I have been working with a client in a small home with four family members. She often comments on how small the house is and “how it would be easier to be organized if she had more space.” I had to break the news to her that I highly doubted that her home would be more organized if it were larger. She and her family would simply find more things to keep in the home.
I feel it is almost to her advantage to have a smaller home. The size limitation forces the need to keep the clutter to a minimum. This message seemed to make sense to her, and I give the message with full confidence. I have seen larger homes that are filled to the brim because the homeowner can get away with accumulating for a longer period of time. Due to the small size of my client’s home, she felt the need to get organized sooner than if her home was larger.
Embrace your small spaces. Learning how to best use them (and the verticle space) by not cluttering with too much furniture, oversized furniture or knick knacks. Less stuff will help make your small space feel larger.
If you have the luxury of a large home, be honest with yourself about how much stuff you need to keep, even though you have the space. Being organized has less to do with the amount of space you have and more to do with how you use that space.