Storage tips for downsizing to a flat or apartment
Those who are living in urban cities know what it’s like to dwell in cramped spaces. Small flats or apartments are popular amongst city workers, students and also those looking to downsize. It can be difficult to try and find space for all of the essentials and your loved items of furniture. Here are some useful storage tips for downsizing to a flat or apartment, giving you some guidance on how best to declutter, increase the living space and how to invest in highly functional items.
Install vertical door and wall racks
There are some clever items you can now buy for the home that can offer great solutions to minimise clutter. Consider installing things like over-the-door shoe organisers and wire kitchen door and wall racks. These items help to provide more vertical storage space for things, keeping them off the floor areas. There is a wide range of styles and designs that you can choose from and they are capable of holding almost everything.
Invest in a multifunctional bed
Every piece of large furniture takes up lots of valuable living space in smaller flats or apartments. It is important that each piece of furniture is practical and is multi-purpose. A more practical option for a standard bed would be to invest in a sofa bed or one that offers various storage compartments.
Make use of drawer organisers
Drawer organisers are very useful for kitchens, bathrooms and closets. They can provide storage space for lots of various items such as utensils, sewing materials, toiletries, kitchen essentials, jewellery and even makeup. Drawer organisers are also useful in helping to keep everything organised and in place.
Use ottomans and coffee tables
One of the best storage solutions for small living room spaces is either a storage ottoman or a coffee table with drawers. They are great for storing things that would only clutter up the room such as tv remotes, blankets, slippers, kids toys, etc. Not only are they functional pieces of furniture but they can improve the aesthetic look of the room.
To summarise, there are a number of ways to maximise your space when living in a small flat or apartment. Do everything you can to keep rooms highly functional and comfortable. Having a self storage unit is a good idea if you want to keep excess belongings that you just don’t have the space for.
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