Tips to Living in a Small Space
Living in a small space can prove to be frustrating. The key to living in such a small space is to stay organized. By going through your belongings and determining what you can keep, donate, and store is the first step you can take to having a clutter free space. Having a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo will keep your valuables safe and secure while giving you the space you need. Below are some tips to make your small space seem just a little larger.
Keep what you need
The hardest part about downsizing into a smaller place is determining what you should keep. When living in a small space you only have room for what you absolutely need. If there are some items you just can’t seem to part with and don’t have space for, a storage unit is the perfect solution. All American Self Storage in San Mateo has a variety of storage units available with a price to fit your budget. This way you can keep what you want and have those items when you move again in the future.
Your color pallet
Painting a small space can either make it seem larger or smaller. Expanding your color palette and being open to colors you haven’t considered before is often necessary. By picking light colors you can make a small space seem a lot larger. Painting dark cabinets a lighter color will also help enlarge your kitchens and bathrooms.
Get rid of duplicates
Having multiples items such as dishes, cookware, and furniture pieces can take up space that could be used for the items you need in your home. Go back to the basics and keep what you use. These are the items that should be considered for donations or storage.
When decorating your home with family portraits and artwork, hang them just a little higher than you normally would. This will give the illusion of a larger wall and ceiling. By adding mirrors to your existing décor you can also create an illusion of more space within a room.
While it may take some work to make your small living space feel large, it will be worth all the time and effort you put into your space. Don’t get discouraged when you feel like you don’t have enough room for all of your belongings. The storage units at All American Self Storage in San Mateo gives you the space your home can’t. Call one of our friendly customer service associates for more information on the units we have available.