Keeping small spaces orderly can be a real challenge. The trick is to decide what must be there and establish places for each thing. Creating zones for each item or category makes the space feel much larger.
If your recipe books and organizers are always in the same place with bookends to keep them from sprawling across the shelf, or if your spice rack is tucked neatly away in a drawer, you’ll find more open space to work.
If you have clothes dividers in your laundry room that keep your dirty clothes from spreading across the floor or desktop organizers to contain your papers, you’ll find that you actually feel more at ease with your added elbow room.