These days, space is at a premium. Square footage doesn’t come cheap, so we have to make the most of the areas that we have at our disposal. This means coming up with creative storage solutions that will help us maximize the space at our disposal One of the places where this skill is most valuable is small apartments. We’ve all been there, saving money and saving space by living in a cramped studio or a tiny one bedroom. But with these tips from Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina, you don’t have to scrimp as much on space, as long as you get creative with your storage!
Don’t Neglect Vertical Space
One of the big mistakes we see people making all the time is neglecting the storage potential of their vertical spaces. Hanging storage and wall shelves are excellent ways to make use of the extra space you’ll need in a tiny apartment. Floating shelves are easy to install and instantly maximize your available shelf space. Try over the door shoe storage or jewelry racks that hang in your closet to keep things out of the way and off the floor, and hanging baskets are great ways to store extra linens or light items out of the way.
Use Every Surface
Surface area is at a premium in small apartments, so make sure to use it, and use it wisely. Every surface can turn into storage if you just find creative ways to use it! That doesn’t mean you’ll want to just throw things onto tabletops higgledy-piggeldy though. Try to organize things logically by room and surface in order to keep the objects you’ll need in the areas where you’ll use them.
Cut the Clutter
We know its hard to hear, but when all else fails, it might be time to throw in the towel and just admit that you’ve got too much junk. Sometimes you have to scale down and start over with less. That doesn’t mean it has to be a hard thing though. Getting rid of the things that you don’t need should be a freeing process. After all, you own your things, they shouldn’t own you. Saying goodbye to the stuff you don’t use is a great way to save not only space but also peace of mind.
For more storage and organization solutions, contact Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina today!
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