Feeling cramped or disorganized? When living in a small apartment, it’s important to know how to use your area to your advantage. If you need some tips for storage and organization, keep reading for some clever apartment storage hacks that you may not have thought about.
Utilize Your Wall Space
If you are not utilizing your wall space, you’re missing out on a lot of storage possibilities. Your walls, especially at the top, go unused by many renters. Use this space to hang clothes, shoes, accessories, kitchen supplies, and more.
Instead of using floor or desk lamps, use wall-mounted LED lamps; therefore, you can free up space on the ground and your desk. You can use adhesive strips and utility hooks to hang items without causing damage to the walls.
Hanging organizers, the ones typically used in closets or the backs of doors, can also be repurposed for additional room for storage. Just be sure to talk to your leasing office before hanging anything to make sure you don’t violate your lease agreement.
Upgrade Your Furniture
Innovations in interior design and home furnishings are always evolving and a modern trend is convertible furniture. Upgrade your furniture and optimize your space with these convertible furnishings.
This Haskall Breakfast Bar table features a high-top table and stool which hang on brackets underneath for easy and convenient storage. The table itself is minimalistic and easy to move to the side.
Now, let’s move on to the living room. This Naya Pop-Up Coffee Table is a perfect addition. The top lifts to give you ample storage room.
Living in small apartments usually means you need to compromise on certain features, like an office. However, with this Fold-Out Convertible Wall Mount Desk, you can have a desk that doubles as a mirror when it’s not in use.
Storage ottomans are a great way to add extra storage space too!
These aren’t your only options. Many renters have come up with creative ways of using their furniture as storage or downgrading it to small pieces. Be creative with your space and utilize all the empty space you can.
Do It Yourself
Are you a DIYer? It’s a great activity to pursue while staying indoors due to COVID-19. Try these projects to modify your furniture to repurpose it or add more room.
Trash cans are bulky, awkward, and unsightly. Use a cabinet to hide your trash can. If you have room, dedicate one side to the garbage and the other to recycling.
Pantry space is precious and often limited. Use a lazy susan turntable in your pantry so you can put away more and still see and access everything. Keep one on your counter for spices and utensils.
Hang a pegboard in your closet for additional space for clothes, jewelry, or items you can’t put anywhere else. You can also use a pegboard in a room like a bathroom to organize your toiletries. Check out these ideas for more ways to use pegboards for apartment storage.
Clever Apartment Storage Hacks You Haven’t Thought Of
You can never have enough storage room in your apartment. You can utilize your wall space in any room of your home to optimize your area. Get creative and use adhesive strips or hooks to keep items off the floor.
Similarly, you can upgrade your apartment storage with convertible furniture. They are two-in-one pieces that help you utilize all of the space you can. Lastly, if you’re feeling creative, try some DIY projects.
Something as simple as modifying a cabinet to fit a garbage bin or hanging pegboard could make a substantial difference.
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