Congratulations! After a hard search, you’ve finally found your new apartment. But before you pop that champagne bottle, you should think about organization. How will all your stuff fit? The apartment itself may be spacious, but apartments can suffer from having little to no storage space. Where will your shoes go? What about your extensive library of books? How about your wardrobe of clothes and accessories? Sure, you might not be that concerned about it now, but when moving day comes around, you’ll realize you have a lot more stuff than you’d originally thought.
Everything deserves its designated space. There are many clever and innovative ways to fit your contents in your new living space with no storage space.
We’ll tell you how:
Measure Your Space
Before you start moving things into your new apartment, the first thing that’s recommended is to take measurements of the space. This will help tremendously as you’ll know how big your living area is and what kind of furniture to look for. The last thing you want is to buy an oversized couch that you can’t fit through the door or that takes up too much of your floor space. Having the proper measurements will help you create an apartment with great Feng shui.
Create Designated Spaces
A smart way to keep things organized in your new apartment is by creating designated spaces. Sectioning off one room, such as the living room, can help a single space serve many diverse needs. This can include a designated space for the TV/couches, another space for a study table, and/or another one for mealtimes. Keeping your areas separate and organized can help you stay aware of what you need/don’t need in that area.
The Spruce recommends using room dividers to help create distinct areas instead of just having an open room. There are dividers you can purchase that come with built-in shelves and ones designed as bookcases, which can offer a lot more versatility for your living space.
Most people’s instincts tell them to decorate horizontally when moving into a new apartment. All this does is take up most of your floor space. Anything that doesn’t need a floor to sit on can fit on your walls! This can include coat racks or other wall hangings, pictures, paintings, and shelves for storage purposes.
If you’re looking for an awesome way to keep things stored up high, then you should consider floating shelves. Floating shelves are great for utilizing your wall space without using too much room on the scarce floor areas below. You can store anything from books, picture frames, knick-knacks, and more. These types of shelves are built with strong woods to ensure they can handle the weight. You’ll just have to ensure they’re properly attached and that your walls can manage the extra pounds.
Creative Storage Methods
Moving into an apartment with no storage space means you’re going to need to get creative. We can assure you that there are many locations in your new place where you can find storage:
Under the Bed/Over the Bed
Utilizing the “under the bed method” is the simplest way to organize clothes, shoes, books, and other household items. You can buy storage bins and boxes that fit conveniently under your bed, and the bigger the bed, the bigger the storage space beneath it.
Some beds come with built-in drawers, which is excellent if you need a place to put clothes. However, if those drawers aren’t enough, then consider some storage possibilities over the bed or with a headboard. This can include small shelves or floating shelves on the walls above.
Behind the Doors
You can purchase hooks that sit over the top of your doors. This is an excellent idea for keeping things such as jackets, hoodies, hats, and umbrellas hung up instead of being reduced to a messy pile on the floor.
Cabinets, Cabinets, Cabinets
If you’ve got the cabinet space, then USE it. If you’re limited on cabinets but you have the wall space, then install more cabinets. You can never have enough cabinet space, and they’re not just limited to dishes or kitchenware. Cabinets are useful for foods, sundries items, bath towels, and a lot more.
Consider a Small Self Storage Unit
Many families find that a small storage unit can help in a big way when it comes to decluttering your home. There are four types of items that can be stored in a self storage unit to help keep your home clutter free. These are records, seasonal items, special mementos, and items to sell later.
Cut down on the amount of junk in your place and stay on top of the clutter. We understand that it’s something that just happens. Over time, you accumulate more, thinking to yourself, “I’ll use this eventually.” We’ve all heard it before. Get rid of the things you don’t need, and you’ll find that keeping things stored won’t be as difficult.
Moving into a new place and making it your own can be an exciting yet overwhelming chapter in your life, especially if you’re doing it with someone else. Following the proper steps to stay organized when moving apartments will ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Remember, keeping things organized will make your move a much more positive exp