The TV show Friends just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Every week, fans tuned in to see the six twenty-somethings hang out in their sprawling Greenwich Village apartment. And every week, anyone who’d ever lived in New York City wondered how on earth they could afford an apartment that spacious!
Big city living is often a trade-off. What you get in celebrity sightings and fancy restaurants, you lose in living space. Cities like New York are notorious for pricey apartments the size of broom closets.
Whether you live in a small space out of necessity or by choice (van life, anyone?), mDesign has helpful tips to make a few hundred square feet feel like a thousand.
First, think S.P.A.C.E. We’re not talking about outer space; we mean the acronym professional organizers use to get their clients' homes in order:
Look at that— you just made S.P.A.C.E. for all your things!
Since we’ve already got some great posts on maximizing space in closets, kitchens, and home offices, let’s focus on the areas that get overwhelmed with clutter when you’re living in small spaces.
Everybody loves that comforting feeling of coming home, dropping your bags, and kicking off your shoes. It’s only a problem when each person in the household leaves their sneakers, bags, hats, coats, keys, and mail in the front hallway.
Keeping your entryway organized is important because clutter creep starts here. Turn this area into an efficient drop zone with these discreet storage solutions.
With small space living, the living room is often the area with the most square footage in the house. It usually becomes the focal point of the home. The more time you spend here, the messier it can get. Keep your living room livable with these stylish mDesign products:
You know that old adage, “a place for everything and everything in its place?” That’s the best storage strategy for small space bedrooms.
Lisa Langford is a Senior Copywriter at mDesign
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Jun 15, 2021
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