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3 Ways to Organize a Small Space

“A place for everything and everything in its place.”

Last summer, my husband and I made a decision that has taken our family of four from a small two bedroom apartment to a house that also has two bedrooms but a living area (kitchen, dining room, bathroom & living room) we share with two other people.

Thankfully, with the help of some family members, we are living here rent free to finish saving money and paying off our debt to hopefully own our own home this summer.

Currently, our kids have a bedroom they share with bunk beds. My husband and I currently stay in a half basement that we have converted into a bedroom/living room/kitchen/workout room – it’s basically a bachelor apartment without plumbing; no toilet, shower or sink (that’s part of the main living area we share).

For now, we make do with what’s given and find ways to keep our small space functional and uncluttered.

Furniture with multi-purposes.

Choosing furniture that is muti-functional helps a lot; for example, our dresser acts as our TV stand and our mini-fridge is also our coffee station. Shelving units and bookcases are extremely practical when living in a small space as they offer ample places to put things.

3 Ways to Organize a Small SpaceWhich leads me to my next small space tip.

Store with style.               

Accessorize with the 3 B’s; bins, boxes, and buckets. Decorative storage bins not only beautify your small space they can also keep the chaos which is life out of sight. The bins we use are wicker and nowhere near as bright and vibrant as I’d like them to be but for the current moment have they done what we need.

I will be swapping them for the Yellow Gingham Storage Boxes from FHE when we get our house as they do have three different sizes; the smallest would be perfect for our remotes that always seem to go missing and the other two sizes will be great for the toys our boys like to play with in the living room.

3 Ways to Organize a Small SpaceSeating with storage.

Certain pieces of furniture, such as ottomans, benches and even some sofas offer hidden storage compartments that to the unknowing eye would never be able to guess was there, right under their very own feet or bottoms.

Our Foldable Ottoman Chair stores the kid’s favourite DVDs, their throws and stuffed animals they like to cuddle up with while watching those movies plus the cushioned seat with a comfortable collapsible supportive backrest offers an extra place for our guests to sit or put their feet up. Not that we currently entertain but if we did our guests wouldn’t have to stand.

3 Ways to Organize a Small Space 3 Ways to Organize a Small SpaceChoose FHE Storage Solutions for Small Spaces with lots of Kids Stuff

You know the saying “Out of sight, Out of mind.”?! This especially rings true if you have children – if I don’t see it I don’t mind it being in my space and if the kids don’t see it chances are they’ll forget it’s there and that includes in their own bedrooms.

Now, your kids can use their favourite cartoon characters from Frozen, Paw Patrol, and Dory plus so many more loveable characters to clean their bedrooms or the playroom with licensed storage ottomans and benches from FHE plus you can accessorize with the same character rug.

Trust me when I say this helps. The minute we received our Ninja Turtle Folding Storage Bench and Ottoman ,Colton couldn’t contain himself and had to transfer all of his toys we had sitting in a big green bucket, he even let me throw a couple broken ones in the garbage to make sure there was enough room for all of them. I’ve been debating on whether or not to get the boy’s bean bag chairs to use when they’re playing video games or watching Netflix in their room, now I don’t have to. The only rule we have is ABSOLUTELY no standing on it or jumping off of it, even though it could totally hold them since the max weight it can hold is 200 lbs. but shh…do not tell them that.

3 Ways to Organize a Small Space 3 Ways to Organize a Small SpaceThe FHE Group offers affordable designer home accessories; whether you’re looking for home décor items to spruce up your entranceway, fun products your kid’s bedroom they’ll love, or storage & organization solutions for any of the rooms in your home that can start to look cramped and unorganized.

For more information or to find out how FHE can help you maximize your small space visit www.thefhegroup.com

Disclosure: Some of the items mentioned in this post were given to us for review purposes. However, as always ALL opinions are my own.

129 Comments

  • amanda p.

    This would be enjoyed in our home, would be storage for toys and extra’s. Easy to put away, and easy to find.

    • Amanda Komoski

      Yes, they definitely make everything much easier for both you and the kids. Which one would you choose?

  • ashleigh swerdfeger

    This would be tough! Probably the avengers though 🙂 Something they would like for awhile.

  • SHELLIE CLARK

    I would pick the 15″ Apple Geo Folding Storage Ottoman and the
    30″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Bench with Compartments

  • ivy pluchinsky

    I kind of like the 15″ Mushroom Folding Storage Ottoman and one of the Frozen Storage Benches!

  • Judy Cowan

    I would pick the 30″ Beige Microsuede Folding Storage Bench & 15” Beige Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman. We have 2 small spaces that we live between – a 2 bedroom apartment and an RV so storage is always an issue in both places. These are great!

  • Jeannie Lam

    We are always looking for more storage space without having things look cluttered! I would pick the 15″ Taupe PU Folding Storage Ottoman With Dividers and the 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench

  • Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I’d choose the 30″ Red Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Red PU Folding Storage Ottoman With Dividers.

  • Lynda Cook

    I like the 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Paw Patrol Rescue

  • Lisa H

    I would pick the Paw Patrol 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman and the Paw Patrol Rescue 30″ Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • Melinda

    I would choose the
    30″ Brown PU Folding Storage Bench and the
    15″ Brown PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • Athena

    I’d choose the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • Dianne G.

    I love multipurpose furniture like this. I would pick the 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and my grandson has just had his room redecorated with a super hero theme so I would get him the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Avengers Character Band.

  • Carole D.

    I would pick the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench15″ Grey Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman. Thank you, these would be perfect for my granddaughters toys at my house. I have some all over the place.

  • Debbie White Beattie

    The storage boxes I like the most are 30″ PU Folding Storage Bench with Dual Compartments and the 15″ PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman

  • lynn clayton

    15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Star Wars Episode 7
    30″ Folding Storage Bench – Star Wars Episode 7
    my son loves star wars

  • Andrea Amy

    These look AMAZING! I would choose Finding Dory for both the Storage Ottoman and the Storage Bench, and I would use them in my den/computer room to help clean up the kid’s stuff that they like to hide under my desk on my shelves!

  • Debbie S.

    Very nice site. I would get the 15″ Purple Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman, and the
    30″ Red Microsuede Folding Storage Bench.

  • Brenda Lacourciere

    I would choose the 30″ Apple Green Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the matching 15″ Round Folding Ottoman – Tufted Apple Green Suede.

  • Christine Murray

    I like the Storage Bench
    30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench and the
    15″ Brown PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman

  • kathy downey

    Hi,i love 15″ Princess Folding Storage Ottoman -and i also like the
    30″- Princess Folding Storage Bench

  • Victoria W.

    like the .30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Planes. A neutral for mommy and planes for the kids 😉

  • Gillian Morgan

    I would choose the 30″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Paw Patrol and 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Paw Patrol.

  • Linda H

    I would pick the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Paw Patrol and the
    30″ Folding Storage Bench – Princess.

  • Doris Humber

    I would choose: 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench
    And
    15″ Black PU Folding Storage Ottoman

  • DebH

    I think I would choose the 15″ Grey Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman and the 30″ Brown PU Folding Storage Bench.

  • Cheryl Grandy

    I’d like to get the 30″ Beige Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and matching storage ottoman.

  • Elaine G

    I would pick the
    30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench
    15″ Purple Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman

  • travelbuds

    This would be fantastic. I would pick the 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman with stitching

  • Florence Cochrane

    I like the 15″ 15″ Brown PU Folding Storage Ottoman With Dividers and the 30″ Brown PU Folding Storage Bench.

  • Erinn Lishman

    They offer some really beautiful pieces! I would love the 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Mushroom Folding Storage Ottoman as both would go well with our current decor and colours!

  • DebP

    Our choice would be the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Avengers Character Band and the 30″ Folding Storage Bench – Princess.

  • s powell

    I would pick the
    30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench…
    I would also pick the 15″ Taupe PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman

  • wendy

    I like the 15″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman with stitching and the 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench, they would both be so useful.

  • Pam

    I would choose the 30″ Brown PU Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Brown PU Folding Storage Ottoman With Dividers

  • sarah alexis

    I would love to win the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman

  • charityk

    i like the 30″ Folding Storage Bench – TMNT 2 and the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Finding Dory

  • Cathy C

    I would pick the 15″ Brown PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman and the 30″ Brown PU Folding Storage Bench.

  • Rosanne Robinson

    Love these storage solutions, I would choose the following if I’m a winner:
    30″ Brown PU Folding Storage Bench ad the 12″ PU Brown Folding Storage Ottoman

  • Wanda Bee

    I would probably choose the 15″ Mushroom Folding Storage Ottoman and the 15” Beige Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • Julie bolduc

    I like the 30″ Folding Storage Bench – Minnie Mouse and the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Minnie Mouse

  • kristen visser

    oh my ! these are too cool! my favorite storage ottoman is the 15″ Black PU Folding Storage Ottoman and my favorite storage bench is the 30″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Bench with Compartments

  • Stephanie

    I would pick the 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the Folding Chair/Ottoman – Black Suede!

  • Jodi Mitrovic

    With 2 little guys under 2 there are so many fun choices! I think I’d go with the TMNT 30″ Folding Storage Bench for my oldest and the Paw Patrol 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman for my littlest guy! I love that they’re #PTPA approved! Thanks so much #TheMommyMix!

  • Jody D

    I would likely go with the 15″ Brown PU Folding Storage Ottoman With Dividers and the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench

  • Dayle B.

    I would like to pick the stylish and useful Black PU 3 Tray Bench and the 15″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    I would pick 15″ Grey Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman & 30″ Folding Storage Bench – Avengers Ultimate

  • Marilyn Legault

    I like the 30″ Brown PU Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Black PU Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • darci paice

    so many ideas I would choose: 30″ Apple Green Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Minnie Mouse

  • Julie F

    I would choose the 15″ Black PU Folding Storage Ottoman and the 30″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Bench with Compartments

  • Gord

    The 30″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Bench with Compartments and the 15″ Round Folding Ottoman – Tufted Black Suede is what we would choose.

  • Janet M

    I like the 15″ Round Folding Ottoman – Tufted Grey Suede and the 30″ Beige Microsuede Folding Storage Bench.

  • Karla Sceviour

    ohh,so hard! I`d maybe choose the 30″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Bench with Compartments and the 15″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman

  • Soha Molina

    30″ Beige Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and 15″ Apple Geo Folding Storage Ottoman
    $34.99

  • Diana Powell

    I love the15″ White PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman and the 30″ Taupe PU Folding Storage Bench with Dual Compartments for my bedroom . could really use the extra storage in there.

  • Karin Dollery

    I would choose the 30″- Black Micro-suede Folding storage Bench and the Taupe PU Folding Storage Ottoman with dividers. These look awesome and a great space saver.

  • Kim K

    If I won I would choose the 15″ Brown PU Folding Storage Ottoman and the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Brad Kinchen

    30″ Apple Green Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Apple Green Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman

  • Amber Y

    I took a peek around their site and I think I would choose the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench as well as the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman in the Paw Patrol print.

  • Pauline Milner

    Wow! They have a lot to choose from! I would pick the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Brown PU Folding Storage Ottoman with Dividers. Thanks for introducing me to this product and for the review and giveaway!

  • Jenn Beckett jennpup

    I’m tempted to get my son the Finding Dory Licensed 30″ and 15″ storage bench/ottomans OR the apple green microsuede 15″ round and 30″ bench. Awesome!

  • Robyn Bellefleur

    The 30″ Red Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Red PU Folding Storage Ottoman With Dividers is what I would chose.

  • Tava

    FHE group is new to me but I’m eager to get my hands on many of their items – I could spend an hour just picking an entrance mat. But the storage options were easier to pick from the 15′ Storage Ottoman would have to be the one from Paw Patrol and the 30″ Beige Microsuede Folding Storage Bench would look spectacular where I plan on placing it *fingerscrossed*

    • Amanda Komoski

      I know, right?! They have so much amazing stuff! When we move into our house this year, I know where I’ll be buying my furniture for storage. Good luck!

  • Jennifer P.

    I would choose the 30″ Brown PU Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Brown PU Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • Alison Braidwood

    If I won I’d get the Apple Green 30″ storage bench and the 15″ round folding ottoman in Tufted Purple Suede.

  • Piroska

    I’d love the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Grey Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • Wendy Jensen

    I visited FHE & the 30′ Storage Bench (up to $69.99 value) I would pick is the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench ($59.99) & the 15′ Storage Ottoman (up to $39.99 value) I would pick is the 15″ Black PU Folding Storage Ottoman
    ($34.99). This would make a nice set.

  • Fan R

    I would choose 30″ Folding Storage Bench – Avengers Ultimate & 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Bubble Guppies. Looks nice!

  • Soozle

    Wow! Its hard to choose with so many great choices! I think I would go with the

    15″ Grey PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman and 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench

  • Mandy

    I would either get the Black PU Storage set as its easy to match our furniture. Or the Paw Patrol Storage set for the kid’s room.

  • Juliee Fitze

    I would choose the
    30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench and 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Frozen.

  • Maritess S

    I would love the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Minnie Mouse and 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench

  • Krista M

    The Black PU 3 Tray Bench would be perfect near my back door! And the Grey Microsuade Folding Storage Ottoman would be a lovely addition to my daughter’s bedroom!

  • Jonnie

    I would choose the 30″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Paw Patrol Rescue and the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Paw Patrol Rescue.

  • Tina L.

    I would pick the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Black PU Folding Storage Ottoman

  • em

    I would pick the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Purple Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman

  • denise low

    If I won I would pick the Black folding storage bench and the black folding storage ottoman. They are all really nice.

  • HEIDI C.

    I think that I might go with the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench and the 15″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • lori butler

    I would choose 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench and for the 15″ i would choose the purple tufted folding ottoman.

  • Glogirl

    I would choose the 15” Beige Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman and the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench.

  • SweetPanda

    I would pick the 30″ Folding Storage Bench – Princess and the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Finding Dory.

  • crystal porter

    I would choose the 15″ Brown PU Folding Storage Ottoman With Dividers and 30″ Brown PU Folding Storage Bench

  • Jennifer Ann Wilson

    I would choose the 15″ Apple Geo Folding Storage Ottoman and the 30″ Folding Storage Bench – Avengers Ultimate.

  • Robyn O

    I really like the Finding Dory ones, but I would choose the Avengers Ultimate ones to match my son’s room

  • Marra

    I love the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench & the 15″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • loucheryl

    I’d love the 30″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Paw Patrol Rescue and the 15″ Folding Storage Ottoman – Paw Patrol for my boys rooms.

  • Sunshine G

    I’d get the 15″ Mushroom Folding Storage Ottoman and the paw patrol ottoman for my daughter’s room.

  • Ashley S

    I can’t decide which one I would pick! It would have to be one of the paw patrol ones. I am off to take a more in depth look!

  • Allie f

    I would love the 15 inch Apple Geo Folding Ottoman and the 30″ Microsuede Folding Storage Bench

  • Betty S

    I would pick the 30″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Bench with Compartments (love compartments) and the 15″ Grey PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman, great for storing toys

  • nicolthepickle

    I like the Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the tufted Apple Green Suede Ottoman. The colour is really pretty.

  • Katrina

    I would choose the 15 inch Apple Geo Folding Ottoman and the 30″ Microsuede Folding Storage Bench

  • Connie Bocsik

    I would love to win the 30″ Black Microsuede bench and the 15″ Grey Microsuede Storage Ottoman.

  • Kelley Moore

    I would choose these 15″ Brown PU Folding Storage Ottoman With Dividers and 30″ Beige Microsuede Folding Storage Bench

  • melissa marie

    I would choose the 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench and the 12″ PU Black Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • Caryn Coates

    I would choose the 15″ Black PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman and the 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench

  • Carey Hurst

    Right away gift for my son , he wants the Avengers Ultimate set of both the products available. Of course for his room to help curb the mess . I am sure would be used for his special treasures . Thank you .

  • Alexandra Ruiz

    Think my oldest would want the TMNT one but I would choose the
    30″ Brown or Beige PU Folding Storage Bench and the
    15″ Brown PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman.

  • Shelley Hickey

    I would choose 15″ White PU Tufted Folding Storage Ottoman and the 30″ Black PU Folding Storage Bench

  • Angela Mitchell

    I’d like the 15″ Grey Microsuede Folding Storage Ottoman and the 30″ Black Microsuede Folding Storage Bench

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