How to Utilize Space in a Small Apartment
- 1). We all accumulate things over the years. The apartment that was perfect a year ago, may be too small now. You may feel like you just can't fit anything else in there. But, don't dismay! The first thing you should do is decide what you really need to keep. Sometimes, all you have to do is get rid of some things. A good rule to live by is if you haven't used it in the past year, get rid of it. You may even be able to make some money if you choose to sell some things!
Now that you have decided exactly what you need or want to keep, where do you put it! Here is where you can get creative. You would be surprised the spots that you can find in your apartment to put things. For example, just because it is a bathroom closet doesn't mean that only things for the bathroom have to go in there. Suitcases take up a lot of room. One thing you can do is buy bed risers. You place them under each leg of your bed and it raises your bed. You can raise your bed 6 inches! That frees up a lot of space for under bed storage. You can then slide your suitcases under the bed. Also invest in some storage containers. You can buy under the bed storage containers and place shoes or clothes or anything you want in them! To get shoes out of the way, invest in an over the door shoe holder.
For more decorative ways to utilize space, you can buy cheap baskets or bins and decorate them for any room in the house. You can place towels, keys, remote controls, magazines, soaps, etc. By doing this you may not be removing the things, but it makes it look more presentable.