise make for an ungainly desk Not to mention that you can easily find the things that you use the most frequently

17 DIY Tie Rack idea Irrespective of whether you wear ties or don’t, you’ve got to love this DIY Tie rack Distressed old wooden board, a ledge on top and a row of old fashioned 25” nails Bingo! You’ve got an amazing new place to display those ties

By the way, you can get really creative with this and convert this into a key hanger or a decorative fixture Super easy to make as well 16 DIY Organization Blocks Made Out Of Plywood: Bedroom And Desk Editions Someone wise once said that a cluttered desk = a cluttered mind Couldn’t be truer

Organizing your desk improves productivity The fact that you can find the things that you need the most a lot faster will also reflect on your concentration This DIY organization block is tailor made for woodworking newbies It is as simple as tracing a block on paper, cutting out a few blocks of Plywood and gluing them together The best part is that you can make your own block to organize just about everything from cellphones to keys to office stationary

Make one for your bedroom too and stain or paint to match the existing décor 15 Fold-Down Spice Rack Spices enliven your food The irony is that rows after rows of spice bottles often clutter your countertops This fold down spice rack allows you easy access to your spices and keeps them hidden when they are not in use

It can be made from any old wooden briefcase or trunk, which adds a rustic chic element to your kitchen Add a few of these in varying sizes around home and you have a smart storage solution that’s as aesthetic as they come 14 Wall Art Into A Table Storage and organization is about sprucing up existing décor or furniture pieces and improving their functionality This DIY hack allows you to convert any wall art into a folding murphy table that can be used for a variety of tasks

When not in use, it looks as innocuous as any wall art would Some heavy duty hinges, wood glue and paint is all that it takes It can serve as a temporary work desk Add a mirror on the wall next to it and you have a folding makeup desk Nifty! 13

Console Table Bookshelf This console table adds layers of functionality to just about any room that you place it in Place it between the bed (if it does not have a headboard) and the wall and you have a place to park your reading lights, books and décor Place it in the game room and you can keep your drinks or game titles on it Stain it, paint it, add some hidden LED light strips to create a cool ambient light effect It’s sleek, compact and easy to make if you know some basic woodworks

A couple of hours job at best 12 Lift Top Coffee Table with Hidden Drawer This lift top coffee table with a hidden drawer storage is one of our favorite, multifunctional furniture pieces It has a hinged top to the table that can be lifted and pulled towards the couch or your favorite lounge chair And the storage drawer is hidden underneath it

Keep it in the gaming room and you have a place to store your joysticks, cables and PlayStation accessories Add some caster wheels to the bottom and its portable Add a wood composite top and you can even cart it outdoors during parties It might sound like a cumbersome design but this DIY tutorial grabs your hands and takes you through each step in astute detail 11

Folding Bed Bench (Hidden Cot) Hosting guests can be a real challenge in a small apartment as sleeping space is scarce and most of the times, guests end up cooling their heels on the floor on flimsy mattresses This folding bed bench is a dream come true for smaller homes As implied by the name, it’s a combination of a bed and a bench When not required, the zigzag leg pieces fold away into the dimensions of the main frame instantly converting into a functional bench It’s easy to fold and unfold that you’d be tempted to have as many of these at home as possible

The sleek dimensions make it a great console table as well 10 Solem table keeps cables tidy with hidden storage in each leg If only we could do away with cables forever This smart table design almost manages to pull it off by neatly concealing the cables in the legs More importantly, the cables are protected by a layer of felt, they don’t get tangled and the structural integrity of the table is not compromised

No mean feat, eh? Yet, the design is so practical and easy to make that -I believe- any beginner woodworker can reproduce it at home 9 Flexible furniture collection using felt composite If this amazing design of flexible furniture were to go mainstream, then we wouldn’t have space-hogging wooden clunkers in homes anymore These are minimalistic yet attractive And they are made from simple wooden frames that can be made in minutes combined with felt pieces that are curved, rotated and glued together

From simple desks to coffee tables to baby cradles, the possibilities are endless 8 3 simple hacks to Hide home ugly stuff Be it electrical boxes or ungainly cables, some of the visible things around home can be just plain grotesque Unfortunately, you cannot do away with them So hide them with these easy to make plywood boxes which can be tailored to look like floating books or shelves

Within a couple of hours, you can completely hide everything that looks out of place at home 7 Storage Coffee Table with Acrylic Top Storage compartments in coffee table tops bring out the functionality in an unused aspect of the furniture piece With this acrylic top, it becomes an aesthetic addition as well It can very easily become the focal point in your room

You can create geometrical shaped compartments, as many as you want to and store everything from decorative stones to books and keys in it As complicated as it sounds, the table with the see-through top is very easy to make I love the mid-century modern staining on it as well 6 Catchbowl by Torafu Architects This one is our personal favorite

It’s so simple yet so effective as it uses a universal element of home architecture, corners This is a creative catch bowl It divides a hemisphere (half of a sphere) into three quarters and one quarter The three quarter part fits into the convex corner while the other one fits into a concave corner The versatility of the shelves allows them to be used to park anything on it

And it looks out of this world 5 Clopen Shelf From Torafu Architects, the guys behind the Catch Bowl comes this amazing floating shelf which they call the Clopen Shelf The Clopen shelf is an incredibly sleek floating shelf that hides a thin storage compartment The lack of handles on the face makes it impossible to detect that it hides storage in it

And how do you pull the shelf out? Using magnets concealed in corks or dowel pieces that can be attached when needed to pull the drawer out There’s so many ways in which this can be customized We “in the house” wanted to uproot all the floating shelves in our home and convert them into similar ones 4 Midcentury side table hack by sugar and cloth Midcentury furniture designs are rad

Aren’t they? Take this simple side table for example It looks stylish, is compact enough for small spaces and has a hidden storage compartment for remote controls and other small details that tend to be an eyesore You can make this on a weekend within a few hours and it uses simple things like tapered legs, a cakepan (yes you head this right) and a round wooden circle I can’t wait to see your own versions that you guys come up with 3

Wall Coat Rack with Hooks and Hidden Storage This dainty little storage compartment remains hidden behind a ubiquitous looking wall coat rack And because pulling out or opening a hinged compartment with a heavy wet coat on it can be impractical, this one uses sliders instead Just slide it to the sides to reveal a compartment that can be big enough for your sunglasses or your keys You can add an unlimited number of shelves to the compartment and make it as long as you want to 2

Cover the wall niche without sacrificing on storage If your home has more wall niches than what you can appreciate, then here’s an excellent way to cover them up without resorting to outdated design techniques This one uses a mirror to cover the niche and the mirror is mounted on sliding rails, flush against the wall which lets you slide it to a side to reveal the storage inside I would go one step further and add floating shelves to organize the storage You can even add sleek floating shelves with hidden drawers to amplify the functionality From mobile phones to keys to calendars, there are tons of things which can be hidden in this niche

Not to mention that the mirror makes your room appear bigger Before we get to number 1, I suggest you to press subscribe button if my channel is new you and bell icon beside it This way you'll get a new notification every time I published new video 1 Floating shelves with hidden space Pull out drawers on floating shelves are so passé (Psst…I still love them)

But here’s an even better hidden floating shelf storage system This one divides the floating shelf into two parts The entire outer part is the actual shelf and can be pulled outwards as one unit along with the stuff that’s parked on it The inner drawer remains hidden and has ample space for some of the bigger stuff that lies around home begging to be organized All it takes is less than four hours to rig this up

Closing thoughts Smart multifunctional furniture fixtures like these free up some much-needed space in small homes without the aesthetics going for a toss Which ones have you installed or want to install in your home? Share your thought using comment area I’d love to hear them That’s it my fellow YouTube Consumer I hope you enjoyed my countdown through this list

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