4 Room-by-Room Storage Hacks for Small Spaces
Take a quick look around your home. Do you notice mountains of clutter on every surface? Is each square inch of floor space being occupied by an assortment of your belongings? Does your apartment feel like a chaotic mess even when it’s clean? Unfortunately, running out of storage space is a reality most of us have/will deal with at some point in our lives.
Luckily for you, we’ve scoured the Internet and discovered lots of space-saving tips and tricks you can use to get organized. So, before you end up shelling out money for a storage unit—or someone asks if your home has been featured on an episode of Hoarders—let us help you get your small space squared away with these room-by-room storage hacks.
If you’re anything like us, nothing makes you want to order take-out quite like the thought of having to cook in a cluttered kitchen. In smaller apartments, you’re lucky to have a few cabinets and a couple of drawers in which to fit all your essentials. With no pantry to speak of and counter space so scarce it’s more valuable than gold, you’ll have to get clever in order to create more room for your things. Here’s one of our favorite solutions from around the net:
- Use magnets and magnetic containers to free up space in drawers and on countertops. You can hang just about anything on your refrigerator or walls using rare earth disc magnets, magnetic wall strips, or heavy-duty magnetic tape. All of these can be found at most hardware stores and are relatively inexpensive.
For more ideas, take a look here.
- Living Room
Your living room should be a place where you can relax and/or entertain company. And, when you’re already working in cramped quarters, reducing the amount of clutter is essential to creating an inviting environment. Below is a simple trick for creating more room in your small space:
- Use risers under the legs of your sofa to lift it up enough to provide you with extra storage space. Invest in some low-profile storage containers that can easily slide out from underneath, and you’ll find yourself with a whole lot more space to store your things.
Try this website for a long list of living room storage solutions.
The bathroom is typically the smallest room in an apartment, and finding enough space to store all your essentials can be tricky. While utilizing the back of the bathroom door and floating shelves on the walls seem to be popular storage solutions, there are some other interesting options which may be more suited to your style and décor. Try this:
- A multi-tiered plant hanger can be repurposed into shelf-like storage space for your bathroom. Not only will it help keep your things easily accessible and organized, but it also brings a little boho-chic style to your bathroom.
Find more tips and tricks here.
In order to keep your bedroom clean and cozy so you can rest peacefully, finding a place for all of your belongings—not strewn across the floor, crammed in a corner, or piled at the foot of your bed—is essential. Here an idea for utilizing your space more efficiently:
- Much like the sofa in your living room, you can also put your bed on risers to effectively utilize otherwise wasted space. Once you have it lifted you can either try building your own storage drawers underneath it for a custom look or purchase storage bins with drawers so you can easily access your things.
More helpful hacks to make your bedroom even better can be found here.
Hopefully, some of these solutions and resources will help you achieve a more organized, clutter-free space, but at the very least, they should get you started on your way to finding more options for storage in your small space.