While it might be true that apartments have less storage than the average home, we believe it is all a matter of perspective. It makes sense that apartments would have fewer closets, cabinets, and other storage areas since they are smaller than homes, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a little creative to make the most of your space, creating storage where there is seemingly none. Today, the team here at The Legends will share five apartment storage hacks that can help you maximize your space without feeling like the walls are closing in on you. Let’s take a look at them now.
5 Apartment Storage Hacks
Use Hanging Fruit Baskets
One of the easiest ways to add storage to your Hickory apartment is to rethink the way you store stuff. Sure, shelves, cabinets, and other horizontal surfaces are great for storing things, but they all take up valuable real estate in your apartment. Have you thought about taking your storage vertical? Hanging fruit baskets aren’t just for holding fruits and veggies in the kitchen anymore — they can be transformed into hanging storage bins! The best part? They take up zero floor space so you don’t have to worry about losing any square footage to this unique storage solution.
Consider Furniture with Hidden Storage
In a previous post, we discussed the ingenuity of decorating your apartment with multi-purpose furniture. Not only does multi-purpose furniture help you save space in your apartment, but it can also provide you with convenient storage at the same time. Clutter adds up quickly and it is the one thing that can make an apartment look messier and smaller than it really is. If you have it within your budget, it might be worthwhile to search for ottomans, tables, sofas, and other pieces of furniture that have hidden storage for books, magazines, dog toys, remotes, and other items.
Invest in Under-the-Bed Storage
If you have a bed that sits on a frame, additional storage space could be right in front of you without you even realizing it. The space beneath your bed frame and the floor offers plenty of storage place for low profile items if you have a reliable system in place, and there are a wide variety of totes and containers that are specifically made for under-the-bed storage. Are you a fashion aficionado who has a full wardrobe for every season? Why not store your off-season clothing under the bed to save on closet space? Travel a lot for work? Store your luggage under your bed so that it is out of sight and out of mind when you have time to relax at home.
Buy Shoe Racks
Shoes are one of those belongings for which people are constantly in search of a storage solution. There has to be a better answer than keeping them in their boxes or storing them in a pile on your closet floor, right? Sure, keeping them in their boxes allows you to stack and store them on the upper shelf of your closet, but then you can’t see them and they are not very easy to grab and go. Throwing them in a pile is just messy and takes up more room than necessary. Investing in some type of a shoe rack can save you space and display your shoes in a convenient way, whether it is an over-the-door rack or a freestanding one.
Use Hooks and Rings in Your Closet
Closet space is always at a premium, whether you live in a single-family home or an apartment. While our spacious floor plans feature a generous amount of closet space, we understand that you can never have too much of a good thing. So how can you maximize the closet space in your Hickory apartment? A little creativity goes a long way! Have you ever noticed how trendy department stores hang their jeans by the belt loops on S-style hooks? You can do this too as a way to save on the space that folded clothes take up. Have a large collection of scarves? You can hang eight or more scarves on one hanger by attaching shower curtain rings to the hanger. Genius!
Extra Storage for Your Hickory Apartment
Are you still looking for extra storage after trying the above five hacks? If so, don’t forget that we offer storage spaces for all of our renters. These are great for storing away those items that you don’t need to access on a regular basis, but want to have nearby so you can get to them when you do need them. Remember, our team is here to help you get the most out of your Hickory apartment — even if that means upgrading to a bigger apartment in our community with more storage! Contact us today with any questions that you have and let us know how we can serve you.