In today’s world where rent prices are sky high, most people are lucky enough to afford being able to live in cramped studio apartments. Having to live with such limited space can get frustrating; most especially when it comes to finding adequate storage space for one’s belongings. Some people resort to renting storage space separate from their homes.
However, there are still more economical ways to solve this problem. Here are some creative solutions to make more space in small living areas:
Store things under furniture
Got a bed with lots of space underneath? Why not store your things in aesthetically pleasing boxes and storing them under your bed. Not only does it create more space for your home, it also ensures that your things are clean and dust-free. This also applies to other furniture like tables and chairs, especially those that you don’t really need to move around frequently.
Build shelves wherever possible
Got a wall that only has a gigantic painting on it? Consider taking the painting down and having shelves built into that wall instead of creating an extra space. And don’t worry, you don’t have to trade aesthetics with practicality, there are plenty of creative shelf designs that are on trend today. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone!
De-clutter at least twice a year
Of course, creating more space won’t work out if you just keep adding more and more belongings. You’d definitely end up running out of storage space after a certain period of time. Unless you have a magical expanding closet, de-cluttering every now and then would totally help in making sure that you always have enough storage space in your home.
In the end, the key to having a lot of space in a small living area is to make sure that no space is ever wasted. Everything should have a purpose, maybe even two, if you really want to be extremely practical.