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

Stylized St. George Studio Apartment with Storage SpaceWhen you live in a small St. George apartment, it’s necessary to make the most of every square inch. Maintaining your house neat and organized can be a real challenge when there isn’t a lot of storage to start with. This is mainly correct if you share your small apartment with others. Fortuitously, there are lots of creative ways 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 planning how to make your furniture do double duty. To add storage to a living room, it is advisable to get 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 obtain that is designed to fit under a bed. However, in case your bed is too low to the ground, think about installing risers to lift it a few inches. This will give a lot of 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, don’t forget to use vacuum bags. These bags form a tight seal around your bulky items, shrinking them down to a smaller size. They also seal out dust, making it the best alternative to store seasonal items. By keeping large and bulky items by this means, you can instantly store double the number of personal items in the same amount of space.

Hang It Up

Another way to improve your small apartment is to use walls to their full potential. Numerous small apartments do not include a hall closet, making it challenging to organize coats, hats, and umbrellas. Consider adding hooks or open shelves behind the door or on an adjacent wall to give you more places to keep your things organized. You can use this same principle for bigger items, such as bicycles. Installing various sturdy hooks or pegs to a wall could give 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 situations, taking full advantage of your small apartment space involves putting every nook and cranny to work. With a couple of materials, you can convert the insides of cabinet doors, the back of bathroom doors, crawl spaces, attic spaces, and other spots into storage areas for your things. What is more, in most closets and cabinets, there are odd corners or hidden places that could be perfect for storing items you don’t use daily.

Even just stacking boxes behind your hung clothing can offer a decent amount of extra storage. Lastly, maximize your vertical storage space by adding shelves to unused spots in your kitchen, entryway, bedroom, bathroom, and the rest. When combined with decorative bins and baskets, your open shelving might convert into a storage-friendly accent piece for your apartment home.


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