Apartment living can be wonderful and convenient unless you don't have enough space for all of your belongings! Even Ocotillo's spacious 3 bedroom apartments in southwest Austin can feel crowded and cramped if you aren't effectively using your apartment's space. Fortunately, there are many things you can do in order to maximum the space you have. Check out our six tips for maximizing your storage space in your apartment.
1. Buy Multifunctional Furniture
If you’re short on space, every piece of your furniture should serve multiple purposes. Trade in your coffee table for one with storage space inside of it, or instead of a large bulky couch consider purchasing a daybed or sleek sleeper sofa for guests. Another thing you can do is use your dining table as an office when you are working from home, so you don't need to find room for a separate desk. Take an inventory of the furniture you have, and brainstorm ways to make your furniture collection more functional.
2. Think Vertically
When thinking about apartment storage, look up! Install shelving that reaches the ceiling and try using tall book shelves. The more shelves you have the more storage space you'll create, so your apartment will feel less cramped. Try hanging shelves in your bathroom for your extra towels, or in your closet for even more storage space for linens or out of season clothing. The opportunities are endless!
3. Update Your Bed
Underneath your bed is the perfect spot to keep things stored away and out of sight. If your bed is not high enough already, buy a bed lift to raise it up to fit storage bins underneath. A bed skirt is a simple solution for keeping your storage bins hidden. or, if you are looking for a new bed anyway, search for one that has built-in storage drawers. You'll sleep easier in a de-cluttered bedroom where you can relax, rather than a cramped and unorganized sleeping space.
4. Hang It Up
In addition to shelving, there are many other ways you can use wall space to create storage. Install hooks where you can hang your coats, hats, and keys. Even hanging your television can free up some much-needed storage space. Keep the TV stand underneath to store books, movies, gaming consoles, and more.
5. Angle Your Furniture
Placing chairs and other furniture at an angle in the corner of your room can create a new, hidden storage spot. In the corner space behind your chair, you can store baskets, extra blankets, or anything else that you don’t want in sight.
6. Find a Place for Infrequently-Used Items
You may love your camping equipment, but you won’t love tripping over it in your bedroom every day. If this sounds like you, consider renting a storage unit. Rates usually start around $30 a month, which is a small price to pay for all that extra room in your apartment. Store seasonal items, holiday decorations, and anything else you do not use that often. You can also clean out your closet by rotating your clothes and storing off-season items.
Schedule a tour of Ocotillo's 3 bedroom apartments in southwest Austin today, and see the amazing storage spaces and spacious apartments we have to offer!