4 More Room-by-Room Storage Hacks for Small Spaces
In the past, we’ve discussed simple solutions for creating more storage in your small space. However, if you still find yourself in need of ideas to help maximize your square footage, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled four more room-by-room hacks to help you free up space in your apartment.
A cramped kitchen makes cooking a real challenge. With maybe only a couple of cabinets and little-to-no counter space available for holding everything you need to prepare meals, you’ll have to think outside the box in order to find more room for your things. Try the hack below to help you get started.
- Hanging mason jars underneath your cabinets is a creative way to increase the amount of storage space in your kitchen. Mason jars are available in a wide range of sizes and can be used to hold everything from spices, dry foods, and snacks to random condiment packets and silverware. You can either screw the lids directly into the bottom of your kitchen cabinets or use strong Velcro with an adhesive backing to avoid any damage you could be responsible for at the end of your lease.
- Living Room
Can you even call it a living room if there’s no room for you to do any living in it? Technically yes, but if you find yourself surrounded by stacks of books, piles of papers, and/or an assortment of possessions without a proper place, you probably won’t want to spend much time there. Make sure you have a clean, clutter-free room to relax in—whether you’re entertaining guests or coming home to after a long day at work—and try this method for freeing up floor space.
- Cheap bookshelves—or, even wooden crates—are easy to come by and can be lined up and stacked on top of each other against a single wall to create tons of space for storage with the look of built-in shelving.
If you’re looking for something a little more unique—try these clever shelving solutions.
Trying to get clean in a cramped space can leave you feeling less than fresh. In what is often the smallest room in an apartment, finding enough space to store your bathing essentials isn’t so simple. Before you resort to transforming your floor into a veritable minefield of cosmetics, clothes, and cleaning products, consider this clever hack.
- Create deep cubbyhole shelving perfect for storing towels, toilet paper and all of your styling products and tools by mounting the bottoms of wire baskets to your walls. Using wire baskets also allows you to hang anything with a hook—or that you can add a hook to—all around the shelving.
One of the best ways to transform your bedroom into a serene space perfect for peaceful sleep is to keep the floors clean and free of piles of clothes. Unfortunately, this is no easy task when your dresser is already filled to the brim, and your closet is at capacity. Luckily, you won’t have to look up a solution, because all you have to do is look up at the wasted space on your walls.
- A large closet is probably not a luxury you have access to if you live in a small apartment. You can easily create more space for hanging up your clothes by installing a series of outdoor plant hangers toward the tops of your walls and running a wooden dowel through the hooks.
While these room-by-room hacks might not provide the right solution for your particular needs, they should help you see your space in a different way—making potential storage spots more easily identifiable.