Some Storage Ideas For When Your Place is Just Too Small
In cities, space is a premium. As our world evolves we need to be more efficient in how we live. Even though it is not really a “technology” solution, it will be an increasingly important part of our lives in the future. For example, with minimal space, you are going to be mounting an LCD or LED or Plasma TV on a wall, no more giant entertainment centers. Condos are an awesome way for many people to live comfortably in a small area compared to a full sized house. The price you pay for that space is not small however. That is the price you pay for choosing to live in a city. Sometimes, we choose smaller spaces for other reasons and not just budget. Here are some condominium storage tips that will help you get started .
- Take your walls seriously – Well, save space by taking a few things to the wall. It could be a TV or a bike. But for both you may call in the professionals.
- Make intelligent use of space in the shelves – optimize the shelves with baskets. They become drawers when there’s less space. They also allow you to store more.
- Take the bookshelf up to the wall. It increases space for your books and you can also add decorative elements to the shelves.
- Since we need temporary solutions for a rental home, adding shelves to a cupboard door could be one way. The store in the bathroom can be designed in this manner.
- If you have a used kitchen dish rack, color it in a different color or according to the room’s theme you want to pace it in and use it to hold mail, newspapers, and files.
- If Julia Child could use a pegboard in the kitchen, you can use one too. Get creative. Store your kitchen pans and pots, actually hang them.
- Mason jars have become the rage now in the kitchen. Use them to store anything; just hang them underneath the cabinets. They look elegant and creative too.
- Use bed-boxes to store your comforters, extra pillows, pillow cases, bedsheets, etc. They stay hidden and save space in the closet/wardrobe.
- There could be a closet space you can use. Use a small desk or table to create office space. It could free up space in the main area.
- There are under bed boxes available too. These boxes fit under the sofa and cabinets too. While it pays to go digital, if you are the type who simply doesn’t want to get rid of magazines, DVDs etc, use these boxes.
- When you think you have run out of space for an item, consider if the item really needs to be there. Do away with clothes you don’t wear or won’t wear in the next one year. What about the shoes? Get rid of them and it will free some space that you can use.
- Use hooks behind the doors to hang objects. Command hooks can be removed easily and there’s no need to create holes. So the apartment walls remain as is. Hang coats, shoes, bags, hats and anything else that you usually do inside a closet. It will free space in the closet and also make them easily available when you need them.
Not everyone has the luxury of living in a 5-Bedroom apartment. When space is less, use them in a manner as to maximize their utility.
This video has some great ideas too!