Not everyone can afford spacious penthouses in urban centers or huge mansions in the suburbs. Many of us have to make do with what we have and that often means choosing small houses and apartments. And fitting your entire life in there can get tricky. Luckily, there are quite a few ways to keep your workstation in order and get rid of that enormous table that blocks the entire kitchen. From affordable furniture to genius DIY hacks, we compiled a list of creative solutions to create space in your home. We know that every inch counts and these things should help you utilize most of them. Also, scroll down below to see the tips and tricks that tidying experts who specialize in renowned KonMari Method™ shared with Bored Panda.

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Brilliant Design For Kids That Need Their Privacy But There's Only One Bedroom

Brilliant Design For Kids That Need Their Privacy But There's Only One Bedroom

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Luna Lovegood
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4 days ago

As someone who shared a room my entire childhood, this looks really nice. :)

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Bored Panda spoke to three certified tidying experts who follow in the footsteps of the renowned organizing guru Marie Kondo. The mantra for putting things in order like a pro sounds simple—things should spark joy and if they don’t, you’re better off without them. Helen Youn, a platinum level KonMari consultant, explains “the first step to start is to think about why you want to tidy and the life that will bring you the most joy. Often when people decide it’s time to change, they just want to have an organized and clutter-free space, but you need to also think about how that will actually impact your life, but you need to also think about how that will actually impact your life—would you read more as a result? Entertain more? Start working out? Think about all the things you enjoy doing that bring you joy. By choosing to keep only the things that bring you joy, you will create a home that supports your ideal life.”

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A Slide-Out Pantry In 6 Inches Of Space

A Slide-Out Pantry In 6 Inches Of Space

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4 days ago

This would be super handy.

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#3

University Library Has A Wall Where You Can Quite Literally Take A Seat

University Library Has A Wall Where You Can Quite Literally Take A Seat

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Diana Eriksson
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4 days ago

That's so neat!

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#4

Space Saving

Space Saving

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Beeps
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4 days ago

Isn’t there an Edgar Allan Poe story about this? ;)

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#5

Stair Drawers

Stair Drawers

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Kristof De Smet
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4 days ago

but what if one drawer isn't closed properly?

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#6

Elevate The Bed In Small Spaces To Create Storage Underneath

Elevate The Bed In Small Spaces To Create Storage Underneath

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Iggy
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4 days ago

I have so little storage in my flat. I am positively drooling at this!:-D

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#7

When You Want To Maximize The Space Under The Stairs

When You Want To Maximize The Space Under The Stairs

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Francis
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4 days ago

but where shall my nephew harry live? gosh...

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Reality doesn’t always meet expectations, especially when it comes to cleaning on a tight budget. Lifestyle consultant Amanda Scanlan from Home Nurturing assures readers that “tidying doesn’t need to be an expensive undertaking. Use what you already have to organise your belongings. Shoe boxes or any media boxes from laptops, tablets or phones that you may have lying around are ideal for keeping like items together. For the kitchen, large glass jars or bottles can be reused and work really well for storing food, just remove the labels to reduce the visual clutter. Old or odd Tupperware containers that no longer 'spark joy' are also useful for keeping like items together.”

#8

Washer-Dryer Inside A Closet

Washer-Dryer Inside A Closet

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Podunkus
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4 days ago

An added benefit is the noise reduction when the doors are closed, if you build it with the right materials.

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#9

No Place For A Bedside Table? No Problem

No Place For A Bedside Table? No Problem

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Iggy
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4 days ago

And I wouldn't keep knocking things on to the floor.

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#10

Playroom, Bedroom And A Closet Perfectly Fit In This Small Room

Playroom, Bedroom And A Closet Perfectly Fit In This Small Room

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Martti Laurson
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4 days ago

That looks fun. And it even has a jail cell for cops and robbers.

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And now, we’re asking for a friend: it seems like everyone around me is having domestic makeovers except me. Why is that? Amanda Scanlan confirms it’s not all in your head: “I definitely think that more and more people are willing to make changes when it comes to tidiness. We have a greater understanding of health and wellbeing and the simple life choices we can make to improve it and reduce stress. Such as eating well, exercising more, spending time with loved ones, doing activities that we enjoy and find meaningful, and cultivating more positive feelings like joy and gratitude, etc. Moreover, we are getting better at understanding environmental issues and the impact that our daily choices can have towards this.”

#11

Extra Storage Hidden In These Kitchen Benches

Extra Storage Hidden In These Kitchen Benches

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4 days ago

I've always wanted one of these cute little booths in my house

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#12

That's Some Neat Space Saving Design

That's Some Neat Space Saving Design

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Pamela24
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4 days ago

I'm pretty sure I've seen this on Bored Panda in a list that was titled "the worst designs in the history" or something similar.

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#13

Space Saving

Space Saving

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Luna Lovegood
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4 days ago

Can I have this room please?

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In fact, “having a tidy home can unlock more time, energy, mental clarity and more, and I believe it is a really effective tool to reset your life and start living life how we want to in a way that is in alignment with our own values.” Trust us, your general practitioner would approve.

#14

A Play Room That Fits Under The Bed

A Play Room That Fits Under The Bed

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Kaisu
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4 days ago

This doesn't look that handy, why not just let your kid play on the floor, you clearly have space for it

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#15

When You Need That Extra Bed

When You Need That Extra Bed

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Podunkus
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4 days ago

When I need that “extra bed,” I just tell the uninvited guest to go get a hotel room.

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#16

West Elm Industrial Storage Coffee Table

West Elm Industrial Storage Coffee Table

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Demi Zwaan
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4 days ago

Yeah, nice, 465 euro. If you can afford that, you don't need this for the space it provides in your small home.

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#17

Handlebars That Flip Sideways To Save Space

Handlebars That Flip Sideways To Save Space

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Ksenia M
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4 days ago

now, this is great! You could also easily hang it on a hook!

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#18

Space Saving

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J.Labuschagné
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4 days ago

This is great.

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#19

The Inception Bed For When Kids Have A Sleepover

The Inception Bed For When Kids Have A Sleepover

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Alex
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4 days ago

If every kids bedroom looked like that it would be amazing

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#20

Triple Bunk Beds Done Right

Triple Bunk Beds Done Right

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4 days ago

I wouldn’t want to be Zoey, that’s a headache waiting to happen. Would have been better if they made it so her head was at the other end.

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#21

Headboard With Shelves

Headboard With Shelves

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Bobby's Girl
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4 days ago

I don't see this one as space saving. Adding 6 or 8 inches to the length of the bed is a lot of lost floor space for just a few paperbacks.

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#22

Staircase Cupboard

Staircase Cupboard

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boredpanDaman
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4 days ago

oh, i love the tree

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#23

Built In Wardrobe And A Cozy Bed Fits Everything In One Wall

Built In Wardrobe And A Cozy Bed Fits Everything In One Wall

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Jo Choto
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4 days ago

I would love a bedroom like this.

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#24

Kitchen Utensils Board

Kitchen Utensils Board

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4 days ago

I'm more intrigued by the chalkboard door!

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#25

Floating Corner Shelves Help Use Up Every Corner In A Small Space

Floating Corner Shelves Help Use Up Every Corner In A Small Space

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boredpanDaman
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4 days ago

by looking at all these ideas i a starting to appreciate the empty space much more...

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#26

This Space Saving Table Takes The Murphy Style Decor To Whole New Level

This Space Saving Table Takes The Murphy Style Decor To Whole New Level

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Kaisu
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4 days ago

If only there was this much empty wall space in my apartment

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#27

The Storage Box Is Designed For Your Refrigerator

The Storage Box Is Designed For Your Refrigerator

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Bei Stenhaug
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4 days ago

I have this too and I love it

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#28

Identify The Wasted Spaces And Utilize ’em

Identify The Wasted Spaces And Utilize ’em

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Daria Z
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4 days ago

My cat would push these jars on the floor in a matter of minutes :)

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#29

Use Picture Ledges For A Miniature Vanity 'Table'

Use Picture Ledges For A Miniature Vanity 'Table'

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Eva Bryson
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4 days ago

Why would I want all that stuff out in the open?

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#30

Perfect Solution To Fit All The Boardgames

Perfect Solution To Fit All The Boardgames

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4 days ago

I literally need a whole cupboard for all my board and other games.

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#31

Hang Shelves Over The Door For Extra Space

Hang Shelves Over The Door For Extra Space

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Z Kalnina
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4 days ago

And never access them again

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#32

Genius Headboard Drawer

Genius Headboard Drawer

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MadDawg
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4 days ago

they look like little wings coming out of the bed

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#33

Genius Shoe Organiser

Genius Shoe Organiser

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Beeps
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4 days ago

Ok, where can I buy this, please?

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#34

Shelf That Works As A Small Computer Table

Shelf That Works As A Small Computer Table

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Iggy
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4 days ago

This is very cute.

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#35

Towel Racks On The Door

Towel Racks On The Door

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Zara VP
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4 days ago

Until one day you accidentally open the door a little too forcefully and puncture holes into your wall.

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