Whether in high-rise apartment buildings or the newly-popularized “tiny houses”, many people find themselves looking for clever hacks to make the most of an extremely small space. Contrary to what one might think, living in a small space doesn’t mean you just have to “make do” with next to nothing — check out these clever tips on how to make the most of every inch of space.
1. Get rid of clutter
A cluttered space feels infinitely smaller, and when your floor plan is minimalist, having a clear flow of movement is crucial. When you don’t have extra space, you can’t have unnecessary things scattered about. Routinely take the time to declutter your space to get rid of anything other than the things you’ve established as your essentials. Donate, toss or sell whatever you don’t need, and put items you can’t part with but can’t fit in a storage facility.
2. Get creative — like, really creative
You may not have MUCH space, but you can organize the space you DO have however you want. Who says you have to have a sofa and coffee table? Maybe you’re the kind of person who prefers a hammock, or a whole lot of decorative pillows, or a couple of rocking chairs under a homemade loft bed. You have the ultimate carte blanche to be imaginative about how you feng shui your home. Figure out what you really need and want in your apartment, and work around those essentials to create a cozy space that feels functional for your tastes.