Tips for doing jigsaw puzzles in small apartments

9 Tips for doing jigsaw puzzles in small apartments

Many of us are fans of puzzles, but the truth is that sometimes we either don't have space at home to put together a great jigsaw puzzle with time and tranquility or we don't have space to store it.

And now what do I do with my puzzles? Surely you have asked yourself.

A great idea when you don't have space is to frame your great work and display it in your living room or any room in your house. Because with a lot of patience you can have a work of art in your living room.

Do not miss our article how to decorate home or office with puzzles.

And to solve the lack of available space to do your puzzle, before the rest of the family throws all the pieces away, we leave you with some tips that we are sure you will find very practical.

9 tips for doing jigsaw puzzles in a small apartment 

Choose puzzles with medium or small boxes  

One of the problems that puzzle fans face is that some boxes are very large.

And when you have a bunch of them, they take up a lot of space in your home. Therefore, before buying it, look at the size of the box and how it will fit on that special shelf for your puzzles.

Choose jigsaw puzzles of the same brand  


If you choose to buy jigsaw puzzles of the same brand, all the boxes will be the same size, or similar, and will fit much better on the shelf or storage space. This way you will avoid having puzzle boxes of different brands and sizes everywhere and without knowing where to store them.


Take into account the dimensions of the finished puzzle  


Take into account the dimensions of the finished puzzle


Look at the size of the finished puzzle, before taking up the entire dining room table for a week. Most of the puzzles will have in their box or online description the dimensions of the finished puzzle, so you can be informed of the space it will occupy.


Use a rolling cloth to make jigsaw puzzles


The puzzle roll has become very popular and is a fabric with a rough texture, similar to felt, which allows holding the puzzle pieces during transport and storing the puzzle half-finished each day.


Before starting your jigsaw puzzle, spread the puzzle roll out on the table and then do the puzzle on top.

It's okay if you have to leave your puzzle half-finished, roll up the fabric with the help of the cylinder and some special elastic bands that come in the kit, and store it in an appropriate place until we can continue with the puzzle. In addition, the texture of the fabric and the cylinder allow the pieces to stay where you left them.

You can also use stackable puzzle trays 

If the puzzle roll doesn't work for you, you can buy stackable puzzle trays, or you can also use the top lid of another puzzle box or any other tray with a lip so the pieces don't fall off. If you don't have room to do an entire puzzle, it can be a fun extra challenge to do the jigsaw puzzle in multiple sections.

Choose smaller jigsaw puzzles that you can complete in a day 

Choose smaller jigsaw puzzles that you can complete in a day


If you've been putting jigsaw puzzles together for a while, you probably have an idea of how long a puzzle lasts. So if you can only use your dining room table at night, for example when your children are asleep, maybe for now it is a good option to choose smaller and easier jigsaw puzzles that you can solve in a shorter time than a giant puzzle. .


Divide and put together the jigsaw puzzle into sections 

But if giant puzzles are your thing, with more than 6,000 pieces for example, divide and put together the jigsaw puzzle into sections. This way you will not need to occupy a large space in your house while you put it together, since finishing these puzzles takes time.

Store several jigsaw puzzles in a single box 

Some puzzle boxes are a bit bigger than they necessarily need to be, so what you can do is keep the box intact for the puzzle you like best and use plastic bags to put all the pieces in and store multiple jigsaw puzzles in the same box. You just have to cut out the image of the original box of each puzzle and keep it inside the box. You will greatly reduce the storage space for your puzzles, so I hope these tips have been helpful if you're doing puzzles in a bedroom or a small apartment or a space you share with other people.

Exchange your jigsaw puzzles with other fans

If you have already put all the above tips into practice and you no longer know how to keep them at home, you can exchange your jigsaw puzzles with other fans. Some libraries even have a puzzle exchange section. So you can continue doing different puzzles without the problem of storing them.

We know it’s hard, but when you no longer have space to store your jigsaw puzzles, a good option is to give them to someone who you know will enjoy them as much as you do.

We hope that these tips have been useful to you if you are going to do jigsaw puzzles in a bedroom, a small apartment or in a space that you share with other people.

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