If you try hard enough, you can find a way to make anything more compact, even air. While you probably won’t need to employ compressed air service for anything in your home, you can make more space and remove bulk and clutter. With a little ingenuity and some helpful gadgets, you can free up space you didn’t even realize you were wasting.
Have you ever tried to stack spare pillows neatly? It is an almost impossible task. Even if you manage to get them to balance perfectly without toppling to the floor repeatedly, it takes up a lot of valuable space. Solve your pillow stacking problems with a space saver vacuum bag. Flatten them out for storage, then fluff them back up when you need to use them.
Fit More Into Suitcases
Rolling your clothing has long been touted as a great way to fit more into a suitcase. However, if you have bulky items, they tend to resist being and staying rolled. Try using compression bags to get that puffer jacket down to a reasonable size. With this trick, you won’t have to show up at the airport with your carry on wearing all your heaviest, bulkiest items at once.
Optimize Space in Drawers
If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, you must have been under a rock for the last couple of years. Her KonMarie method of folding virtually everything optimizes space and makes it more useful. Watch her videos or read her book that tells you how to fold shirts properly so that you can fit more in and see everything you have at once without digging. It is amazing how much space you’ve been wasting all these years.
Reclaim Your Sink and Countertops
Even with a dishwasher, most people hand was some items. That means that a dish rack, or at least a dish towel, is taking up space in the sink or on the counter. Reclaim that space with an over-the-sink storage shelf.