Manufactured homes offer a variety of benefits over site-built homes. One benefit is the fact that they offer all the features of a site-built home in one factory-built package. In fact, you may find that having so much space in a manufactured home means you’ll want to find ways to maximize your new living space for a comfortable, organized home.
If you share your home with your family or have lots of space to work with, you may be wondering how to make the most out of your new manufactured home. Thankfully, the MHVillager has some tips to help you streamline your storage in your manufactured home so you can be an organizing pro:
Storage cubes are a fantastic way to make storage in your manufactured home more compact. They can stack on top of each other and are great for shoes, books, clothes, small boxes, and other items you might not have space for elsewhere.
Storage cubes are often made of mesh, cardboard, or wood. Some are even collapsible so that you can stow them away when not in use.
Furniture With Storage
These days, it’s common to find furniture in a manufactured home that doubles as storage space. This is great because it allows you to use your manufactured home living space for other purposes.
One of the most common examples of this is an ottoman with built-in storage. Useful as a footrest or as a seat, you can also store various items in them to save on storage. This is handy for video game controllers, pillows, or other odds and ends in your living room.
Seating benches also serve a similar purpose, but on a larger scale. And, you can park a bench against a wall, making for a multipurpose seating option.
These aren’t the only kinds of furniture with storage built-in. Bed frames can come with storage drawers under the mattress. Kitchen tables are another popular furniture item that can come with built-in storage these days. You can even find coffee tables with drawers perfect for ensuring you never lose your T.V. remote.
Many modern furniture designs are built to fold away when not in use. This is perfect for when you’re entertaining large amounts of guests and want to open up the space for a dance floor or birthday party.
Here are just a few examples of space-saving furniture:
Tables: many dining room or living room tables fold away to take up less than half the space they do when not in use. This makes it convenient to store them against a wall or behind a shelf.
Chairs: folding chairs are a staple in many households. You can set them out when you have company over, and then simply stow them away once the party has ended.
Desks: many desks can now fold into themselves when not being used. This is especially ideal for those who work remotely from home, but don’t have a full office to themselves.
There are many appliances on the market today that tout compact storage as a feature.
For instance, smart refrigerators now offer more compact storage options. These allow you to store even more food, beverages, and ingredients. Then, you can store more things in your fridge that might go in your pantry, such as bottled water. More space in your fridge means more space in your pantry. More space in your closet means more storage elsewhere in your kitchen.
You can also take advantage of other smaller appliances that fold away. Many vacuums and even air fryers now feature stowable, compact designs. So, they can take up less space in your closet or on your kitchen counter.
We’ve also written before about other ways to get smart with your kitchen’s storage space. For example, you could install an appliance garage for appliances you might not use as often. This way, they don’t take up space on your countertops, meaning you’ll have more space for that air fryer you got for Mother’s Day.
Many mobile homes come with outdoor sheds for storing larger tools and outdoor appliances, such as lawnmowers. But, if you don’t already have a storage shed, it’s worth looking into getting one.
You can find various sizes of storage sheds at your local hardware store. Some of the most common sizes of sheds are 4 x 6, 8 x 10, and 12 x 16.
Of course, you’ll want to make sure that you know exactly how much space you’ll need for your shed. You can use a measuring tape to measure the land where you want to put your shed, and use that as a starting point.
There is one other key consideration to consider. If you live in a community, there may be limitations on how big a shed can be. Check your community guidelines to ensure you don’t buy a shed that’s too large.
Are you looking for other ways to perfect your manufactured home lifestyle? You can read this article in the MHVillager on other ways to get the most value out of your manufactured home. Or, if you’re still looking for that manufactured home to call your own, you can head over to MHVillage to start shopping today.