SMALL SPACE HACKS
We have to admit, we’re neat freaks. But that’s predominantly because we love space! Between furniture, kids’ toys, shoes (hey, we’re only human), books and kitchen appliances, most people don’t have the luxury of space or storage in their homes.
Over the past few years though, we’ve figured out some space saving hacks that have been absolute lifesavers.
Buying a whole new cupboard just for an extra bowl or two is hardly savvy spending. Investing in a few shelf racks or floating shelves instead will not only save space, but money too!
Who needs precious space in their cupboards taken up with annoying little spice jars?! Keep your kitchen tidy by simply sticking food to the wall (just not in the same way the kids do!) Magnetic holders are a unique and stylish way to store spices, along with any other bits and pieces that otherwise end up scattered everywhere!
We think most women would agree that a one-story shoe space is just not enough. Four stories sounds a bit more reasonable… maybe five? Placing a multi-storey shoe rack in your closet or getting creative and making shelving on the wall for your shoes will leave you wondering what to do with all the space! Plus it’s a great way to display your favourite shoes and makes dressing in a hurry a breeze! Maybe it’s time to go shopping...
Hybrid furniture – a must-have for any space deprived apartment. You can turn an ordinary chest of drawers into a window bench with one throw of a cushion! I also love to double up drawers as tables wherever I can.
Having more than two tables in your home can sometimes seem like an unnecessary waste of space. Especially if you don’t always use them!
We’re obsessed with this idea of nesting tables that slide right over the top of each other. It’s so easy to keep one tucked away and then just whip it out whenever the girls come over for coffee. So simple but so stylish!
Art feature or storage space? These cute little boxes provide that rare blend of modern, chic and practical. Ikea Trones are like little cabinets that take up barely any space because they’re so shallow. Each one of the squares (pictured) pulls out so you can slip all sorts of bits and pieces inside. Whoever thought of these things is seriously clever!
This has got to be one of our favourite space saving hacks. Vertical wall gardens are the best if you want to add some greenery into your life but you don’t have the space and they can work either inside or outside so they’re perfect if you live somewhere with a small or non-existent yard. They’re perfect for growing herbs!