Storage for Small Spaces

by Jackie FogartieOctober 14, 2016

Based on my last article, “Make Your Move Seamless”, I think you can gather that I have recently gone through the challenge of moving! While I am thrilled about our new home, I will miss my little condo! Condo life taught me a lot about home ownership, but the number one thing it taught me was how to maximize storage in small spaces, a skill needed no matter how big your home is! Here are the best things I learned about how to make the most of your small spaces and some products that helped me immensely during my 10 years of condo living!

Laundry Room

Let’s face it, doing laundry is no one’s favorite chore, so having a small laundry room does nobody any favors while they tackle this ho-hum task. This wall hung drying rack took up zero of my precious floor space in the condo. After dealing with a traditional bulky drying rack for years, I got hooked on this wall rack. When you’re not using it, it easily collapses. Dare I say life-changing?
drying rack
I also hung my brooms and mops in the laundry room with this nifty organizer from Amazon.


For 10 years I had a small (yet adorable) galley kitchen with very little storage and not a ton of counter space. Every inch of my counter was precious! These items help make my life a little easier:

  • Spice Organizer: This clever little shelf held 20 spices and pulled right out of my cabinet for easy access.


  • Wire Can Rack: I was fortunate to have a pantry, but it wasn’t huge by any means. To save shelf space, I loved using this wire can rack that allowed me to see all of my canned goods but still store them efficiently.


  • Hooks: I had plenty of these over the cabinet-style hooks to hang anything from tea towels to potholders. I loved the easy access to these much used kitchen items!



A grand walk-in closet wasn’t in the cards for our condo, and I’m a girl with a shoe problem! How did I cope? An over the door shoe rack from Target did the trick! I love this rack because I can see all my shoes up close and personal every time I open up the closet door! And again, it doesn’t take up any precious floor space – noticing a trend here?


For my bathroom, I needed a place besides my vanity to store hand towels and other bathroom accessories. These floating shelves from West Elm combine functionality with beautiful rustic style. You better believe I took these shelves off and brought them to my new house!
Even though I have more room in my new casa, these products and storage tricks will stand the test of time despite the size of any home. I plan to utilize all of these items to maximize my storage to get the most out of my house! Happy organizing! is the place to dream and discover your ideal home! Are you starting to get the itch to look for your first or next home, but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! Browse our real estate and lifestyle blog for home buying tips, mortgage guides, DIY ideas, interior design, lifestyle topics, general home inspiration, or just some homes fun. We are sure you can scratch that itch and find all the information and tools you need to help in your home search. Want to start looking at available real estate right now? Head to our home page and check out homes for sale or rent listings all over the country.

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About The Author
Jackie Fogartie
Jackie Fogartie (often known as Jackie Fo) is a NJ born, NC living event planner and freelance writer/blogger. Five plus years ago, Jackie started an events and wedding planning business based in Charlotte, North Carolina called Jackie Fogartie Events handling events of all sizes from intimate baby showers to large weddings. In addition to making events go off without a hitch, Jackie writes a blog covering all things food, cocktail and party. She has also written for brands such as General Mills, Aladdin insulated mason jars and Proctor & Gamble. You can often find her staying true to her NJ Italian roots by eating big bowls of pasta and drinking copious amounts of red wine. Cheers!

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