Space Saving Products to Make the Most Out of Your Apartment
Too much clutter, not enough space? This is a common issue among apartment dwellers; clutter and out-of-place pieces can make you feel stressed and unhappy with your apartment. It’s important for your home to be your own little sanctuary— at the end of a long day, you want to come back to a place that makes you feel comforted. That’s why the Tidy Spaces team has done the research for you on the best quality products for the best prices to help optimize your small living space, without disrupting your decor!
Simple, traditional over the door hangers aren’t actually as space saving as we need them to be. Only having hooks to hang towels simply doesn’t cut it! Upgrade to this over the door hanging shelf with hooks to make more space for not only towels, but some of your cosmetic products as well.
It’s easy to accumulate lots of towels and linens over time, so it’s important to regularly go through them and donate what you no longer use or need. If you still find yourself with too many towels than you have room for, try installing a basic shelf above your bathroom door. This creates another location for storage, without needing to purchase an expensive piece of furniture. All you need is a basic wood plank—you can even paint it any color you want to match your decor—a few nails, and you’re done!
Many apartments have an unreasonably small amount of storage space in the kitchen. It can be a challenge to find convenient homes for pots, pans, dishes, spices, and pantry food. Installing shelving above your sink is a great way to create more storage space while allowing for your favorite dish ware pieces to become part of your decor. Again, this can be as simple as buying a wood plank and painting it to match your color scheme, or splurge a little bit on some more detailed pieces.
Hanging fruit baskets are also a great way to create more space for produce. All you need is a hook to install it, and voila! A cute and decorative way to store your fruit!
When living with a partner or a roommate, the living room often becomes a combination of mix-matched belongings, with items shoved into corners and bookshelf cubbies. It’s easy to prevent this type of cluttered room by buying furniture with space saving features. For example, this sectional couch has a compartment underneath for storing belongings. It also pulls out into a bed for guests staying overnight or for cozy movie nights!
Another smart space saver is coffee table baskets! For many apartment dwellers, the couch is the epicenter for entertainment, as well as the makeshift dining room, so these tables are a great tool.
The top part can be used for placing plates, beverages (don’t forget to use coasters), magazines, and other decorative items, while the bottom can be used to hold throw blankets and spare linens.They’re nowhere near an eye sore and are sold in a range of colors to fit your home decor!
When you live with roommates, your bedroom can quickly become crowded with all of your personal belongings that cannot live in the shared parts of the apartments. Clothes and shoes can be the first thing to get out of hand. Rather than messily stacking old sweaters and jackets on the top shelf of your closet, buy a few storage baskets, like these, where you can organize your various clothing items. This will help your closet appear more organized and make it easier to find what you’re looking for!
Apartment bedrooms aren’t known for being lavishly spacious, so we have to make do with what we have. Under the bed storage bins or vacuum sealed bags are a staple for small bedrooms. They’re the perfect out-of-sight place to keep your off-season clothes, and will help you optimize
your bedroom space. Additionally, strategically placing a full length mirror at a slight upward angle in the corner of your room can make it appear more spacious. You can then use the space behind the mirror to keep annoying necessities like extension cords!
It’s easy to get frustrated with your tiny apartment, especially when it’s cluttered and messy. These products are a sure way to optimize your space, but if you need more help, we’ve got your back. Let Tidy Spaces help you create your cozy, organized sanctuary today!