You live in a small space, but you don’t have the money to buy a new set of dollhouse-style furniture. Beyond that closed-in feeling you get from tight quarters — a petite home can seem like it’s bursting at the seams once it’s filled with all your stuff — finding ways to organize your belongings can seem like an impossible task.
“When living in a small space, a common frustration is not being able to find what you’re looking for and wasting precious time,” Olescia Hanson, a spokeswoman for The Container Store, told WalletPop.

If you’re feeling like you may have outgrown your tiny space, don’t fret. We’ve come up with a few save-spacing solutions that are budget-friendly, too. First Comes the Purge

By making use of affordable storage solutions and organizational tips, you can make a small home or apartment seem infinitely more spacious.

But before embarking on a space-saving overhaul of your abode, Hanson says, “take inventory of what you own.”

You’ll inevitably find things — be it that fourth pair of scissors or a stack of old t-shirts and cassette tapes — that are meant for the trash or give-away pile. That’s when it’s time to purge.

“Whatever you can live without,” Hanson suggests, “donate to charity, sell at a garage sale or discard.”

Maximizing a Small Space Room by Room

Living Room

In a small living area, one way to free up ample room is to make use of hanging space.

For instance, if bulky floor-to-ceiling bookcases play a starring role in your living room, replace them with hanging shelves, which will instantly make your space feel notably airier, Andrew Mellen, an organizational expert and author of “Unstuff Your Life!”, told WalletPop.

That’s because, unlike a bookcase, freestanding shelves are open on both ends, says Mellen, “and don’t feel like a heavy piece of furniture.” To further open up your space, Mellen suggests, install your shelves starting about six inches off the floor and go up to the ceiling.

You can buy what you need to hang them — standards, brackets and shelves — at home center chains such as Home Depot or Lowe’s, for about $75. In general, that’ll get you about nine shelves, though your exact costs will vary depending on where you live and what type of shelves you hang.

But what to do with those bulky bookcases? Consider selling them on sites such as Craigslist or eBay, which will bring in some cash to buy wall shelves. You call also tap Yardsellr.com, which gets the word out on what you’re selling through Facebook and Twitter.

Then keep your shelves neat by adhering to the three-tsotchke rule: Besides your books, says Mellen, “there should be no more than three tsotchkes on a shelf.”

If you have an LCD or flat-screen TV, you can free up additional living space by taking it off the media center or cart and mounting it on the wall. You can buy TV wall mounts at Wal-Mart, for instance, for as little as $25.

Kitchen

If your kitchen is tiny, think vertically: Hang pots, pans and kitchen tools from a ceiling-mounted pot rack, which you can buy for as little as $30 at a discount chain.

You’ll not only free up cabinet and drawer space, but you’ll also clear out valuable kitchen counter top real estate that you can used instead for cooking-related tasks like chopping or mixing.

You can also hang over-the-door racks in cabinets or pantries to store canned goods, spices and kitchen supplies. These can be purchased at such retailers as Amazon.com and Organizeit.com for around $15 to $20.

Bedroom

One of the most practical but under utilized spaces in the bedroom? The space under the bed, Hanson says. You can free up space in other areas, she says, “by using under-the-bed boxes, where you can store out-of-season clothing or other seldom-used items.” The Container Store sells clear under-the-bed boxes, so you can easily see their contents, for about $10 each.

Most closet spaces are poorly organized, says Hanson. “Don’t be limited by the standard hanging bar and shelf,” she adds.

Mellen suggests re-purposing an old towel rod and using it to hang scarves or belts. Or installing additional rods, stackable shelves or rolling carts to add more space.

One other way to get the most out of your your small closet is to turn it into a vertical storage space with tiered slack hangers, which can hold up to five pairs of pants, suggests Hanson. These run about $8.99 at The Container Store.

Contain Yourself

A small space really opens up and feels less cluttered when surfaces are clear. Coffee tables and end tables strewn with stuff — be it mail, magazines or remote controls — “look like a jumbled, chaotic mess,” says Mellen, “and really closes the space.”

To help banish clutter, adhere to this simple tenet: All of your possessions must have a home. To that end, remove magazines and newspapers from your coffee or end tables, and store them in decorative baskets, bins or racks. Contain your remote controls in a decorative basket as well. Check out such retailers as Pier 1 Imports or Ikea for a wide selection of storage baskets that are both functional and decorative for as little as $10 each.

Mail doesn’t belong on the coffee or kitchen table. You can find wall-mounted mail organizers on Amazon.com that cost between $20 and $30.

“Another way to increase storage capacity is to purchase ottomans that double as storage areas,” says Hanson. For about $40 at The Container Store (or less, if they’re on sale), these double-duty ottomans will give you additional seating as well as space to store everything from blankets and extra pillows to toys and more.

Free Space-Saving Tips

Clutter will rear its messy head more dramatically in a small space — and make it seem even smaller. You can’t get any cheaper than these free clutter-conquering tips:

• If you don’t use it everyday, get it out of the way. Is the toaster, blender or food processor sitting on your kitchen counter top getting a daily workout? If not, store them away and free up some counter top space.

• Keep up with your filing. Do you need the car insurance documents, tax returns and takeout menus stacked up on your desk on a daily basis? Probably not, so file them away. You’ll cut down on the visual chaos, free up space and feel more organized.

• Practice “stuff equilibrium,” says Mellen. If you bring something new into your home — be it a book, newspaper, body lotion or winter coat — then a similar item should go. This simple rule remarkably keeps clutter at bay, he says.

• Develop an organization routine. “If you stay in the habit of putting things away immediately and not letting them stack up,” Hanson says, “you’ll be more content with living in a smaller space.”

Written by Barbara Thua

The Superbowl is right around the corner, which is a sad time for some because it means the end of another football season. For others it means they get their husbands/ boyfriends off the couch. The living room has been taken over by the droves of friends that plop down in front of the big screen TV and make a mess out of the living room night after night. Well the bad news for some of you is, basketball season is in full swing and lets not forgot about baseball season right behind.

You may find that the bottles of beer and plates are piling up, and even finding there way to the floor as table space can be in short supply. Spilled beer, and dip on your carpets is never a good time. So go out and buy your own Tuc-Away Table. www.tucawaytables.com

It retails for $69.95 and can be found on Tuc-Away’s website link above, or at Brookstone.com, Solutions.com or Taylorgifts.com as well as many other places.

So go check out our website, and let me know what you think.

Numerous factors must be considered while selecting furniture items for home. Regardless of whether you need a table, chair, sofa or other furniture items, it is advisable to make sure that it fits your home without making it look cluttered. Gone are the days when people had no other option then to buy a large center table for their homes. Today, they have various options to select from including a narrow-end table.

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Small or narrow-end tables offer a great combination of an elegant and classy look with utility. If your living room, any other room in office or home has compact spaces, placing these tables in there can be a great addition. The best part able these tables is that it goes well with both classic and contemporary styled decor. These tables can match with any type of settings and the extra space that is taken up can easily and quickly be removed by tucking the table in.

Various purposes of narrow tables

The small-end tables can be used for numerous purposes and it is considered as ideal furniture for resting coffee mugs, magazines, showpieces, lamps, drinks, remote controls etc. You can also unattached these tables within seconds and store them in a closet. Apart from these, some other important features of these tables are:

- Refreshing looks
- Light-weight
- Can fit anywhere
- Scratch resistant
- Durable
- Can be assembled easily

A small-end TUC-AWAY table or modern side table can be a better choice than any bulky table. It allows you to live in constrained space as you fold or flip it down in just a few seconds. While looking for these tables, make sure to select a color that matches your decor.

Because of the size of a home, or to fulfill a desire to live a simple life, most people prefer small and durable furniture options while decorating their homes. If you are among the many looking for lightweight furniture for your homes, corner end tables are a perfect way to save valuable space. These handy tables attach to various types of furniture including sofa, bed, recliner, armoire, chair etc.

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The small end adjustable tables can be a perfect place to keep magazines, reading lamp, coffee mugs, decorative pieces, new papers, snacks and other items.

Basic Features

- These tables come with a natural wood finish
- Durable and scratch resistant features
- Easy to store
- No tools or skill required for assembling
- Cost-effective
- Suitable to numerous uses
- Compact and easy usage

Apart from the above-mentioned features, convenience is another major advantage of small end TUC-AWAY Tables. These tables fit both contemporary and classic decor and promise a blend of design and functionality. The small size makes these tables perfect for both residential and commercial use. If you require a table that can add functionality and style to your room without making it look cluttered, small-end adjustable tables are a perfect choice.

Thanks to the web, it is not difficult to look for a shop that provides a durable piece of small-end tables at cost-effective prices. Usually, these tables come in two beautiful colors including black and brown to help you make a thoughtful decision as per the décor of your home.

Ever wondered how you can live grand even in the small home or office space? Whether you have a big house or a small one, the way you decorate it makes all the difference! Furniture is important while decorating your home but it is also imperative to find out the best possible piece as per your requirements and budget. Almost any table can fit in a large house but if you have a small area, the best way to get required furniture without creating a mess is by opting for TUC-AWAY tables.

Here are some common benefits of these tables and what makes them a popular choice among people all over the world.

Space

These tables maximize the capacity in the room because you can fold them after use. This way, you do not need to purchase a large table that will occupy unnecessary space.

Cost-effective

A beautiful looking and durable table comes within budget, which makes it a good option for businesses and home owners.

Colors

Tuck-away tables are available in two color options – black and brown. These colors match any interior and can add elegance and beauty to your room.
Apart from the above mentioned, a large variety of tuck-away tables include:

- Adjustable End Table
- Black End Table
- Brown End Table
- Small End Table
- Snack Table

All the above mentioned tables are perfect for various purposes and are often made by using premium quality wood, which makes them scratch free and water resistant. No matter what your requirement is, you can get a great deal by selecting a beautiful tuck-away table!

So how amazing is it that you can know put your cell phone down on certain tables and your cell phone will charge. WOW! However….Not every cell phone can be charged this way, but many of the new smart phones can. So, the next question is where do I find places or products to purchase that have this amazing technology, and what our the differences. Two answer your questions, the technology is still new, so places where you can use this are still limited, but Starbucks is now testing and I am sure lots of people will follow. The coolest thing is not Corian is now offering kitchen countertops that will charge your phone. They are using a technology standard PMA “Power Matters Alliance” which is one of several competing standards in the industry. There is a quite battle going on for competing standards, and there is no clear winners. So be careful if purchasing anything for this technology as not all phones will work, and depending on standard what works today might not work tomorrow.

So, I think I will make this post about Tuc-Away Tables today. Why you ask? shouldn’t I focus on all the other cool spacing saving solutions known to man, and not talk about my own stuff. Well, yes you are right and I will be sure to talk about cool products and gadgets that will make your life better. In addition I will talk about things you can do around the home to keep it organized, clean, and of course safe for family. I do however think the Tuc-Away Table does all this.

It is the greatest invention to side tables since, well since way before I was born (and I am no spring chicken). People refer to the Tuc-Away Table as the Tuck Away Table, Adjustable side table, adjustable end table, modern end table, modern side table, folding table, folding side table, folding end table, flip up table, hide away table, and well the list keeps going.

So let me explain how this table works. The table has a patented steel spring bar, which you attach to the backside of the table according to the height of the furniture you are attaching too. (Height range 1.5″ – 10″inches) Once the bar is attach to the table at the proper height, you can then angle the table to slide the bar under your furniture until the table is standing upright next to your chair, bed, sofa, etc.

If the table feels loose, then you need to slide the table back out, and move the height of the bar a notch higher. This will tighten the table. Remember if your furniture you are attaching the table too is not sturdy on the bottom the table will not attach properly.

Here is a video that might make everything more clear. http://www.tucawaytables.com/instructions/

check out our site, and let us know what you think. We are always open to suggestions and new ideas.

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Welcome everyone to our first initial post to the Tuc-Away Table blog. Over the course of the next 10-20 years :-) I hope to create a safe place to share ideas on topics ranging from space saving ideas, solutions for the home, as well as my thoughts on business, and many things I learn from coming to work everyday and being around some of the smartest, and nicest people I have the honor to work with.

I am sure as time progresses this blog will evolve, and I just hope some of you will come along for the ride.

-Scott

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