While most of us would love to live in a sprawling apartment with enough space for everything, the reality is that affording such a place isn’t within the budget. If you live in a small apartment, the tips below will help you make the most of the space you have so your home feels less cluttered and more comfortable.
1. Hang Everything You Can
Most people don’t consider the empty space at the top of a room to be valuable storage space, but it is. If you live in a small apartment, you need to take advantage of every inch of space you have, and that means going up.
Consider hanging what you can from the ceiling. For example, in the kitchen, you can hang pots, pans, coffee cups, and cooking utensils to keep them within easy reach and utilize the vertical space you have. This will free up drawers and cabinets for other things you need to store.
2. Invest in a Queen Murphy Bed
Today’s tiny apartment bed is a foldable one. When not in use, the Queen Murphy bed folds up into a cabinet, freeing up valuable floor space. What’s even better is most Queen Murphy beds come with tall cabinets on either side of the bed that add to your storage options while helping the bed blend in with the wall in its folded position.
3. Use Your Corners Properly
Many small apartments have corners just begging to be used. The problem is most people don’t realize the value of that corner space or don’t know how to use it properly.
Do yourself a favor and get yourself furniture that’ll fit into the corners of your apartment. For instance, if you need a work area, invest in a small rectangular desk that fits nicely in the corner. It’ll give you the workspace you need without taking up a lot of room.
4. Buy Exposed-Legged Furniture
You may not be partial to exposed-legged furniture, but the storage space it provides will be worth it. Look for a raised bed frame or even a taller couch and use totes and other covered containers to organize and store things underneath that you don’t need readily accessible daily.
Living in a small apartment can be challenging, especially when it comes to storing belongings. There’s often not enough room for storage, but if you follow the tips outlined above, you can make the most of your limited space and keep your apartment clutter-free.