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Storage idea #1: Keep what you love and use, get rid of the rest
While not necessarily a “clever” storage idea for small rooms, the first, and perhaps most important thing to do before finding any storage solutions for small spaces is to do an audit of the stuff you’re storing. We know it sounds obvious, but with less stuff to store, there will be fewer storage solutions to find.
There is no shortage of places to go for inspiration on the topic of paring down and decluttering. Pick up Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” or one of the many other books on the topic. Upon analysis, many of us realize we use a small portion of the stuff we have in our homes. Fewer possessions make the task of organizing your small spaces that much easier.
The benefits of paring down extend beyond easier organization and storage solutions. With less stuff, with fewer things to buy, maintain, and manage, many people report they experience feeling happier, lighter, and freer.
Storage idea #2: Think of your small apartment as a city
Okay, now that you’ve pared down your possessions, you might still be faced with the dilemma of finding a place for all the essentials.
For inspiration, let’s think about cities. More specifically, let’s think about how cities fit more people, homes, and businesses into a limited footprint: by building up, not out.
One of the most creative storage ideas for small spaces is to apply that same logic. Some of the best —and least utilized —spaces in our small apartments are their vertical spaces.
Rather than crowding your small spaces with several low dressers or storage cabinets, invest in a few tall wardrobe and closet units such as our closet systems. Effectively using your vertical spaces makes your apartment more like an ultra-efficient city than a sprawling suburb.