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Creative Ways to Maximize Storage Space in Apartment Rentals

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iStock_000014814198XSmallOne of the down sides to living in apartment rentals is the fact that there often is not enough storage space available. Here are some things you can do to increase the amount of storage space you have, thereby helping yourself stay well organized.

Take advantage of every bit of space that’s available. Use hanging shoe bags for storing things on the back of doors, and consider placing your bed on risers so that you’ll have more room to store things underneath. You can also place shelves above doorways, or install hanging rods over top of one another in order to maximize your storage space.

Choose furniture that also includes some additional storage space. Coffee tables, end tables and ottomans can all provide space for storing, books, magazines and electronic media. A small microwave cart tucked into the corner of your kitchen can provide room for storing plastic containers or bakeware in.

Create additional cabinet space by adding a hanging rack for pots and pans to go on. Rather than placing your utensils in drawers, put them inside a decorative caddy where they’ll be easier to get to. You could also place a tension rod inside one of your cabinets to create a shelf for holding spices on. When it comes to storing canned goods, consider using soda dispensers in order to stack them neatly inside a pantry or deep cupboard.

Don’t forget to maximize your outdoor space by adding a vinyl locker or bench that contains room for storage underneath. Just be sure you keep them locked when they are not in use in order to prevent others from walking away with things.

You don’t have to do extensive remodeling in order to find the storage space you need. A little creativity will go a long way toward helping you make the best use possible of the space you do have. Contact us for help with finding your dream apartment.

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