If you’re struggling with limited space in your home or apartment you know how challenging it can be to find appropriate storage spots. Many people rent out a storage facility, and this may be the right choice for you – but don’t do it until you exhaust all your storage options. Here are four ideas you may not have thought of.
Utilize space above your kitchen cupboards
The vast majority of kitchen cupboards don’t reach all the way to the ceiling. This can lead to tons of wasted space – unless you’re savvy enough to take advantage of it. The simple option is to buy a few wicker baskets, cover them in your favorite fabric, and put them on top of your cupboards. You can store photos, kitchen items you rarely use, or other things you won’t need regular access to.
Use a curtain to utilize difficult-to-get-into closets
Some people have plenty of closets, but they’re not easy to use. This is often a result of poorly placed closet doors. For example, if you have a closet in your living room, but the only place your couch will fit is right up against the door, you have to either arrange your living room in a way you don’t want to, or deal with not being able to access your closet. There is a solution though: take off the door, add a decorative curtain, and easily get in and out without having to worry about clearance to open a door.
Make room for bulky items in cabinets
Another common kitchen issue is having large items that won’t fit inside a kitchen cabinet and still allow the cabinet to close. Once again, none of the obvious options seem optimal: taking off the doors and leaving everything inside your cabinets on display, not storing the items there, or dealing with the doors not closing correctly. Actually, a curtain is once again the answer! Have custom drapes made that fit perfectly over your cabinet doors. The items will then gently push past them in a non-obvious way and you’ll be able to store everything you need.
Hooks may be your answer
If you have plenty of wall space but minimal cabinets or cupboards, hooks could be just what you need. You can hang kitchen items, bathroom items, or jewelry in the bedroom. Find decorative hooks, or consider using something like a towel rack to hang magazines and books on. The options are endless when you stop looking to the counters and start looking to the walls.