5 Tips to Save Space in an Apartment
June 23, 2021
Author: Park Property Management
Whether you're moving from a house to an apartment or moving out for the first time, the process of space management can be a challenge. Finding ways to maximize your space and ensure your home remains comfortable all while attempting to keep the clutter as minimal as possible, may seem like a nearly impossible task. Trust us – it isn't – and we're here to help. Here are five of our top creative ways to save space in your apartment.
When decorating our homes and thinking about shelving and storage, most people tend to go traditional with shelving units that we know and are all familiar with. Don't get us wrong, there is nothing wrong with that. But you could be missing the opportunity to take advantage of under-utilized space that we all have in our apartments…corners! Utilizing angled desks and cabinets that fit perfectly into the corners of your living room, bedroom, and bathroom, will give you a surprising amount of extra storage where you wouldn't initially think you had it.
Under Bed, Kitchen Island, and Bench Storage
Continuing with the subject of extra storage, this next tip is all about forgetting what our parents taught us as kids about not hiding things under our bed. While they were not wrong, there is a way to do it that will assist you with maximizing the space within your apartment. Depending on your home setup there is almost always an opportunity to implement storage underneath your bed. The same goes for other places in your home such as your kitchen island, a bench, or even a coffee table that is secretly a trunk. Underbed storage is specifically ideal when it comes to swapping out your wardrobe each season. Either plastic containers or soft clothing bags can be quite affordable and easily hidden under your bed, so you don't have to think about them until the weather changes and you need your winter clothes again.
Separate Your Space
No matter how much (or how little) space you have, there are ways you can clearly identify a purpose for each area within your apartment. That can make all the difference when it comes to visible organization within your unit. It will ensure that every portion of your apartment serves a purpose and will also discourage clutter.
Maximize Kitchen Storage and Space
Lastly, let's talk kitchen. Professional organizers have been taking over social media the last couple years with ways to optimize storage within your home and more specifically, your kitchen. But you don't need a professional organizer to achieve the same results. Simple tasks such as hanging your pans on the walls (therefore saving cabinet space), investing in stackable bins for pantry items and within your fridge, using cabinet racks, and using drawer organizers can make all the difference in your kitchen.
Invest in a Murphy Bed
Murphy Beds are a concept that we've all seen or heard about at least once, but never actually think to implement them into our home. But why? There is nothing but positives. Murphy Beds are the perfect multi-functional piece of furniture that will allow you to save space in an apartment. There are many options for Murphy Beds these days, including some that when not being used as a bed, can double as a couch or as extra shelving. This is a great addition to any home where furniture real estate is at a premium.
The true key to maximizing space in any room of the home is keeping everything clean. Staying on top of your chores will automatically minimize clutter. Once you have your organizational systems in place, keeping them that way is not as hard as it seems and will keep your home feeling fresh and comfortable each and every day.
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