6 Organization Tips for Small Spaces

By Austen Tosone

One thing we all know about New York real estate is how quickly our closet-sized spaces can go from super organized to total chaos in a matter of minutes. Since New York can’t get any bigger, it’s time for us to get organized! Here are a few tips that will make your small space feel infinitely less jumbled and give you the motivation to get sh*t done. 

1. Hanging clipboards or magazine holders on the walls to keep your desk clear. You can organize them so you’ll know where to find everything and  prevent clutter of loose papers from taking over your work space. You can even hang an inspiring message on them to stay motivated!

2. Take all of your various pens, pencils and markers and toss them in a mason jar or a coffee mug so they're easy to find. To save even more space, go through and test your pens to make sure they work!

3. I’m a huge lover of Post-Its but they can get out of hand on weeks when I’m especially busy. Keep a calendar or planner nearby so you can quickly write the date time and location of parties, meetings, lunches or study sessions. Even if you add it to an electronic calendar, writing will reinforce your memory so you’re less likely to forget if you’re supposed to be somewhere.

4. Use cookie jars or other cute containers to store beauty products like nail polish, lipsticks and eyeliners. Clear jars are great because you can see everything all at once without having to take everything out to find what you’re looking for. 

5. Hang hats from thumb tacks or command hooks on your wall. You’ll not only create a unique wall display, but also prevent clutter in your closet and be able to grab and go as you’re running out the door! 

6. I love good old fashioned pen and paper, but I’d be totally lost without my phone. To keep cords from getting tangled, use a space organizer to separate chargers for your phone, camera, iPad and more. Take it a step further by labeling them - because after a while they all start to look the same, right? 

We hope these tips have you breaking out your label maker and color-coding your day planner!