When I lived in a large suburban house I was not that organized.
I had a theory that if I would use an item again I didn’t want to have to put it away only to get it out again to use it.
Not only that, but mail would pile up on the counter and clothes would never make it back to the closet after they were washed.
So, I wasn’t precisely sure how living in a tiny house would change anything. I figured it could get just as messy but worse in a small space.
As it turns out, going small helped me with my organizational skills. Here are 5 ways I stay organized in the tiny house and you can too.
Put it away. The good news about a tiny space is that the place where something belongs can’t, by nature, be too far from where it is used. Put it away. Does that salt shaker go on a shelf? Don’t leave it on the counter. Did you just get home from the Laundromat? Put the clothes in the closet now, not later.
For more ways to stay organized in a tiny space see below:
Now here’s a tiny cabin I think will resonate with you if you’re also into simple living.
Sure, this may be too extreme for most of us, including myself because I really am a big people and family person.
But it’s something I’d still like to do as an experience once or twice a year.
It seems like that if you were here, you can really escape it all. I’d turn my phone off and just enjoy spending time with myself here.
And if you have a spouse or significant other it can be a great time to reconnect with each other on a deeper level.
Either way I think it would make for a peaceful and rejuvenating experience for most of us. I’ll bet you it wouldn’t cost very much to set up a simple vacation cabin like this one. Please, let me give you the rest of the tour below:
The other morning I got this email from a reader on the topic of families and tiny houses.
Here’s what it said and then I’ll give you my thoughts after (and I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments).
If you have a family and you’re thinking of going tiny don’t do it until you read this:
I LOVE your site and am so interested in tiny houses!!! I would live in one today if I could convince my husband. We have a family of 5 (one teenage girl and two 5 year olds). Would love to simplify our lives and live within our means. I have never seen any of these houses in person and was wondering if you knew of any in _____? We currently live in ______.
So, what do you think? (share in comments & read what I think below)