Mobile Home Life Tips: How To Save Space In A Small Area
Living in a mobile can feel restricting in terms of the space it provides. While there are the obvious space hoggers like the television or futon, it’s often the smaller things we collect like shoes, baskets, and lamps that can slowly start encroaching on our space. But just because your home is small doesn’t mean you have to live small. These mobile home life tips are sure to give you some extra leg room. Take a look below for some of our favorite ones.
Invest in furniture that doubles as storage space
We would say that any piece of multipurpose furniture is a great investment. One of our favorite pieces is a hollow ottoman. This is a great space to inconspicuously store items like blankets, TV remotes, pillows and more. It’s also ideal for storing items out of reach from dogs and small children.
It might be worth looking into captain beds that have built-in drawers below the mattress. Imagine waking up in the morning and sorting through your wardrobe from the comfort of your bed! If your budget allows it, look into captain beds that feature both drawers beneath the mattress and an upper shelving unit behind the headboard.
You can also take the DIY approach by placing your bed on top of stilts. This will allow for more storage space underneath the bed. Check out this step-by-step guide to elevating your bed if this interests you.
Install shelving on your walls
Bare walls are great real estate to hang items you would normally have to shove into a crowded drawer. The possibilities are pretty much endless here. Think about installing a rack in your kitchen just for spices, or a shelf at the front door where people can drop their mail or car keys. You’d be surprised at how much more efficient you’ll be with a little organization.
Even if you don’t need it for storage, extra shelf space is still useful for showcasing family photos, flowers, art, and more. These small additions make a big difference to the look and feel of your home. Plus, there are plenty of ways to install shelves for cheap using ordinary household items or recycled materials.
A less glamorous but equally effective tool for wall storage is a pegboard. These are commonly used to store tools like wrenches, hammers, and pliers in a garage space. But with enough creativity, you can use them for just about anything.
Elevate your shoe organization
You don’t have to live in a mobile home to understand the frustration of tripping over a mountain of shoes at your front door. Finding adequate storage space for your shoes is a little more difficult in a mobile home as you probably don’t have a garage, but there are plenty of DIY solutions for this issue.
Take this PVC pipe shoe rack for example. Who knew PVC pipes could actually fit in with your decor? If gluing the pipes together seems like too much work, an easy solution is to stack the pipes between a wall and a bookcase or any two objects that can hold them firmly in place.
Organizing your shoes doesn’t need to be a day-long project, though. Saving space could be as simple as throwing shoes into a designated bucket or even hanging them in your closet. You could also buy a shoe organizer that slips on the back of a door or this portable bamboo shoe rack.
Install tension rods… everywhere
Tension rods are like duct tape for organizing – they work in every situation. Cluttered cabinet? Tension rod. Mountain of dirty shoes in your closet? Tension rod. Scattered jewelry drawer? You guessed it – tension rod.
There are so many possibilities with tension rods that we could honestly devote a whole separate article to them. Take a look at this link for a few ideas. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom or living area, tensions rods are appropriate for pretty much any space. Don’t forget that in addition to hanging things on them, tension rods are also very useful for separating items if placed vertically. And did we mention they’re extremely affordable?
Other mobile home life tips to save space
- A storage bin with wheels for easy transportation
- DIY bookshelf
- Door organizer
- Empty books that act as extra storage
- DIY Murphy bed
- Organize your linen closet
Time to get organizing
As you can see from these mobile home life tips, there’s really no limit to your imagination when it comes to organizing. Take a look at your household items and see for yourself which ones can be transformed into your next storage solution. Of course, if you’re feeling up to the task, installing a deck onto your mobile home can add even more space.