Here you can find 5 expert storage solutions for your small apartment
Nowadays apartments tend to be small, especially in urban areas. In a big city a small apartment is all you need; however, it may not have enough space for everything in your life. Consider this an opportunity to focus on what is really important in a living environment: functionality, smart use of space, and no clutter.
A small living space can be a great living space with some thought, tidiness, and ingenuity. Fortunately, even in a small apartment you can find extra space where you least expect it, just look for it in the right places!
Here are some efficient storage solutions to help you.
1. Get rid of unnecessary stuff
One of the best ways to create extra space is by letting go of the things that you really don’t use or need. From clothing to unused tools and furniture, you can probably find something to throw out. If you have duplicate items, let go of one. If you buy something new for your place, consider giving away something else. Donate objects in good condition to charity and throw out the rest. As a rule of thumb, if you haven’t used something in a year, you can probably live without it.
Clutter can quickly become your worst enemy in a small apartment, so think about downsizing your belongings to create more space. We at MCR Self-Storage can definitely help you with that. You don’t have to throw everything away; we can store what matters.
2. Create multifunctional spaces
Think about the use of space in your apartment, and especially where you have your day-to-day activities and entertainment. If you’re using the whole area but still feeling restricted, try consolidating it. Similar tasks can usually be done in the same setting. Your reading corner, computer station, and work desk can all be in the same space. Look for ways to divide the room by defining these spaces, even without using walls. A good example is an open shelf bookcase.
3. Put a shelf above the door and install door organizers
There is some valuable space above the door in your room. Install a shelf there. You can use the extra space to store books, memorabilia, or anything you don’t use very often.
The backs of your doors are the perfect location for shelves and organizers. In fact, door organizers a great and low-priced solution for getting things off the floor and out of the way.
4. Place shelves in nooks
Don’t forget about the nooks and crannies in your apartment. An unused space by a door or in the corner is a good spot for a floor shelf or several hanging shelves. Try to go ‘floor to ceiling’ with shelves, taking up as much space as possible.
5. Install pegboards for added storage
Pegboards are lifesavers for people in small apartments. You can install one in the kitchen for your pots and pans, in the bathroom for extra towel hooks, and in the bedroom for miscellaneous items.
EXTRA TIP: Self Storage – Simple Solution
If you can’t find room for everything in your apartment, you’ll find plenty of space in our storage units. MCR Self-Storage can provide safe and cost-effective storage for all the extra items that either take up too much room in your place or can’t fit where you want them. Whether it’s a small closet-sized unit for spare clothes or a larger unit to store some chairs, lamps, and small furniture we’ll help you pick out the right storage units for your belongings.