Live in a tight space? Try these tips to maximize spatial efficiency

Between hectic work and social life demands, life can often be a tight squeeze. But your home shouldn’t feel like one — even if you inhabit a smaller domicile. The trick to airing out a compact space, say the pros, is to get organized and utilize every square inch efficiently.

“It’s important to maximize your space so that you can effectively house and use the things you own,” says Robyn Reynolds, certified professional organizer and owner of Organize2Harmonize in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

“Purchase bed risers, which will give you more space for your shoe collection and storage containers,” notes Laura McHolm, a home organization expert and co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company in Los Angeles. “Look into an ottoman, bench or couch with storage space inside