How to efficiently organize your tiny home
Intentionally reducing your living space by 1000% (You read that right) means you have to get creative how you store, organize, and keep the items that made the cut when you purged your belongings. Making the most of your vertical space is the key to making the most out of a tiny living area.
We swear by these because they are so versatile, can be decorative, and they are incredible forms of storage and organization. We have baskets to hang everything from hairdryers and hairbrushes to soaps and feminine products in our master bath. We use them as an alternative to an end table beside our couch to hold our drink, phone, and remote. In the bedrooms, they hold books for our kiddos and our phone, chapstick, and book in our room.
One cool trick we saw on Pinterest was to use the three-tiered wall mounted fruit baskets for everything outside of the kitchen! We have used these for everything from fruit and potatoes to toilet paper and bath towels. It is important, when living tiny, to look at everything as a storage option!
We should have bought stock in these puppies before downsizing! In an effort to save our limited wall space from damage, we use these to hang literally everything. We use their hooks to hang the hanging baskets, bookbags, coats, and bath towels. We use the velcro picture hangers to hang all of our family portraits, canvases, and artwork. These are amazing and totally worth the small investment.
Shower Caddies Aren’t Just For The Bathroom
Take it back to the idea of a wall mounted fruit basket for storing bath towels, we use shower caddies in the shower for soap and washcloths and also hanging inside of our cabinets to store everything from bottled spices to foil and boxes of sandwich baggies. These over-the-door hanging options are genius! Click HERE for 40% off!
Elevated Storage Drawers
We bought a couple of the inexpensive, plastic three-drawer bins and we built a loft shelf above our children’s Road school area where we use them to store workbooks, school supplies, paper, and more. They are great for organizing and storing things that need to stay out of the reach of kiddos. Click HERE for 50% a set of two of these drawers!
Creative Art Hanging
We hang our kids’ artwork on a piece of painted pallet wood with clothespins on it. This looks like intentional farmhouse wall décor and makes it super easy to change things out as they make new creations. Another option is to hang clipboards and change out artwork in the same manner as the clothespins.
Use Slides And Shelves Like A Mantle
In our 36 ft tiny we have a slide out in the living room area. When it came to decorating for the holidays, I was really missing out on the beautiful fireplace in our former home. To pacify my love of decorating, we use the wooden framing on our slide as a fireplace mantle and still decorate for each holiday season. It brightens our home and keeps things festive for our kids.
If You Love It Then You Need To Throw A Magnet On It
From spices to knives, hair accessories and school supplies, we hang about 40% of the items in our tiny by a magnet. In our kitchen, we use the magnetic metal of our stove hood to mount our spices and our cooking timer. We hung a heavy duty magnetic strip on the wall beside our fridge for our sharp cutting knives. In the bathroom, hair ties and jewelry hang by magnets. And we use magnetic spice tins to hang googly eyes, puff balls, and small school supplies from the outside of our rolling Roadschool utility cart. Click HERE for 60% off the magnetic strips we use that hold everything!
Hang Your Drinkware
Two Christmases ago, as we researched and prepped to go tiny, my husband made me a pallet wood decoration that says “How I Tell Time” and it has two coffee mug hooks with “AM” and two wine glass hooks with “PM.” It is hilarious, accurate, and super practical! When you are living on wheels, you have to be mindful of the storage of glassware. This keeps everything hung up, secure and taking up zero space in cupboards or on countertops.
Throw Your Mail In The Air
For our mail, we use a wooden desk caddy that was meant to set on a desk and hold pens and pencils. Since it durable and has several compartments, we use it for almost all of the things that would normally just get tossed onto a table or counter. This is beautiful for two reasons: 1. It saves on the valuable real estate of our counters. 2. It looks decorative and it light enough to hang with 3D Adhesive Velcro.