Do you live in a small space with a new baby? You may be wondering how you can make it work. Rest assured, it is possible! Many people live in small spaces – and are perfectly comfortable when they welcome their new addition. They just learn how to make the most of their living area. Here are some tips and tricks you can use to make your home feel more spacious.
There are more spaces to store items than you think, all you have to do is look up.
When most people look around their home to store things, they tend to keep it at eye level and below. They never look up! Believe it or not, vertical storage options are a great way to increase your home’s space. You can use hooks, shelves, nets, bins, and modular ceiling storage. You’ll be surprised just how much your room will open up when you use your entire wall space versus just a small part.
Purchase furniture that has a storage component so that it serves a dual purpose.
There are plenty of furniture options that double as a place to store things. There are couches, coffee tables, ottomans, and even beds that are designed with hideable nooks and crannies. You can also repurpose items you have – such as using the top of your child’s dresser as a changing table instead of buying a separate one.
Divide up the space within your home so that it feels as if there are separate areas.
If you are sharing a room with your baby, you can use your furniture or curtains to divide up your space. You can also opt for more portable items (such as a playpen) when it comes to sleeping arrangements so that you can fold it up when not in use. We also recommend purchasing a large toy bin for your main living area, so play items are easily put away when not in use.
Consider renting a self-storage unit nearby for oversized or seasonal items.
Across America, more and more people are choosing to live small. With the cost of rent and housing, who can really blame them? To keep more oversized items or seasonal items off-site, consider renting a self-storage unit nearby. The monthly cost is far less than purchasing or renting a larger place to live, and the extra space it will provide your family is well worth it.
Remember, bigger isn’t always better – be proud of your home and the love within it.
Many people will tell you that having a baby means you have to move into a larger home, but that is not always the case. By being strategic with your belongings, and renting a self-storage unit, your smaller living arrangement can work for years to come – saving you much money along the way! Remember, your home’s size doesn’t matter. All that matters within your home is the love within it.