Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hack your way to superiority: Lifehacker's small-space tips

Lifehacker is a regular stop on my Google Reader train. They have amazing tips and tricks for, well, life -- everything from productivity to work to your home. (Their photography articles have been invaluable as of late, since I'm finally learning how to use a camera that didn't come inside of a phone.)

And the best feeling in the whole wide world is reading Lifehacker and seeing an article on something I already do. That's when I like to get out my Smuggie and pat myself on the back.

But there is still much for me to learn, and Lifehacker's Top 10 Space-Saving Household Projects is chock full of good ideas. Observe:

7. Fold Your Clothes Efficiently for More Drawer and Suitcase Space

Whether you're trying to pack light for a trip or just fit as many clothes into your dresser as you can, proper folding technique is key. For packing a suitcase, you're best off rolling your clothes, stuffing your folds, or using the bundled packing method for a space-efficient, wrinkle-free suitcase. Suit wearers will want to brush up on folding and packing a suit coat the right way, too. At home, make sure you know how to fold a dress shirt effectively to save closet space, and fill your drawers from front to back instead of top to bottom for easy access.

3. Use Every Inch of Your Shelves

Shelves are a great way to store your stuff, but if you find even your shelves are cluttered, there are other ways to maximize your usable space. With the magic of magnets, you can store things on the underside of your shelves or on the wall behind them. You can also save a lot of shelf space by using collapsible items in your kitchen.

In addition to tricks like these, Lifehacker frequently features beautiful and organized workspaces to serve as inspiration. A particularly apropo example is Mnerd's tiny corner desk area; with only 274 square feet in his apartment, Mnerd (who has the best username ever) still carves out a neat yet inspiring space to GTD. (That's Lifehacker speak for "get things done!")

Be sure to check out Lifehacker regularly for more hacks and inspiration like this. Perhaps someday they'll have an article on how to make a Smuggie of your very own.


  1. Thanks for the link! I'm off to check out Lifehacker.

  2. Hey. Thanks for this wonderful blog. It will really help me in fixing and storing my things correctly. :)


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