Have you ever felt like your small apartment is just too small? Are you tired of tripping over clutter and struggling to find space for all your things?
You are not alone. We’ve all been there. The good news is that with a little bit of creativity and some clever storage solutions, you can make the most of your limited space and create a functional and comfortable living space for you and your family.
We are going to show you how to maximize storage in your small apartment, so you can enjoy a clutter-free and organized home.
Grab a coffee and let’s get started on creating a spacious and functional small apartment.
Add a ladder to your shower
If you have a tiny bathroom and want to maximize storage space, a shower ladder can be used for storing things like toiletries, towels, shoes and cleaning supplies. It can also be used as an extra surface for organizing other items such as magazines or mail that you might keep in your bathroom.
If you don’t have room on the floor of your shower (or don’t want to store things there), simply hang up a small trash bin from one of its rungs!
Make a closet out of the space under your stairs
The space under your stairs is a great place to create a more functional closet. If you have a large area, you can use it as an actual dressing room. If not, store items that are normally in the corner of your bedroom or living room and get things off the floor.
Hang your drying rack from the ceiling
If you have a small space, and perhaps no laundry room, hanging up your drying rack is probably the best option for you. This is a great solution because it frees up floor space, but also soothes my anxiety about tripping over wet towels on the floor.
There are two main ways to do this: either use hooks or pulleys. You can find hooks at any hardware store that sells tools and DIY supplies. A pulley system can be found online or in some hardware stores as well (although I recommend buying one through Amazon since shipping tends to be free).
Try a coffee table with extra storage
Coffee tables are great ways to add storage to your small space. You can use them to store books, magazines and remotes. If you’re looking for a coffee table with storage that doesn’t take up too much space, try the Freeman Coffee Table from Target. This piece has an open shelf for displaying items in an interesting way. It also has drawers for storing small items like remotes or keys easily within reach.
Create a place for you and your pet to hang out
When you’re in need of some extra storage space, it can be tempting to stash essentials inside a closet or under the bed. If you have pets, this isn’t always the best solution. Your furry friend might get upset by being left out of the action altogether. If you have a dog who likes to be near its owners at all times, creating a space for them will help keep everyone happy and calm.
There are lots of ways that you can create an area where you and your pet can hang out together without having their stuff taking up valuable real estate:
- Use a dog bed or crate as additional seating in your living room or bedroom or even on top of your dresser/futon/etc., depending on how much room they take up (and whether they fit). This way, when guests come over they won’t trip over Fido’s paws while trying not to step into his bowl o’ kibble behind them!
- Hang up a hammock underneath one end table so that both sides hang down low enough so that he can curl up comfortably inside there too, no more getting kicked by accident while trying not step on him while going through housework duties such as cleaning dishes after dinner.
Take advantage of ceiling space
- Take advantage of ceiling space.
- When it comes to your home, it’s easy to overlook the potential for storage that exists above you. Ceilings are a great place to store things like seasonal clothing and tools, and they can also be used as an outdoor area by adding planters or hanging plants in front of the window. If you’re feeling ambitious, this is a project that can be completed over the course of a weekend and will give your home a new look.
Add shelving to unused spaces in your bathroom
- Use the space under your sink.
If you have a pedestal sink, this spot is prime for storing things on the bottom shelf. If you have a vanity with drawers and cupboards, store items on the top of those cabinets too—just make sure there’s no water running anywhere nearby.
- Use above your toilet.
If you’re lucky enough to have an extra bit of counter space in your bathroom, consider creating an additional storage area by adding a shelf above or underneath it (or both!). The added height will give you room to store taller items like brushes or bottles while keeping them within reach at all times.
- Use above your shower or bathtub.
Get creative with nooks and crannies
When you’re working with a small space, look for places where two areas meet. The area where the wall meets the ceiling or floor, or where a cupboard or shelf meets another surface is prime real estate for extra storage. Use it to add drawers or shelves to create hidden spaces that can fit all kinds of items.
Another effective way to use those nooks and crannies is by hanging things on them. Hooks on walls and doors, straps under stairs (or underneath your bed), or baskets on shelves or cupboards. If you have limited floor space but just can’t part with any of your stuff, consider using an old ladder as storage for books and magazines.
Installing cubbies is an easy way to get organized
Cubbies are a great way to get organized. They can be used for storage and organization in any room of your home, but they’re especially useful in kids’ rooms because they can help keep clothes, toys, and other items separated by category or size (or color). If you don’t have the budget for custom cubbies built into your walls right now, consider getting some inexpensive plastic boxes at IKEA or Target and using them as makeshift cubbies until your budget allows for something more permanent.
Get comfortable with open shelving
Open shelving is a great way to display your favorite things and make your space feel larger. It can be used in any room of the house, including the kitchen. The open shelves create a sense of space and allow you to display items that are not used often, helping to keep them dust-free.
These are some great ideas for making small spaces work better for you!
If you want to make your small space work better for you, there are a lot of ways to do it.
Keep things close at hand
Use small baskets to hold items like pens, pencils and scissors. The smaller the basket is, the easier it will be to keep everything contained in one place! You can also use a decorative bowl (like this one) as a catch-all for those random things that tend to get lost around the house.
Use multi-purpose furniture
This next idea is great because it helps maximize the storage space in an entryway or hallway by stacking two pieces of furniture on top of each other – one holding clothes & shoes; another holding keys & purses! For example: That’s how this cute rack was made using two similar bookcases side by side! It’s cheap, easy and stylish too!
These small spaces can be difficult to get organized, but these genius storage solutions will help you do just that. Whether it’s creating a closet from under your stairs or anything else you can make it work for you.