5 Must Haves for Compact Living


Tiny houses are popular today. They are popping up around the country as more people decide to downsize their home and their lives. Some may think it means sacrificing convenience, those who already did actually discovered that compact living leads to simpler yet fuller life with lots of opportunities for connecting with family and friends. Then of course, we cannot deny the fact that trying to fit in everything in a very small space can be a pain in the backside. Keeping a tiny home organized takes effort, but it is very possible. Here are five clever ideas to do it.

  1. Minimum technology

TV, desktop computer, loud speaker, radios, alarm clock, and so on – too much tech can make any home look crowded, let alone a small one. So, try to get rid of those you can. If you must a personal computer and TV, go for all-in-one PCs.


  1. Adaptable and space-saving furniture

For small home dwellers, clever storage and functional furniture are essential. They can help you make the most of every square footage in your home. A sofa can provide storage for stuff, a desk can become dining table, folding chairs can provide more space after each use.

  1. Clever Storage

When it comes to storage, you can be as creative as you want. You can use all vertical and horizontal spaces you can — doorways, toilets, radiators, underneath beds, coffee tables, even stairs!

  1. Shelf dividers inserts

Shelf inserts make cabinet and closet organization a breeze. They can give you more storage places for glasses, bowls, jars, shoes, and so on.


  1. A lot of white color

White paint is great for small home spaces. They light up nooks and crannies, they create an illusion of space. Of course, you can pick any color you like, but stick to monochromatic scheme to keep your space looking neat.