The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Angie at Echoes of Laughter.
Hello Org Junkie Readers! I hope you have been well for the last 2 weeks. My spirits have been brightened by the thoughts of Spring not being far away.
Today I want to chat with you about something that I struggle with all the time…not having enough room in our very small house. Although I am organized and love to plan, sometimes things don’t fit just because the space wasn’t designed to work in such a way. There is just not an extra room, counter top or space to make the home work seamlessly. And this often requires extra thought and creativity to cope with.
So I made one on the inside of a cupboard door with some cork tiles. It looks pretty and it’s functional and it’s a win-win, don’t you think? And it uses space that is already there.
Another dilemma I faced was the lack of an extra bedroom for a home office. After some thinking and staring at blank walls and nooks, I created this little homeoffice nook at the top of our second floor landing using shelves and a desk. I actually really love it for it’s coziness and it’s location next to a big window. I took a space that was otherwise useless and made it into something totally functional. I love it when that happens!
So where I am going with this? Well, my advice is that sometimes we don’t need bigger houses or extra rooms. Sometimes we just need to tweak a space that is already there with a creative idea, or even just a cabinet. With a daughter going off to University soon, it is not likely we will ever move to a house that is bigger than what we have. But I am happily able to make do with the space we do have. Plus, I am 45 years old, and I am so NOT interested in a bigger house=more cleaning and organizing and maintenance. No. I am quite happy in our little house!
Have you had to come up with a creative solution to make your home work for you? Please share how you’ve gone about making extra space in your home…we all love creative ideas!