Useful Hacks to Maximise Space in Your Small Home or Apartment

July 11, 2016

Do you feel like you’re living in a box and you have too much stuff, but not enough space? Don’t fret! Believe it or not, it’s very simple to organise your small, cluttered home or apartment and make the most of your space. Here are some great tips to help you maximise the space.

Rotate seasonal clothing

If you have a small closet, or don’t even have one at all, consider rotating your clothing by season. Keep anything that’s not weather appropriate in a container, suitcase, or vacuum sealed bag until it’s needed again. Make sure the clothing is clean and add cedar balls, moth balls or lavender bags to deter insects or moths. Keep the bags under your bed for example so it’s out of the way, or consider getting self storage.

Go vertical

If you’re adding shelves or bookshelves in your home, use the full height of the wall. The more shelves you have, the more storage space!

Photo: House

Photo: House

Multi-functional furniture

Get furniture that will have multiple functions. For example, a bed with storage compartments built in, a dining table that can be used as an office or work space during the day, while also having the ability to pull-out, pull down, extend or fold to suit your needs and space.

Photo: IKEA

Photo: IKEA

Find and use hidden storage spaces

Utilise all of your hidden storage spaces! Use storage boxes, containers or baskets and store them under your bed with your seasonal clothing, linen or other items. Hang a skirt around your coffee table and store items underneath. If you’ve got space above your fridge, use it to store your lesser-used kitchen gadgets.

Hang the TV

Consider getting a TV hanging device to keep the TV out of the way. This will create more space and you can even use the area underneath for extra storage.

Don’t forget the corners

Every room has four corners, so make the most out of them! A corner table is perfect for storage, while giving you extra room space.

Photo: Baturetno

Photo: Baturetno

Find storage offsite

Whether you want to just clear the clutter, store your seasonal clothes, or you just don’t have room, use a self storage unit. Our self storage units are all secure and individually alarmed for peace of mind and you will always have access to your space 365 days a week, 7 days a week from 6am to 9pm. Need help finding the right size to suit you? Check out our storage calculator and see how much you can fit into the space, or speak to one of our storage experts on 02 8758 0000

You can also check out our infographic with strategies on how to declutter your home.

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