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

Stylized Glendale Studio Apartment with Storage SpaceWhen you live in a small Glendale apartment, it’s essential to make the most of every square inch. Keeping your room neat and organized can be a big challenge when there is not much space to start with. This is especially true if you share your small apartment with others. Thankfully, there are many excellent approaches to keep your personal belongings from overwhelming you and your home. Irrespective of your decorating style, these organizational strategies can help you keep everything in your area in its proper place.

Hidden Storage

When space is limited, you must begin working on making your furniture do double duty. To add storage to a living room, it is advisable to put 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, start storing off-season clothing or rarely used items under beds or other furniture. The storage containers you need to purchase are the ones designed to fit under a bed. Yet if your bed is too low to the ground, consider putting risers to lift it a few inches. This will give you a much greater space to store items that you don’t need access to every day.

Shrink & Save Bulky Items

To save space when storing your sweater collection, blankets, or spare pillows, it is recommended to use vacuum bags. These bags form a tight seal over your bulky items, shrinking them down into a smaller size. They even seal out dust, making them the best option to store seasonal items. By keeping large and bulky items like this, you can simply store double the number of personal items in the same amount of space.

Hang It Up

Another approach to maximize your small apartment is to use walls to their full potential. Lots of small apartments do not have a hall closet, which is why it is difficult to find where to store coats, hats, and umbrellas. Think about adding hooks or open shelves behind the door or on an adjacent wall to offer you more places to keep your things organized. You can utilize this same principle for bigger items, including bicycles. Attaching some sturdy hooks or pegs to a wallcan make a convenient place to hang a bike or other big objects, freeing up floor space and keeping your belongings out from underfoot.

Utilize Nooks & Crannies

Sometimes, maximizing your small apartment space means putting every nook and cranny to work. With some fundamental materials, you can transform the insides of cabinet doors, the back of bathroom doors, crawl spaces, attic spaces, and other spots into storage areas for your belongings. Also, several closets and cabinets contain odd corners or hidden places that might be beneficial for storing items you don’t use daily.

Sometimes, stacking boxes behind your hung clothing can also provide a large portion of extra storage. Ultimately, maximize your vertical storage space by placing shelves in other unused spots in your kitchen, entryway, bedroom, bathroom, and so on. When combined with decorative bins and baskets, your open shelving could turn into a storage-friendly accent piece for your apartment home.

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