Living in an apartment can be cosy, but there are a variety of storage techniques available that will help you make use of space you didn’t even know existed. With a little creative thinking, renters can outfit their apartments with furniture and all of their belongings. We at Williams and McDaniel Property Management want to help residents organize their apartments and keep them that way. Here are some space-saving tips you’ll want to try.
While this may seem like an obvious piece of advice, you’d be surprised by the number of people that skip this step altogether. If you don’t have enough apartment space to store unnecessary items it’s a clear sign that you should give them away or donate them. Old magazines, newspapers and clothes you don’t wear anymore should be dropped off to a thrift store or local charity. By getting rid of these unused items you’ll be making room for those items that you actually use.
Utilize Under-Bed Storage
If you’re in the market for a new bed, buying one with plenty of room underneath will award you with tons of extra storage. Tuck all your seasonal items, bedding, books and even bulk purchases under the bed, so they are out of sight but also easily accessible. For those who already own a low bed, there are a variety of products available, like bed risers, which will allow you to lift your bed to a prescribed height. To keep things even more organized, purchase storage containers with wheels that allow them to be rolled discreetly under the bed.
Adding lockable wheels to your bed will allow you to push it around the apartment and use it for other things besides sleeping. For example, wheel it over to the TV and it can double as a couch or bring it out onto the balcony as a summer day bed. It will also give you more space to do your workouts, to play with the kids or to move other furniture around for a fresh and impromptu update to your apartment.
Instead of filling cupboards and cabinets with your large and ever-growing collection of pots and pans, hang them from a rack attached to the ceiling. Another option is to attach hooks to the walls for your kitchen essentials. For those extra linens and towels that make it hard to close the closet, get a tall bookshelf and place decorative archive boxes on top. Fill these boxes with all your extra sheets, towels and items. Utilizing the space above your head will allow you to clear up floor space and surface areas of your apartment. The same can be said for plants: opting for hanging planters instead of potted plants that rest on the ground will eliminate clutter and save space.
When you’re on the lookout for new furniture, it is best to make it multi-functional and serve more than one use. There are coffee tables and ottomans available that have covert built-in storage, as well as collapsible tables and couches with bookshelf armrests. Purchasing this type of furniture will not only save you space, it will also save you from spending more money on extra storage solutions.
With these helpful tips you’ll be taking advantage and using new spaces of your apartments. At Williams and McDaniel Property Management, we want to help you make the most of your apartment!
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