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

Stylized North Ogden Studio Apartment with Storage SpaceWhen you live in a small North Ogden apartment, it’s critical to make the most of every square inch. Keeping your space neat and organized can be a tough challenge if you don’t have much space to start with. This is particularly the case if you share your small apartment with others. Thankfully, you can use several tips to keep your personal belongings from overwhelming you and your home. Regardless of your decorating style, these organizational strategies can help you keep everything in your house in its proper place.

Hidden Storage

When space is limited, you have to begin considering making your furniture do double duty. To add storage to a living room, think about providing 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, choose to store off-season clothing or rarely used items under beds or other furniture. There are storage containers you can acquire that are designed to fit under a bed. But if your bed is too low to the ground, consider installing risers to lift it a few inches. This could give you a lot bigger space to store items you don’t need access to every day.

Shrink & Save Bulky Items

To save space when storing your sweater collection, blankets, or spare pillows, you should use vacuum bags. These bags form a tight seal throughout your bulky items, shrinking them down to even smaller packages. They additionally seal out dust, making it an excellent way to store seasonal items. By keeping large and bulky items in such a way, you can simply store double the number of personal items in the same amount of space.

Hang It Up

Another approach to benefit as much as possible from your small apartment is to use walls to their full potential. Numerous small apartments don’t have a hall closet, making it difficult to identify what to do with coats, hats, and umbrellas. Start adding hooks or open shelves behind the door or on an adjacent wall so that you get more places to keep your things organized. You need this same principle for bigger items, like bicycles. Attaching some sturdy hooks or pegs to a wall could give you a convenient place to hang a bike or other big things, freeing up floor space and keeping your belongings out from underfoot.

Utilize Nooks & Crannies

Sometimes, making the most of your small apartment space implies putting every nook and cranny to work. With a couple of essential supplies, you can make the insides of cabinet doors, the back of bathroom doors, crawl spaces, attic spaces, and some areas into storage areas for your personal stuff. Also, numerous closets and cabinets include odd corners or hidden places that might be useful for storing items you don’t use daily.

Indeed, even stacking boxes behind your hung clothing will provide a great deal of extra storage. Ultimately, maximize your vertical storage space by putting shelves to otherwise 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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