11 Storage Tricks to Steal from People Who Live in Tiny Homes
These wall-mounted mason jars hold at-the-ready spices, utensils and other miscellaneous items, freeing up valuable kitchen counter space.
2. Look even further up
Container lids drilled into the bottom of a floating shelf keeps jars filled with breakfast cereal, as shown here, as well as snacks and pantry ingredients tidy and organized. Simply unscrew and use as needed.
3. And don't forget to look down too
There's no need for less frequently used items, like tools and batteries, to clutter up your cabinets. Tuck them under your floorboards—out of sight, but always within reach.
4. Get creative with closet space
We'll try this for for a while. I used some hardware meant for a sliding drawer, hung it from the underside of the counter surface, and suspended a metal rod from that so the clothes can slide out. This way the clothes don't jut out into the room. Hanging clothes take up a lot of room! I figured out if I loop my dresses around the hanger in a certain way they don't touch the floor... But they might get wrinkly and defeat the purpose of hanging them? We'll see. I would like to try to put some doors on there soon to clean it up a bit more. I really don't know how we could make the wardrobe smaller... I feel like lot of tiny houses have barely any closet for clothes. What to you other tinyhouser do? I know we need to keep reducing, but we are both not naturally minimalists, so it's a constant struggle!
With the use of hardware from a sliding drawer and two metal rods, this blogger created a makeshift closet underneath a counter that allows her to efficiently store her clothes and slide them out with ease.
5. Stack and slide
More storage solutions. My cabinets were pretty bare bones and it gave me the opportunity to customize my storage. These systems are from Rev-a-shelf, available through Amazon or at the big box stores. I bought mine at Lowe's. The triple slide out basket rack in the narrow cabinet was a two basket unit that I kludged to accept a third basket to maximize the space. #tinyhouseliving #Rev-a-shelf #tinyhousestorage #kitchenstorage
Narrow kitchen cabinet space? No problem. Three tiers of slide-out basket racks maximizes storage for cans and jars.
6. Multitask in your sleep
Taking underbed drawers to the next level, this bed lifts up to reveal and provide easy access to your clothes and linens.
7. Step it up
Stairs with built-in cubbies are a clever use of unused space and can house extra books or kitchen supplies.
8. Hang it up
Where do you store your laptop and devices in your tiny house? This fabric storage piece from the Container Store is designed to be hung on a bed frame, but we find it works great hung on a wall next to a desk or table. Low profile, lightweight and holds devices or mail. #tinyhousetip #tinyhousestorage #smallspacestorage #officeorganizer
Keep your electronics and wires off your countertops and floors by using a hanging storage pouch like this fabric one, which has several sizes of compartments for organizing all your gadgets.
9. Put your nooks and crannies to good use
Closet space in the tiny. I wasn’t dead set on having hanging space in the tiny. I just wanted a little space for my linens and things in the bathroom. Using the space this way for my coats has worked out well though. Other than the coats the rest of the storage has been rearranged a few times already. I’m surprised at how much I can store here. My toiletries, all house linens, the iron, and the vacuum cleaner (which has its own plug in the back of the closet) amongst other things. #TinyHouseCloset #TinyHouseStorage #TinyHouseBathroom #TinyBathroom #TinyHouse #TinyLife #TinyLiving #TinyHouseOnWheels #THOW #RVLife #TinyHouseMovement #Minimalist #Maybe #TheBurrow #No4CottonBurrow
A thin rod, short basket and wall hooks is all it took to transform this narrow space into a mini closet for storing coats, toiletries, linens, an iron and even a vacuum cleaner.
10. Reassess your furniture
This smart work area easily folds down into a stand-alone shelf to preserve living space when not being used.
11. Think outside the box
Instead of a traditional cat bed, this floor-space-saving basket-turned-bed is mounted to the wall and lined with a cozy blanket for your cat's comfort.