Small spaces are cozy and, when properly organized, they can be just as comfortable as a large home. Making your storage more efficient is as simple as making use of unconventional spaces and corners that are often overlooked. Transform your apartment into a tidy and functional space with some of our favourite storage hacks and solutions for unused corners and small spaces.
Turn a Corner into a Dressing Space
Corners are often left empty, making them an impractical space that collects dust. Instead of overlooking the corners in your bedroom, try turning them into a creative clothing rack, or use a pre-fabricated clothing rack like the one pictured above. Turn that overlooked corner into a spot to get dressed every morning by adding a full length mirror. Turning the corner into your closet will not only make use of wasted space, it will also allow you to easily select your outfit for the day, as well as keep your clothing well organized and tidy, instead of stowed away in a dresser drawer.
Create a Rolling Pantry
Even some of the smallest spaces can be put to use with a little bit of creativity. The spot between your stove and counter – or the fridge and the counter – is a space that is often left sitting empty, but can be put to use with a simple roll out storage shelf. Whether you use it for your spices or to store utensils, a roll away shelf is the perfect way to make use of that commonly overlooked space.
Look Under the Bed
Under your bed is usually a large, unused space that’s perfect for storing some of your belongings where they will not be seen. Whether you purchase rolling bins to put underneath it, or your bed has built in drawers, using this area of the bedroom for storage will keep it looking neat and tidy, while making use of an otherwise wasted area.
Use the Back of the Bathroom Door
An over the door hanger can provide storage in a bathroom in a space that is often overlooked. Using a basket hanger is the perfect solution for storing items like face cloths or extra toilet paper, while an over the door hook will provide you with a place to hang your towels. Regardless of what you choose, these methods of using the door for storage are not only useful and innovative, they also won’t cause any damage to the doors.
Use the Space Behind or Beside the Couch
In every home there is always a small space, either beside or behind the couch. Instead of letting this space sit empty, try adding in a small, free standing table. This will provide you with the perfect place to set your wine glass down, or to display plants and photographs. It is only a small addition, but it will have a very large impact on your living room, and help you in the process of decluttering.
Making use of spaces that are often overlooked is an ideal method of organizing your home, and help to make it feel less cluttered. Whether you make use of the space beside the fridge or you convert a corner into a closet, there are many different ways to make use of those small spots and corners that would otherwise be left sitting empty. For more ideas on how to make use of corners and small spaces, visit the Medallion Blog.