How to Organize an Apartment With No Storage Space
Congratulations! You’ve finally located the perfect apartment that you’ve been dreaming of. As moving day approaches, you couldn’t be more excited about making the space your own. However, you’ve quickly discovered that the amount of storage space you need is a bit more than your dream apartment offers. What are you to do?
Many apartments have minimal storage space. They may be loaded with all the other bells and whistles, such as a beautiful dining area and a gourmet kitchen, but closets and other storage solutions for small spaces are lacking.
Here’s the good news — You can find clever storage ideas for small apartments that will keep your possessions neat and orderly. Here’s a slew of unique storage options you can implement with minimal time and expense.
Bedroom Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
You probably do have a closet in at least one bedroom in your apartment. You can maximize the space by using every square inch:Get a shoe hanger that goes over the door and fill it with shoes and other small items you need regularly, like purse-sized umbrellas, baseball
- Get a shoe hanger that goes over the door and fill it with shoes and other small items you need regularly, like purse-sized umbrellas, baseball caps and shoe polish. If you have too many shirts for your closet, you could consider adding another closet rod to add more room to hang them, or you could use space saving hangers designed to hold multiples of shirts, skirts, or pants. Plastic rolling carts with drawers are another option to expand your storage space.
- If you have too many shirts for your closet, you could consider adding another closet rod to add more room to hang them, or you could use space saving hangers designed to hold multiples of shirts, skirts, or pants. Plastic rolling carts with drawers are another option to expand your storage space.
- Plastic rolling carts with drawers are another option to expand your storage space.
- Buy corner shelves, which wedge into any corner in your bedroom, to give you display space in a formerly unusable nook. You’ll find a set of bed risers to be exceptionally helpful, for bulky items. By raising your bed just a few inches,
- You’ll find a set of bed risers to be exceptionally helpful, for bulky items. By raising your bed just a few inches, the space underneath will be instantly transformed into a place for things like luggage, extra bedding, and your childhood trinkets.
DIY Storage Ideas for Small Kitchen Spaces
Getting enough storage space can be challenging even when you have a large kitchen. Your first step should be to give your kitchen tools a once-over. Can you donate a few you haven’t used in a while? Do you really need three frying pans? By paring down your stuff, you will have less to store.
Once you’re down to the essentials, try these options for do-it-yourself storage:
- Buy a pegboard. Mount it to the kitchen wall, in a low-traffic area, and purchase a bunch of S-hooks. Hang kitchen tools by the S-hook onto the pegboard.
- Take advantage of cupboard doors. You can find easy-to-mount items such as pot lid organizers and sponge holders or organizers for things like plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
- Invest in a rolling pantry. Cheap but effective, these skinny cupboards on wheels can sometimes be concealed next to the refrigerator and pulled out when you need a condiment.
- Organize spices outside the cupboard. You can find magnetic spice organizers that hang on the side of the refrigerator, or shelves you can fit above the stove. This is a good time to also sort through your spices and toss any that have expired or are more than a year old.
- Skip the counter drying rack. One of the best small space storage hacks is to use a drying rack to place over the sink that collapses rather than taking up precious counter space with a traditional rack.
Unique and Creative Storage Ideas for Small Bathrooms
Bathrooms have a great deal of items that need to be stored, but a limited amount of space to utilize.
- For underneath sinks, invest in a set of inexpensive tiers, these can practically double the available space. That way you can store something on the bottom and top, such as soap and cleaning products on the bottom and a stack of towels on top.
- Over the door organizers can provide more storage space for small essentials such as toiletries, bottles and brushes.
More Storage Ideas for Small Spaces on a Budget?
Another neat DIY storage solution for a small space is adding your own closet. You can buy plenty of assorted storage lockers. Stack them on top of each other to desired height. Then stick your items in to form a neat pastiche of different colors and sizes. This makes a perfect storage spot for holiday decorations.
Items that serve double functions also make terrific storage solutions for small apartments. You can purchase a coffee table that doubles as storage space, opening up to reveal a big space for putting games, blankets or whatever else accumulates in your living room.
Have you turned your apartment into a model for storage lovers everywhere? It feels good to know you have maximized the space you live in. It keeps everything in order and allows you to access your possessions quickly instead of wasting time hunting for them. Of course, if you need new furniture now that you are organized, you can always visit the IFR showroom to check out the selection of furniture for rent and purchase. You may even find a few pieces that double as storage to improve your organization skills even further.