If you live in a small Blackfoot apartment, it’s advisable to make the most of every square inch. Keeping your area neat and organized can be a huge challenge when there isn’t a lot of space to start with. This applies particularly if you share your small apartment with others. Happily, you can use many simple tricks to keep your personal belongings from overwhelming you and your home. Regardless of your decorating style, these organizational strategies can allow you to keep everything in your home in its proper place.
When space is limited, you have to start considering making your furniture do double duty. To add storage to a living room, think about 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, try storing off-season clothing or rarely used items under beds or other furniture. There are storage containers that you can find, 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 can give you more storage space to store items that you do not need access to every day.
Shrink & Save Bulky Items
To save space when storing your sweater collection, blankets, or spare pillows, try to use vacuum bags. These bags form a tight seal all-around your bulky items, shrinking them down to a tiny size of what it once was. They also keep out dust, making it an excellent approach to store seasonal items. By keeping large and bulky items in this manner, you can store double the number of personal items without difficulty in the same amount of space.
Hang It Up
Another approach to take advantage of your small apartment is to use walls to their full potential. Many small apartments do not include a hall closet, making it difficult to see where to place coats, hats, and umbrellas. Start 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 apply this same principle for bulkier items, such as bicycles. Putting some sturdy hooks or pegs on a wall can make a convenient place to hang a bike or other big stuff, freeing up floor space and keeping your belongings out from underfoot.
Utilize Nooks & Crannies
In some scenarios, making the most of your small apartment space means putting every nook and cranny to work. With just several simple tools, you can convert the insides of cabinet doors, the back of bathroom doors, crawl spaces, attic spaces, and other spaces into storage areas for your stuff. Besides, numerous closets and cabinets include odd corners or hidden places that may be suitable for storing items you don’t use daily.
Even just stacking boxes behind your hung clothing can provide a lot of extra storage. After all, maximize your vertical storage space by inserting shelves in unused spots in your kitchen, entryway, bedroom, bathroom, etc. When combined with decorative bins and baskets, your open shelving could turn out to be a storage-friendly accent piece for your apartment home.
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