10,000 people in the United States live in tiny homes. Tiny homes are perfect if you want to downsize, lower your expenses, cut back on your energy usage, and be kind to the environment.
While it might seem strange to go from a large home to a tiny home, living big in a tiny home is completely doable! There are plenty of ways to maximize your space in your tiny home to make it feel organized and homey!
Living in a tiny home means you might have to get rid of some of your things. One of the best ways to do that is to declutter all your belongings. Some people who move into a tiny home adopt a lifestyle of minimalism. It is a lifestyle that means that you live only with what you need.
If you’re moving to a tiny home, go through all your things and decide what you need to bring and what you can donate. Chances are when you get into your tiny home. You may need to declutter even more.
When you have a tiny home, you need to take advantage of every space possible! Some of the best space comes from hanging shelving on the walls.
Start at the top of the ceiling and decide how much space you can devote to shelving. There are many different shelving sizes and options, and they work perfectly in every room, especially in the kitchen. You can utilize both the top and bottom, buy attaching hooks and hanging utensils or other kitchen necessities on them.
3. Shipping Container
If you’re unable to find a tiny home that suits your needs, many people convert a shipping container into a tiny house.
The great part about having a shipping container converted to a tiny home is that you can create any kind of layout you want. That means your home is “customized” and designed to fit you and your needs. Putting storage where you need it, instead of fitting it into an already-made home, can be a huge benefit.
4. Containers And Jars
Another part of maximizing storage is making sure that you are organized. When you go shopping, it’s much better to have containers and jars that fit neatly together into space than it is to make everything fit.
For non-perishable items, you can store it in labeled containers or jars. For canned goods, there are creative ways to stack and rotate them. Knowing that everything has a place helps keep it all together and declutter.
5. Look Below
Not only should you take advantage of space up above, but look below as well!
Long, slim containers that can fit underneath beds, furniture, cabinets, and other places off the floor, can hold many items! Consider storing things like out-of-season clothing, bathroom items, hobby products, kitchen soaps, and more. Anything that’s fairly small can typically fit underneath fixtures.
Some storage bins have wheels that make it easy to pull the bin out from underneath.
6. Out-of-Sight Storage
The best storage is hidden in plain sight! Storage like hollowed-out ottomans, seating benches, false books, and more. These storage spaces can hold various items such as valuables, kids’ toys, games, blankets, and anything else you can think of.
You can even design a table to use as an island to prepare food or Murphy’s bed to hide more shelving and storage.
7. Beds Up!
Speaking of beds, if you’re stretched for space, consider investing in Murphy’s bed.
A Murphy’s bed is a bed that lifts and “stores” against the wall. When it’s not in use, it’s up on the wall, allowing you to have more space during the day. Murphy’s beds come in different sizes, so if you have a challenging space, you can find something to meet your needs.
8. Wheeled Carts
Wheeled carts are perfect for tiny homes because you can often fit a lot of objects on them. Moving them from room to room is also great since you can store an abundance of things on them and maximizing your space in other room.s
If they’re metal, you have even more room for storage because there are storage magnets where you can hold things like paper clips, push pins, spices, and more.
9. Vertical Greens
Surely, having a tiny home means that you likely spend more time in the outdoors. But what if you love having plants inside your home, or rather, you enjoy having an herb garden?
Having greens in your home is possible with a tiny home with the help of a vertical garden. A vertical garden is on the wall using a wall planter. You can likely plant any kind of plant in a vertical garden as long as it isn’t too big.
10. Charging Stations
Living in a tiny home doesn’t mean that you have to give up technology! Many people still utilize things like WiFi and smartphones in their homes.
Charging all these things is sure to take up some space, but if you have a designated charging station in a drawer means that you free up precious counter space. Plus, while charging in the station, you can focus on other things.
Living Big in a Tiny Home
While tiny homes may seem intimidating and impossible to keep organized, living big in a tiny home is possible and could even be fun! Start planning your tiny home layout today, and get ready to live big!
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