How to utilize hidden spaces in small apartments effectively

Good living comes easily in small apartments. With growing urbanization and steeply increasing demand for living spaces, people are going for smaller apartments. And there’s no shame in it either! Such properties bring many unseen benefits. Living in smaller homes enables you to: Decrease your housing costs to a fraction of what you previously paid […]

Good living comes easily in small apartments.

With growing urbanization and steeply increasing demand for living spaces, people are going for smaller apartments. And there’s no shame in it either! Such properties bring many unseen benefits. Living in smaller homes enables you to:

  • Decrease your housing costs to a fraction of what you previously paid
  • Travel debt-free with your family
  • Live in a premium neighbourhood without paying a high price
  • Pay off your debts faster due to fewer expenses
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However, the fact remains that you now have less space at home. That can be a problem. You may not have too many items now, but down the years, you indeed may.

That is why it is important to downsize the living space at your small apartment.

How to Organize a Small Apartment in 2022

How to Organize a Small Apartment in 2022

If you have a small apartment or just a studio apartment, you surely want to save space. And these tips below will help you save more than you can imagine.

And remember, most of these don’t cost you a dime, and some of these are DIY!

Please keep reading to enjoy our Space Management Ideas in Small Apartment.

  • Start with your closets

Start with your closets

If you want to save space, you’ll be surprised how much you can save here. Having shelves and hanging rods are not enough, and they don’t augment your storage space.

Here’s what you need to do.

  • Take measurements of your closet.
  • Then add hooks, rods, shelves, cubbies and some under-shelf racks.

These can seriously maximize the storage capacity and give you a new level of organizing ability.

Oh, and by the way, put those closet doors to good use.

You can put:

  • Hooks
  • Additional rods
  • Shoe racks

These can be placed on the inner side of these doors to optimize the space.

And if you’re willing to try, you can use soda cans as hangers too!

 

  • Use the space under your bed

Use the space under your bed

Most people tend to have at least 6 to 8 inches of unused space under their beds. You can put the area to good use by using a couple of Tupperware containers.

Use these to keep shoes, sweaters, linens, or just anything you want.

  • Choose a cube organizer shelf

Choose a cube organizer shelf

The best thing about cube organizer shelves is that they are open on either side and can be divided into squares for better organization. This function also allows cube organizers to fit in easily.

Pick some colourful or decorative cubes, and you’ll style up your home, adding a good deal of additional space.

  • Use the vertical space

Use the vertical space

You have only so much carpet area available to station furniture and other things. If you’re facing a space crunch, don’t worry. You can still use the open vertical space.

For instance, you can put baskets on top of your cabinets to store items. It helps you to make room for more things in your limited space.

 

  • Choose furniture with hidden storage

Choose furniture with hidden storage

Why not use furniture with hidden storage to best utilize the available carpet area?

For instance, many beds come with storage areas and space behind the headboards.

Such furniture includes:

  • coffee tables
  • ottomans
  • shoe racks that double up as settees
  • Murphy beds
  • Use foldable tables and desks

Use foldable tables and desks

Sometimes, it is better to have pieces of furniture that offer flexibility and save space simultaneously.

For instance, there are dining tables that can fold up. Or tables can be fixed to the wall. Thus, you’ll have a dinner table or a home office within seconds.

  • Choose skirted furniture

Choose skirted furniture

Skirted furniture is more than adding a skirt or cloth to cover the exposed legs. Not only does it adds aesthetic value to your home, but it also allows you to store additional items below the furniture without being visible.

  • Use the awkward spaces

Use the awkward spaces

That empty corner at one end of your sitting room?

You can store things there like small furniture and stools. You can also use the space at such nooks and corners to make a DIY shelf.

If you’d rather not, that’s ok too. Custom shelves are less expensive than you think.

  • Use the space over your doorways

Use the space over your doorways

This space is often ignored and left unused. The area over your doorways can hold a small rack for books, storage baskets, keys and other items.

And while you’re at it, don’t forget the doors. With a few hooks, you can hang things like:

  • Towels
  • Accessories
  • apparel, garments
  • or just about anything you want

Speaking of doors, you can use this trick with the insides of your cabinet doors too!

  • Style up with a vintage ladder

Style up with a vintage ladder

These are available easily at flea markets and vintage stores. Vintage ladders look great and can store things like:

  • books
  • towels
  • shoes
  • blankets
  • boxes
  • jewellery

To sum up

Example of Organized Small Apartment

By now, you have seen several ideas on how to organize a small apartment in 2022. Pick one you like, use a mix of them, or use all of them if you desire.

Regardless of which ones you use, you will appreciate just how much space you can save with some quick, clever fixes.

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