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15 Ways to Organize a Small Home or Apartment

I’m still going through all of the rooms in my home, trying to get organized — more to come. Meanwhile, I had a reader from my Tatertots & Jello site email me asking if I would do a roundup for small homes. I thought that was a great idea!

Just because you have a small space doesn’t mean it can’t be organized. And having a small home means it’s extra important to make the most of your space. There are some great ways to make a small space both functional and attractive. Check out these unique and fresh takes on making the most of modest rooms!

Let’s get started!

  • Modern Pot Rack 1 of 15
    No place to keep big pots and pans? hang them from an attractive pot rack.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Walkthrough to Workspace 2 of 15
    Turn a small walk-through into a work space by utilizing all of the vertical space with tidy shelves and bins.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Make a Tiny Kitchen Luxurious 3 of 15
    A tiny kitchen can be functional and even luxurious, add a folding table for added space.
    Learn more at Hemnet
  • Three-tier Bunks 4 of 15
    Short on bedroom space? Add built-in bunk beds for three.
    Learn more at Apartment Therapy
  • Foldout Bed from Cabinets 5 of 15
    No room for guests? Add a fold-out bed into built-in living room cabinets.
    Learn more at dornob
  • Over-door Shelf 6 of 15
    Mount a shelf over the door to hold baskets of essential items.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Add Storage to a Small Building 7 of 15
    Add some storage to your small bedroom with a DIY Platform bed.
    Learn more at Apartment Therapy
  • Save Space With an Under-the-counter Fridge and Freezer 8 of 15
    Instead of using up all of your space in the kitchen, install an under the counter fridge and freezer.
    Learn more at HGTV
  • Hang Large Items on the Wall 9 of 15
    Hang odd or large shaped items on the walls like big colanders or pans.
    Learn more at Apartment Therapy
  • Try Rolling Drawers 10 of 15
    Invest in some rolling drawers so it's easy to access everything in your small space.
    Learn more at Not Martha
  • Coffee Maker and Microwave — Combined! 11 of 15
    Combine two appliances in one with a microwave and coffee maker ... save space and show off a cool appliance too!
    Learn more at This Old House
  • Folding Kitchen Island 12 of 15
    Need extra space for meal prep but no counter space? Get a folding kitchen island.
    Learn more at Space San Diego
  • Table to Murphy Bed 13 of 15
    Invest in this ingenious idea - a full sized work space or table that also converts into a Murphy bed.
    Learn more at Inova
  • Use Spring Rods as Cupboard Partitions 14 of 15
    No place to store trays in your small kitchen? Use spring rods to partition space in a cupboard.
    Learn more at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Store Oft-Used Spices on a Cake Stand 15 of 15
    Free up kitchen counter space by keeping often-used spices on a cake stand near your stove.
    Learn more at Martha Stewart

Do you have any organizing tips you can share? Let us know in the comments!

 

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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