Feeling claustrophobic even after lockdown? Top tips to maximise your living space

Feeling claustrophobic even after lockdown? Top tips to maximise your living space

Living in a small house can be extremely challenging. However, it doesn’t have to be that bad. The trick is to organise your home in a way that your home looks larger. The following tips on how to maximise your living space should come in handy;

Go for mini appliances

One of the easiest ways to maximise your small living space is by purchasing mini appliances. This should be very easy to achieve because most, if not all, modern appliances come in a wide range of sizes. This means that you can still get the product you want at a smaller size. For instance, if you are looking to buy a freezer or a TV, you can still go for your dream model and choose a smaller size. This beats buying a very large TV and not having space to add other appliances. That way, you are saving space and not compromising too much on your needs.

Consider portable appliances

Another effortless way of maximising your living space is purchasing mobile devices. This means that you get to bring them to your living space when you need them and put them away after you are done. That way, you save on space and still get your tasks accomplished.

Consider multipurpose furniture

If you do not have as much space in your home, you can also go for furniture that you can use for more than one purpose. For instance, get a chair that you can convert into a bed. That way if you have guests and do not have a guest room, they can use it as an extra bed. You also will not have to occupy your space with a second bed. This will help you meet your needs and also save on space.


Decluttering is the process of removing items that you do not use often or need and storing them away while organising the ones that you do need. In the process of decluttering, you can get rid of appliances that are no longer usable, old toys and clothes. This will help you create a new space where you can place other essential items. Organising your house will also help to create space because. For instance, organising your closet may create extra storage space for things you don’t need. You can also opt to give away, throw or donate the appliances and belongings that you do not need or use. Make sure to declutter often so that you are always ahead of the clutter.

Utilise the doors

The back of your doors can act as incredible places to hang your clothes and other garments that you use often. Your bathroom door can also act as a fantastic spot to hang your towels or robes. Using your doors this way will help to maximise the space and give you extra room for storage in your cabinets and closet. You can use the extra space for your portable appliances and other belongings.

Hang some appliances on the wall

The trick is to create more space on the floors. This means that you can have some appliances hanging on the walls instead of consuming floor space. However, you can only do this for small appliances. Hanging heavy appliances is a risk to your physical wellbeing and that of your property. It could also damage your walls. For instance, you can do so with indoor plants. Do this with artificial plants that you do not have to water. That way your house looks aesthetically pleasing and you have extra space.

Take advantage of spaces under your furniture

Most people do not like to store items under their beds and furniture. However, if you are running low on space, you do not have another option. You can make it more tolerable by organising the items in containers and boxes before putting them under your bed. You can also do this with things that you do not often use so that you do not have to keep pulling stuff in and out of your bed all the time. Additionally, you can opt-out of items like shoe racks and organise your shoes under your bed. That way, you have more open space.


With a small living space, the best thing is to make sure you are always looking for new ways to maximise space. This may mean having to change the organisation of your house and decluttering constantly. It may also mean giving up on some things that you do not need or use often.

Kate Dyson

Kate is the Founder of The Motherload, the 'owner' of one husband, two daughters, two cats and one rabbit. She loves wine, loathes exercise and fervently believes in the power of women supporting women. Find me on instagram: @themotherloadhq

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