How to Maximize Your Storage in A Small Living Space

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So you’ve finally found the apartment that’s right for you right now.┬áMoving day is over and you’re in the process of unpacking when it hits you. You have no idea where you’re going to put all your stuff.

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you own until you have to move it into a small apartment. But don’t pile your possessions in front of the thrift shop donation door just yet.

Living in a tight space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice storage, per se. Rather, living in a tight space requires some creativity to maximize the potential of the limited space.

In this post, we’ll break down the different ways you can maximize your storage capacity when living in a tight space.

Wall Shelving

Wall shelving is one of the easiest ways to create more storage space in your apartment. By keeping the shelving close to the wall, you’re also using the limited space efficiently.

Instead of having your possessions strewn about the furniture throughout the room, consider installing shelving for both decorative and practical purposes.

Hinged Shelving

Hinged shelves can be quite versatile in a tight space. Because the shelf is on a hinge, it can be lowered, or “put away.” It will only take up space when you need to use it. These are perfect for creating temporary workspaces.

Open Shelving

You may have seen it before. The boxed shelving that seems to sprawl out across the walls? Why not get one for your apartment, too?

The geometric pattern makes the shelving in itself a decoration and a perfect place to display your actual decorations. Consider using this type of shelving as a bookcase, too.

Maximizing Closet Space

There’s nothing more frustrating than having to dig through a small closet jam-packed full of anything and everything.

To avoid this fate, go shop around for some closet organizers. There are a wide variety of different products available, so head out and see what stores have to offer.

If you don’t want to get an organizer, consider installing more racks and hooks.

Space Savers

When you’re living in a small apartment, space savers are your best friend. These perfectly shaped plastic containers fit in some of the most surprising of places.

Fill them with your extra clothes and simply slide them under the bed. Or find a space in your closet to stack them. Storage containers like these are versatile and inexpensive.

Making the Most of Your Tight Space

There are plenty of ways to make storage space, even if you don’t have a lot of room to work with. And don’t let the small space limit your interior decorating ideas, either.

It might require some creativity on your part, but you’ll reap the rewards when everything is in its proper place.

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