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How to Make the Most of Your Space in a Small Apartment

Stylized Washington Township Studio Apartment with Storage SpaceWhen you live in a small Washington Township apartment, it’s necessary to make the most of every square inch. Keeping your house neat and organized can be a tough challenge when there isn’t a lot of space to start with. This is particularly true if you share your small apartment with others. Luckily, you can utilize numerous smart hacks to keep your personal belongings from overwhelming you and your home. Regardless of your decorating style, these organizational strategies can help you keep everything in your house in its proper place.

Hidden Storage

When space is limited, you have to begin thinking about making your furniture do double duty. To add storage to a living room, try including a storage ottoman or side table. These pieces can help you keep throws, media cases, and other items organized and out of sight with large interior compartments.

Use the Space Under Furniture

To free up space in your closets and bookshelves, think about storing off-season clothing or rarely used items under beds or other furniture. There are storage containers you can purchase that are designed to fit under a bed. However, in case your bed is too low to the ground, consider installing risers to lift it a few inches. This could provide you a lot bigger space to store items you don’t need access to every day.

Shrink & Save Bulky Items

To save space when storing your sweater collection, blankets, or spare pillows, think about utilizing vacuum bags. These bags form a tight seal around your bulky items, shrinking them down to a lot smaller size. They also seal out dust, making it a perfect approach to store seasonal items. By keeping large and bulky items in this manner, you can quickly store double the number of personal items in the same amount of space.

Hang It Up

Another approach to take advantage of your small apartment is to use walls to their full potential. Numerous small apartments come up short on a hall closet, making it difficult to see how to arrange coats, hats, and umbrellas. Think about adding hooks or open shelves behind the door or on an adjacent wall to give you additional places to keep your things organized. You can apply this same principle for bigger items, such as bicycles. Installing some sturdy hooks or pegs to a wall could provide you a convenient place to hang a bike or other bigger things, freeing up floor space and keeping your belongings out from underfoot.

Utilize Nooks & Crannies

In some cases, taking advantage of your small apartment space implies putting every nook and cranny to work. With a couple of simple materials, you can create the insides of cabinet doors, the back of bathroom doors, crawl spaces, attic spaces, and other spots into storage areas for your stuff. Moreover, in most closets and cabinets, there are odd corners or hidden places that could be ideal for storing items you don’t use daily.

Simply stacking boxes behind your hung clothing can also provide a decent amount of extra storage. Lastly, maximize your vertical storage space by putting shelves in unused spots in your kitchen, entryway, bedroom, bathroom, and more. When combined with decorative bins and baskets, your open shelving might turn into a storage-friendly accent piece for your apartment home.

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