I’m an interior designer and there are ten easy ways to make ANY small space seem much bigger.
AN INTERIORS expert has revealed her top space-saving tips so you can make even the smallest spaces feel bigger.
Interior designer Kristen McGowan told viewers her top tips for saving space and making your home less cluttered.
The expert posted the video on YouTube, where it has been viewed over a million times.
Kristen explained, “I’m going to share with you ten home organization ideas to keep your home organized, clean and super functional.
“I like to use organization as a way to optimize the amount of space you have.”
Kristen’s first tip is to use vertical space to organize because it takes up less space in your home.
Using doors to hang vertical organizers helps maximize storage and doesn’t take up too much space.
Kristen opts for an Ikea hanging organizer, which can be used in many rooms in the house.
She used it to organize her storage supplies in her kitchen, rather than taking up an entire cabinet with produce.
She also uses it in her bathroom, again saving you the hassle of buying a chest of drawers to store your bathroom products, especially handy if you have a small bathroom.
Kristen recommends getting shelf organizers to help cut down on clutter, that way items are divided up without looking cluttered or buying more furniture.
They can be used for your linen closet as well as your kitchen to organize plates and bowls.
As they simply slide on the shelf, Kristen adds that they are perfect for renters as they cause no damage to your interiors.
If you have a small closet as a pantry, Kristen recommends using desk organizers to divide your canned goods.
Not only does this look a lot more organized, but it also means you’ll be rotating your cans often so you’re not stuck with cans in the back of your cupboard ten years past their best before date.
If you’re lucky enough to have a pet, Kristen recommends purchasing mop and broom handles that can be taped to the wall.
This way you’ll always have a shovel and brush handy to put away after they’re done eating without them lying around on your kitchen floor.
Shower curtain hooks don’t always have to be used there, says Kristen.
The expert uses them to hang on the handle of her oven door to hang oven mitts on, rather than keeping them on the counter.
They can even be used on a hanger to hang hats and belts to create extra wardrobe space.
Kristen is also a fan of hanging shelving baskets to free up even more space in your cupboards.
She uses hers to store bowls, but they can be used for a range of items in any room in your home to create additional storage space.
The expert loves counting items in storage solutions to give your home a more uniform, clutter-free look.
She recommends doing this with your laundry products to create an aesthetic look and does the same with her collection of herbs and spices.
For an extra gold star in the organization, Kristen recommends labeling your discounted products to give them an extra luxurious feel.
If you find your hallway is always filled with shoes, Kristen’s final tip will save your life.
She recommends using large baskets to store shoes because they’re easy to grab and make your hallway feel more open and less cluttered.
She adds, “It adds a decorative touch to your front door and keeps things much tidier.”
Viewers of the video loved her hacks, with one writing, “Kristen, I love the idea of using the open shower hooks to hang things!”
“I also like to use these magazine racks inside cabinets. I stand them upright and use them to hold my foil, wax paper, etc.” Another user said.
A third replied: “The shower ring idea is so amazing. I’m trying today!”