Whether you are searching for a new apartment or downsizing from a larger space, one of the amenities you may be looking for is storage space. Even if your apartment options don’t include a basement or designated storage area, you can still make the most of your space by utilizing what you have to the fullest.
Here are five storage hacks that can help keep your belongings accessible and organized.
Hack #1: Collapse, collapse, collapse
You may not be willing to take up your living space with large, bulky furniture, and you don’t have to. We encourage you to look at options that collapse. Table leaves that fold or can be removed, folding chairs and flexible room dividers are all great options for conserving space. For your kitchen items, consider collapsible food storage containers, measuring cups, mixing bowls and colanders. These are just some of the kitchen tools that can become smaller versions of themselves, allowing you to maximize your space.
Hack #2: Use hooks and shelves
Heavy coats and winter accessories are bulky and take up precious space in your closets. Consider adding a series of attractive hooks in your entryway to store these bigger items. Install a shelf above them where you can store bins or baskets of gloves, scarfs and hats. This hack can be used in your bathroom also to hang robes, towels and store beauty items.
Hack #3: Use hidden storage spaces
Storage furniture lets you hide away your items while still keeping them accessible. A storage bench can be used for blankets or books while also functioning as a coffee table. Some ottomans have storage space inside them, while cabinets or chests can be both decorative and practical.
Hack#4: Store “up” instead of “across”
Many apartment renters make the mistake of storing everything at ground level. To avoid using that space too quickly, look at your walls as optimal storage options. Mount shelves that go up to the ceiling. Consider purchasing storage shelves or bookcases that are high instead of wide. Mount cubes or a wall-mounted light fixture beside your bed to replace a nightstand. When you work your way up and store what you can at higher levels, you can conserve your space on the ground.
Hack #5: Think outside the box
Need kitchen storage for your extra pans for cookie sheets? Why not use the oven to temporarily store those items? Or purchase a kitchen cart for the overflow that can be wheeled in and out of a closet or the laundry room when it’s needed.
Hack #5: Store items under your bed
Instead of putting your mattress directly on the floor, make use of that space by placing the mattress on a high bed frame. Not only will it be more comfortable for you to get in and out of, it will also give you priceless storage space for bins of non-seasonal clothes, books and other items.
At Camden Management, your satisfaction with your apartment is our top priority, which is why we are committed to helping you make use of every nook and cranny of your apartment. If you would like more information on the apartment living options we offer, please contact us today!
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