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Here are eight organizing ideas for your apartment:
- Use multi-purpose furniture
Apartments are usually not very large so multi-purpose furniture is a real plus for any apartment or small home. Consider the new sofas with the center section that can be pulled down and turned into a table or even a charging center for your phones and notepads.
Footstools and ottomans make wonderful hide-a-way storage containers. Some also have covers that can be turned into a table when needed.
- Need an extra bed for Visitors?
Need a bed for overnight guests? That's should not be a problem! You can do it all with a sleeper sofa bed since it uses a pull out system to convert into a double bed. Other sofas may have an adjustable back with 3 positions – upright, flat, and reclining for comfy sleeping. There are even sleeper-chairs and loveseats as well as futons and daybeds; some daybeds have trundles available.
- Use space under your bed for additional storage
Use the area under your bed and make it into a storage compartment! You can place your shoes under your bed with a sneaky shoe organizer or use it for out of season clothes and all other things that can clutter your home. In fact, this a practical way of saving up space because it’s in a conveniently hidden place. Not only this hack will lessen the clutter inside of your apartment, and it will make it look spacious!
- DIY cord and cable organizers
Do unruly cords and cables annoy you? Well, we’ve got you covered! Here are some apartment hacks DIY to start with. You can always opt for a DIY cord organizer for those cords and cables that are not used all the time.
You need toilet paper rolls to organize them. Just wrap up the cords and slide them into the rolls, and label them. You can even make decorate them. Viola! An untangled set of cords and cables are ready for you when you need them!
When you have a lot of cords or cables running in one small area, be safe. Consider these different ways to manage those cords or go creative to hide them from view.
- Pet-friendly Apartment
If your pets and their supplies have taken over your home, it is time to get it organized! If you have limited space inside your home, consider using a corner of your home for storage bins or baskets just for your pet supplies or toys. Use hooks in your coat closet to house leashes, brushes, and extra supplies. This will keep your floor clean, and your supplies close. You can make your home comfortable for the people and your pets at the same time!
- Organize those closets
There are so many different ways to organize your closets so that they are used as well as possible. Let’s start with one type of closet at a time.
- Linen Closet
So many things to put into that closet, arranging it so everything that is needed is easy to access can seem mind-boggling. Let’s start with those bedroom sheets. Folding them so that they all fit into a pillowcase looks so nice, but is it really easy? Well, she does offer 4 different methods so pick one that works for you. Okay, now that the sheets are organized, think about everything else you want in that closet. Roll those towels up if you want. You can add bins for storing the small items or a shelf to make more shelving room if you need it.
- Hall or Coat Closet
This is one closet that may need your vacuum cleaner stored in so you do need that shelf kept up where it is. However, you can use hooks on the doors and baskets on the shelves to store some of those outdoor things.
- Clothes Closet
Ah, the clothes closet, so many things and never enough space. Of course, weeding out those things that are not used will help, but that is a major all day long task. So do schedule time just for doing that at least once a year.
Meanwhile, just keep out of season clothing tucked away. Consider doubling up and having a second bar for those shorter things like blouses and skirts. Then, you can store your most-used items at eye level, less-used items below, and least-used items up high. This will not only save you space, but you’ll more likely wear clothes that you can see easily.
Add bins for things like belts and special hangers for scarves or cowls. In fact, consider using those multi-garment hangers if you have a small closet so you can hang a lot of things in a very small space, like six skirts or blouses on one hanger. If you have enough space, use an over-the-door shoe organizer for shoes and purses. Use the floor space for boxes or add another shelving unit on the floor to hold some of your things.
- Pull-out Racks
Not just for your kitchen, but If your kitchen has narrow spaces, consider a DIY pull-out rack that will keep your kitchen essentials convenient without taking too much space! It’s one of those sneaky tricks to closing the gap next to the fridge, or in the bathroom between the toilet and the sink.
- Under the sink and cabinet storage
There is no space to waste even space under your sink. Use your area under the sink storage to streamline your kitchen and bathroom. You can also accommodate it for storing cleaning products and other miscellaneous tools. Consider adding a curtain style tension rod to hang garbage bags or a roll of tissue for a smooth-running organization.
For the cabinets, consider the lazy susans to help move those small items around to your view. A pullout shelf may help, too. There are also organizers that allow you to double up your storage area for things like small bowls and dessert plates.
Small apartments can be quite a challenge to organize, especially if you are downsizing from a larger home. We hope that these eight suggestions will help you to organize your apartment. Once it is organized, cleaning it should be much easier to do, but if you would like help, consider hiring a house cleaning service you can trust!