Living in a small apartment means it can be easy to tidy up, but it can also mean you’re tight on space. If you’re looking to squeeze more space into your place, here are some of our favorite small apartment storage ideas!

Digitize Documents

If you take full advantage of this digital age, you can get rid of all your physical documents and save a ton of space. We have the ability to store movies, books, records, and personal files all online. So to save space, convert all your paper documents to a safe online storage space. Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive are just a few of the options out there.

Not only will digitizing your documents help you save drawer and cabinet space, but securing your documents in multiple online storage spaces can help your documents stay safe, organized, and available whenever you need them.

Embrace Multifunctional Furniture

If you’re searching for more small apartment storage space, one of the best tips is to use multifunctional furniture. After all, in a small space, your furniture should do more than provide a comfortable place to sit or prop up your feet!

Storage ottomans, benches with built-in cubbies, and couches that turn into beds. These are items that will look nice but also conveniently store your extra pillows, pet supplies, and board games neatly out of sight.

Utilize Forgotten Spaces

There are spaces we often forget that can be utilized for storage. When living in a small apartment, don’t forget to take advantage of these spaces! Places like under the bed, behind the couch, over the fridge, or behind doors. These are spots where you can store clothes, books, small appliances, and shoes discreetly and easily.

Get a Closet Organizer

Don’t forget about your closets! Closets can be tricky, especially in smaller apartments, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make them work more efficiently.

Getting a closet organizer installed can help make valuable use of all the space in your closet. If that isn’t in the cards or budget for you, cubby organizers are great space adders. These organizers can be used with or without baskets to house folded clothes, underwear, socks, shoes, purses, accessories, and more.  If your small closet isn’t nearly big enough for your wardrobe, invest in a freestanding wardrobe to add space. As a bonus – you can place items on top of the wardrobe as well!

Grab Some Baskets

Make adding space stylish by using baskets! Oversized baskets look great and create more storage in every room in your apartment. They come in a variety of colors and materials like wicker, wood, and fabric, so they’ll match whatever your personal style is.

Place them in your bathroom to store extra towels and robes. Put them in the living room to store board games, books, or random odds and ends. If you want the basket to look a little less like a junk basket, top it with a throw blanket, and ta-da! The clutter is hidden, and your stuff is stored out of the way.

Think Creative and Vertically

For small apartment storage, you need to get a little creative and think about vertical solutions: wall spaces.

There are so many of your items that can hang on the walls to save space. Install floating shelves above your bed or couch as DIY storage. Pots, pans, and other utensils can hang in your kitchen. Over-the-toilet organizers can help you make the most of your small apartment bathroom. The space above door frames is often under-utilized, so putting shelving there can use up that real estate while looking unique. And plants can be put into hanging pots to save on valuable counter space. Just remember for items you’ll be needing often, make sure they’re not placed out of reach!

Take Advantage of Windows

Windows help to brighten and beautify spaces, but they can also take up quite a bit of space on your walls. That means limiting where you can place furniture and shelves.

If you don’t mind giving up a little bit of natural light, you can place a hanging shelves unit in front of a window to gain some of that space back. If you’re not allowed to put holes in the walls in your apartment, consider shelves that suction cup to the window. Just don’t put anything too heavy on them, or they could pull the shelves down. Window sills are also the perfect spot for plants, small trinkets, or other small objects.

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If you’re in the market for a self-storage unit, All Secure Storage is ready to help you.

Need More Space? All Secure Storage Can Help

Sometimes you still need a little extra room for your stuff. Storage units are a great place to safely store your stuff away until you need it or move into a larger home. If you’re in the market for a self-storage unit, All Secure Storage is ready to help you. We have a variety of options available, so no matter how much you need to store, we can help. We are the go-to storage provider for the Western Slopes. With a convenient location in Montrose, we’ve got your storage needs covered.