PROPERTY NEWS - Let's be honest, keeping a small home organised and clutter-free can be a challenge.
While eliminating clutter is first prize, in a small home it's not always that simple. Even after decluttering, in limited space even essential everyday items can make a small home look messy.
The solution is to make sure these items are hidden, but within easy reach.
Here are a few tricks to help you do just that:
- Add adhesive hooks to the inside of wardrobes to hang hats, belts and necklaces.
- Use roll-out bins under the bed for extra storage for bed linen, shoes or clothes. Add a bed skirt to ensure those bins are out of view.
- Add wooden feet or legs to couches to raise them off the ground and slip low profile storage bins underneath. You can use this storage space for magazines, remote controls, DVDs and other living room knickknacks you like to keep in reach, but neatly tucked away. Remember, these storage bins will be in view, so opt for finishes that complement your living room, like wood, wicker or a plain black.
- Instead of coffee tables, opt for storage ottomans. They can be used to store all sorts of things - from blankets to washing waiting to be ironed, all while serving as a coffee table, a footrest or extra seating.
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