Make every nook and cranny count in small spaces London - Caroline Kent Detailed statistics for the UK’s latest census were released today. Every decade the government survey the living conditions and lifestyles of its population, often resulting in insightful observations. The new data has reported that the percentage of single people rose from 30% in 2001 to 35% in 2011 (we’re also more likely to be well educated, healthy, and born in a foreign country than ever before- wahey). Living alone can be a blessing and a burden in the current housing market. Prices for one and two bed pads are nearly comparable, so an increasing number of us are living in evermore cramped conditions to compensate for rising rents. Clever storage solutions that make every inch count are essential for maximising square-footage, below are a couple of handy hints that will help. A sweet and super handy bedside table for book lovers This one will only suit those who aren’t anal about their clutter being on show! Stack books and secure them with a belt for a clever storage solution that doubles up as a quirky bedside table. Keep it sturdy with your heaviest coffee table books at the bottom. Bathroom cabinet transformed in to a tool station It’s not just the gals who have an insane amount of cosmetic clutter these days. Keep your bathroom clean by using the inside of cabinet doors to store smaller items. Show-off your \'personality pieces\' with shelving If you have a cute collection of crockery but your cupboards are bursting at the seams, don’t be afraid to display it. Shelving is a blessing for over-subscribed spaces; go vertical and dust regularly.