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

Stylized Miramar Studio Apartment with Storage SpaceWhen you live in a small Miramar apartment, it’s essential to make the most of every square inch. Keeping your area neat and organized can be a big challenge, especially if you don’t have a lot of space to work with. This is especially correct if you share your small apartment with others. Luckily, there are lots of simple methods to keep your personal belongings from overwhelming you and your home. Irrespective of your decorating style, these organizational strategies can help you keep everything in your area in its proper place.

Hidden Storage

When space is limited, you have to start working on making your furniture do double duty. To add storage to a living room, consider placing 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, think about storing off-season clothing or rarely used items under beds or other furniture. You have to buy storage containers that are designed to fit under a bed. Yet if your bed is too low to the ground, it is best to put risers to lift it a few inches. This will give you a much bigger space to store items that you don’t need access to every day.

Shrink & Save Bulky Items

To save space when storing your sweater collection, blankets, or spare pillows, think about utilizing vacuum bags. These bags form a tight seal over your bulky items, shrinking them down into a smaller size. They also seal out dust, making them the smart choice to store seasonal items. By keeping large and bulky items like this, you can easily store double the number of personal items in the same amount of space.

Hang It Up

Another strategy when optimizing your small apartment is to use walls to their full potential. Many small apartments do not have a hall closet, so it is challenging to figure out where to store coats, hats, and umbrellas. Think about adding hooks or open shelves behind the door or on an adjacent wall to provide you more places to keep your things organized. You can implement this same principle for bigger items, like bicycles. Putting several sturdy hooks or pegs to a wall can make a convenient place to hang a bike or other large things, freeing up floor space and keeping your belongings out from underfoot.

Utilize Nooks & Crannies

Sometimes, improving your small apartment space means putting every nook and cranny to work. With several basic materials, you can transform the insides of cabinet doors, the back of bathroom doors, crawl spaces, attic spaces, and other spaces into storage areas for your belongings. Moreover, many closets and cabinets include odd corners or hidden places that may be valuable for storing items you don’t use daily.

Directly stacking boxes behind your hung clothing can also grant you a large portion of extra storage. At last, maximize your vertical storage space by inserting shelves in unused spots in your kitchen, entryway, bedroom, bathroom, and so on. When combined with decorative bins and baskets, your open shelving could transform into a storage-friendly accent piece for your apartment home.

 

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