Maximizing a Small Space

It’s almost back to school time, which has got us thinking about how we once had to fit all of the life essentials into a teensy tiny dorm room and strategically keep some spaces of carpet clear as a path to the door.

While we’ve graduated well beyond the tiny dorm room, we still face space challenges living in New York. We all know spacious homes are hard to find (and if you don’t know, take a quick look at Worstroom). If you’re working with a small spot, here are some space-saving solutions!

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Fold-Down Table

Some days you probably want to dance around in the living room, and some days you might want to sit down quietly and write a novel. With a fold-down table from Bored Panda you can have the best of both worlds!

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If you can barely fit a couch in your living space then a coffee table is out of the question. Stop putting that glass of vino on the floor next to your beige rug and pick up a few wooden wraps to go over your couch’s arms and act as little tables.

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Versatile Book Shelf  
Make the most of a big wallspace by using it as a book shelf, storage and even a desk. The trick is to select furniture that is the right combination of functional, space-saving and stylish, but it is possible! Ebay has some great options.

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Vertical Storage  

Think higher, not harder! Many older apartments in New York have beautiful, high ceilings and if you’re lucky enough to have them, don’t be afraid to build up. Invest in tall furniture and store things you rarely use on the highest shelves – like this one.

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Magnetize

An inexpensive lifehack to store small objects? Put magnets on everything, we say! In the kitchen you can create a magnetic spice rack, in the bathroom you can attach nail clippers, hair clips, grooming tools and more to the inside of your medicine cabinet to save shelf space.

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