For those living in a small apartment, you might feel you’re a little tight on space. To help you get more space, here are a few small apartment storage ideas to try!
Utilize Multifunctional Furniture
Having furniture that can double as something else is the name of the game for small apartment storage. In order to save space, your furniture needs to do more than provide a comfortable place to sit or prop up your feet!
Your living room is the perfect space to introduce multifunctional furniture easily. Storage ottomans allow a place to put up feet or an extra place to sit while secretly storing extras pillows, blankets, toys, and games. Benches with cubbies offer another extra place to sit while allowing you to stash items away. And TV stands can pull double duty as an entertainment center and shelving and storage for other household items.
Digitize Your Life
Floating papers, documents, and books can clutter your apartment and take up space. If you want to save some space, take advantage of the digital age. Books, movies, records, and personal document files can be found or uploaded all online. So instead of holding onto physical items, going digital might be the best way to gain back space in your small apartment.
Get an E-reader for books, find movies online, and convert all your paper documents to a safe online storage space. Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive are just a few options to look into. Not only will going digital help you save space but securing things online can keep things organized and available whenever or wherever you need them.
Only Hang Clothes You Need
Got limited closet space? If the answer is yes, it might be best to only hang up the clothes you need for the season. For instance, in the summertime, you likely won’t be needing hoodies, sweaters, and long-sleeve shirts for a while. Take those items out of your closet and put them in a small box or keep them in a more discreet area until colder waeather arrives. Then when winter rolls around, you can put shorts, short-sleeved tops, and tank tops away while you break out your cold-weather clothes once again.
Swapping out clothes during the seasonal changes will save you substantial amounts of room in your closet, all while taking up very little room in other parts of your apartment.
Get Under Bed Storage
If you’re thinking about just placing your mattress on the floor – think again. You might think a bed frame takes up too much space, but you would be wasting substantial amounts of storage space by forgoing one.
Think about it: when you put your mattress on the ground, you can’t store anything under it. In doing so, you’re wasting quite a few square feet of storage area. By elevating your mattress on a frame, you’re able to maintain all this storage space. Long sliding bins can be put under your bed and pulled out as you need them (this is the perfect space for seasonal clothes, too!).
Don’t Forget Vertical Storage
A tight space can become cluttered quickly if you try to have everything within arm’s reach. So get creative and think vertically!
There are plenty of small apartment storage ideas that can hang on the wall and save you space. Floating shelves can be placed above your bed or couch for a little extra knickknack storage. Pots, pans, and other utensils can hang up in your kitchen. Over-the-toilet organizers can help you take advantage of all the space in your small apartment bathroom. And plants can be put into hanging pots to save on valuable counter space. Just remember, if you utilize these ideas, don’t forget to keep a stepping stool on hand.
Take Advantage of Windows
Just because windows help to brighten up your apartment doesn’t mean they aren’t also available for storage space. Window sills are the perfect spot to place small objects, trinkets, and plants.
If you don’t mind sacrificing a little natural light, windows are a great place to place hanging shelves. Windows take up a lot of wall real estate, and there are no rules about where shelving can go. If you aren’t allowed to put holes in the walls in your apartment, consider shelves that suction cups to the window. Be careful, and don’t put anything too heavy on them, or they could be pulled down!
Rent a Self-Storage Unit
The best small apartment storage advice? Rent a self-storage unit. Not everyone wants to live the minimalist lifestyle, and with a storage unit, you don’t have to. You can have quick and convenient access to your personal belongings when you need and want them, like seasonal clothing, books, sports equipment, hobby supplies, and décor. You can also store furniture, appliances, and home items that you plan to use in the future and have not yet decided what to do with yet.
Self-storage is a fantastic storage solution for those living in a smaller space, whether it’s long-term or short-term. If you’re looking for a storage unit to use while living in your small apartment, Bay Street Storage is here to help. We have two convenient locations in Post Falls for you to choose from, and we’ve got all your storage needs covered. We’re here to make your storage experience easy. If you need any help, let us know!