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When I bought #mytinybungalow, I knew I’d have to get creative with my small space storage solutions. After all, this house doesn’t have a single closet! I’m in the process of installing one in the bedroom, but until then, I’ve had to get really creative. A few simple hacks have made a really big impact on our day-to-day here, and thanks to eBay and their Spring Hub, it felt like the perfect time to share my tips with you guys!
I’ve been a looooongtime fan of shopping on eBay for everything. From hard-to-find decor pieces to affordable designer goods, eBay is definitely my best resource for pretty much everything. They were kind enough to send over a gift card, which I used to get a jumpstart on my spring cleaning.
Here are some of my favorite small space storage tips:
Clear the visual clutter. I absolutely hate opening my pantry and seeing a million different labels. It feels like visual noise to me. Instead, I decant all of my spices and dry goods into airtight glass jars (these are my favorite) for an organized, Pinterest-worthy pantry!
Unexpected labeling. Sometimes you just HAVE to label something, like spices. Instead of going the traditional route of a sticker label, I wrote the names of my spices on the bottom of each jar with permanent marker. I still get my clean pantry look, but without text. I also shopped on eBay for a Polaroid camera and film so I could put my shoes in clear shoeboxes and label them with photos instead of text.
Streamline. This can mean many things, but for my clothing I find that the best way to maximize my small space is to use velvet hangers. They are slim, so you can pack more into a closet, plus they prevent items with skinny straps from falling off. I also suggest using drawer dividers for organizing your dresser. It helps to keep things neat and tidy.
Additionally, I find that shopping on eBay helps me to save money (for more renovations). When they sent me the eBay gift card, I was totally surprised by how far I could stretch it to cover my home’s needs. I was able to shop for the perfect food storage jars and get them brand new, but at a fraction of the price. And, if you know any new homeowners, an eBay gift card makes an fantastic gift… hint hint ;) An eBay gift card is perfect for any occasion because there are so many options on eBay, so the recipient can find anything they want, at any time.
If you’d like to recreate any of these ideas in your own small space, here are direct links to all the pieces I’ve used to get my home organized:
- Le Parfait jars
- spice jars
- small funnel
- permanent markers
- Polaroid + film
- clear shoeboxes
- slim velvet hangers
- drawer dividers
- eBay gift card
photography & styling by Jojotastic.