Six Smart Space Saving How-Tos

Let's look back on some of our favorite Space Saving How Tos. We've had so many over the years, I've put together a smattering that cater to all shapes and sizes of apartments and homes.

How to Make a Space Saving Shoe Rack: this great tutorial from Not Martha shows you how to use polar boards and L brackets to keep clutter-some shoes off the ground. Perfect for entry ways in small apartments and mud rooms!

How to Create a Furniture Placement Plan: a How To from AT contributor Marcia Prentice that should be the first thing anyone does when moving into a new place: laying out a furniture plan. Using paper, a pencil, a scale ruler, a measuring tape, and a little patience, this How To helps map out where to put your furniture. A great tool so you don't feel overwhelmed decorating your new place.

How to Make these Space Saving Bookshelves: another great tutorial from the folks at Tried and True that helps clear books off of the ground, counter-tops, and tables. A cute way to display your kid's favorite storybooks — also could be used to display cool grown-up collections!

How to Hang a Snowboard: for all your snowboarders out there that live in small spaces, check this out. It takes 15 minutes and costs $5. A great way to display your board and keep it out of the way!

5 Space-Saving Tips for a Roomier Closet: who doesn't need help organizing their closet? In the smallest of spaces, this is imperative! Follow these simple steps to a cleaner, more organized, spacious closet!

Space-Saving Magic: Hide Your Dining Table on the Wall: maybe not for everyone, but this clever How To came from a couple who used to live in a teeny-tiny apartment. To utilize every inch of their small space, they found a lightweight aluminum table that had foldable legs and hung on their wall after meals. They loved the concept so much that when they moved into a bigger place the dining table STILL gets hung on the wall after meals!

(Image: Not Martha)

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