How to Organize a Small House - ALCOVA Mortgage

How to Organize a Small House

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Getting organized around the house is at the top of the to-do list for so many people. The disorganization and clutter, however, can seem insurmountable, especially if you are dealing with close quarters in a small home or apartment. Learn how to get organized even when space is limited with these simple organization tricks and ideas!

Purge and Declutter Often

When you get started on organizing, you may find that the real problem isn’t the limited space but actually that you have too much stuff! We’ve all been there. It’s hard to let go of things sometimes because we think, “Well what if I need that someday…?” This is where you must be ruthless. Ask yourself some simple questions in order to make the ultimate decision. Do I love it? What’s the special story behind it? Do I have space for it? Am I using it? If you can push past that mental block of being afraid to throw things away, it is seriously so freeing once you’re done!

Utilize Vertical Space

When you are constrained by small rooms and can’t expand out, the only other way to go is up! Vertical shelving units, cabinets, and pegboards are handy tools you can use to limit your use of floor space while looking nice and stylish in the process.

Create Zones in Rooms

Frequently, one room serves many purposes in a small home or apartment. For example, the family room can serve as a dining room, play space and media room. Organizing an area like this requires creating zones within the room to separate the spaces, define their function, and make it easier to keep them organized.

Be Super Picky

While it is important to purge and declutter your home often, being picky about what comes into your house goes a long way. Some people look at getting rid of another item before bringing in something new. Others thoughtfully consider how they will use an item or where it will do before deciding on the purchase. Be super picky because the clutter isn’t worth it!

Living in a small space might be a challenge but purging often and organizing strategically will always help you make the most of your space. Is it time to upgrade to a larger house? Contact one of our Loan Officers today to get started!

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