Storage Tips for Tiny Apartments
Living in a shoebox-sized apartment might mean cheap rent, low utility bills, and cozy living, but it also means compromised storage space. As storage professionals, we can provide a few tips on storage for your tiny apartment:
Use Your Furniture Wisely
Furniture is the perfect way to hide away your extra items. If you live in a bachelor unit, your bed likely takes up the most floor space. Building drawers under your bed frees up space you would otherwise use for a dresser or shelving unit. To optimize use of other furniture, like nightstands, tables, and footstools, create shelves underneath to store items.
Get a Loft Bed
Loft beds are a hip, useful way to free up floor space for your storage needs. To store clothes, purchase a freestanding clothes rack and line it up against the wall under your bed. You can also use this space as a cozy resting area, moving your couch to free up other floor space.
When it comes to storage space in small units, your best bet is to store items vertically. Use the backs of doors to your advantage with hanging shelves or long wire baskets and hang things like hair dryers or cleaning products on hooks inside your cupboards.
Use Your Walls
To reduce clutter, consider hanging items on your wall, like your bicycle, coat rack, or shoe shelf. For bachelor or studio apartments, another option is to use a shelf as a wall or divider to separate your sleeping area from your kitchen. This provides ample vertical storage and gives a healthy mental separation between where you sleep and where you eat.
If your apartment is too small for a giant bookshelf or clothing cabinet, consider using several smaller containers instead. These can easily be stored in your closets, under your bed, or on top of your cupboards and fridge.
Reduce clutter in your mini apartment by clearing all items off of your floor. Building fold-out furniture or using ceiling-hanging clothing racks are a great way to keep stuff off of your floor. Avoid decorative furniture like throw pillows or excessive artwork.
Consider Public Storage
If you’ve used every nook and cranny for storage in your apartment, and find you still have too much stuff, consider renting a public storage unit from Migson Public Storage. We offer safe and sturdy storage units available in many sizes.
By using a public storage company in Ontario to store your extra items, you can rest assured that everything you left behind will be right there waiting for you and easy to access any time you’d like. That’s why Migson can give you much-needed peace of mind. Contact us today.