How to make storage space in your apartment

Top places in OhioFebruary 3, 2021

During the course of our lives, we accumulate so much stuff. Our apartments always need extra storage space and we are constantly struggling with where to put all of our belongings. This is the reason why storage units are so popular these days. You can get one for a low price from all the best moving companies Columbus Ohio. However, for those of us that like having all of our belongings in our homes, storage units are simply not an option. In order to make storage space in your apartment, you are going to need to utilize some creative solutions. In this article, we are going to provide you with several of our top recommendations.

Tips to make storage space in your apartment

Here is what you might want to do to create more storage space in your home:

  • Organize your items and find a place for every single one
  • One of the best ways to make new storage space in your apartment – Purge!
  • Get some multipurpose furniture
  • Use all that vertical space
  • Give away appliances you are not using almost at all
  • Before you move, pick an apartment with built-in storage

Most of the suggestions on our list involve acquiring new pieces of furniture and building custom ones. It may be worth your while to find a contractor that is specialized in these kinds of solutions, and who can provide you the best price for them. However, if you have a large backyard, renting one of the storage containers Columbus Ohio might be your best option. But that is kind of “cheating” as the storage space will technically not be inside your apartment. And, besides, most of the time you will need to get special permission to set up a container so adapting your home might be your best option.

Organize your items and find a place for every single one

While this suggestion will not bring any more storage space to your apartment, it will work to a similar effect. You would not believe how much a proper organization of your belongings can do. If you take your time organizing and finding a place for every item, you will be amazed at how much space you will free up. Thus, once your residential movers bring in all the boxes, take some time figuring out the ideal place for them. That way, you may not even encounter a storage problem in the first place! However, organizing can only do so much. If you really need more space, you are going to need to utilize some (or all) of the following solutions.

clutter, mess in the room
Your stuff takes up a lot more space if it’s not properly organized.

One of the best ways to make new storage space in your apartment – Purge!

What is the best way to deal with having too many items? Not having too many items! Jokes aside, you may want to consider purging some of your belongings. Every home has items that have not seen any use in years. What you need to do is identify them and dispose of them in a manner of your choosing. You can sell them in a garage sale, which may help with your renovating efforts, donate them to charity or your friends, or simply throw them away. Either way, by removing some of your belongings, you are going to have more space for the items you do wish to keep.

Get some multipurpose furniture

One of the best ways to instantly create more storage space in your apartment is to acquire furniture pieces that serve as a mini storage unit. Ottomans are great for this purpose, as are sofas that have a lot of space at the bottom. Basically, you want to combine seating with storage. Try to identify these purchases before you move, though. It may save you some money on packing services, as you will not need to bring some of your original furniture with you. Again, furniture can only do so much. If you are still lacking space, it is time to:

living room, sofa
Furniture with a built-in storage compartment is a great addition to your apartment. It even rhymes!

Use all that vertical space

The absolute best way to add more “oomph” to your storage capacity is to utilize all the vertical space in your home. You can build shelves, armoires, etc. that use up all that vertical space. It may be a bit more difficult to get the items on the top, but that is nothing a quality ladder can’t solve. Even a slim closet that uses up the entire vertical length of a wall can have considerable storage space. This is, by far, the best option you have at your disposal but it can be quite costly at times. Everything needs to be custom-built, after all, and that costs.

Give away appliances you are not using almost at all

You may have several appliances that, at the time of the purchase, seemed a great addition to your home. But you ended up never using them. I know I have a large toaster at my home that I literally used twice in 15 years. All the other time it was collecting dust and clogging up my home. What you need to do is figure out if you have similar appliances. If so, feel free to give them away, they will free up a lot of space in your home.

small appliances, a plate with vegetables, kitchen
Giving away appliances that you don’t use is a great way to free up some space.

 

Before you move, pick an apartment with built-in storage

Another option is to try and avoid storage problems from the get-go. The way you can do this is by selecting an apartment that has built-in storage. This way, you will avoid needing to do any modifications. You will be able to store your belongings with abandon and keep your living area crisp and clean of clutter. It literally pays off to invest in such an apartment, even if it means delaying your relocation a bit until you find it.

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