Apartment renters are always looking to take the road less cluttered. Whether you’re living in an apartment in Brooklyn, Queens or on Long Island, storage room is a crucial factor when it comes to having an organized home. All residents of Heatherwood Luxury Rentals are guaranteed closet space, but that’s no reason to stuff your closets until the doors can’t shut! These life hacks will teach you how to optimize your living space and make the most of the storage room in your apartment.
STORAGE HACK 1: MORE BED = MORE BEDROOM!
Don’t waste precious bedroom space with armoires and dressers when you can transform your bed into the perfect storage unit! Countless bedframes on the market include a built in set of drawers to fulfill all of your dresser needs, while still remaining organized. If buying a new bed isn’t in the cards for you, cheaper routes include products that are designed to raise your bed. Lifting your bed gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the never before used space under your mattress and turn it into the perfect storage area.
STORAGE HACK 2: SHELVES, SHELVES & MORE SHELVES!
As apartment renters, you must look beyond your cabinets for any unused space and start taking advantage of the available real estate that your walls have to offer! One of the most unused parts of your apartment sits just below 12 inches under the ceiling, so why not hang up some shelves? Eliminating larger pieces of furniture and replacing them with high-level shelves guarantees just as much storage but also will leave you with newfound floor space that you never knew you needed! Can’t seem to jump start your creativity? Apps like Pinterest offer unlimited shelf styling ideas that inspire a trendy yet clean, clutter free home.
STORAGE HACK 3: FURNITURE FUN!
Reconsidering your furniture selection will bring much needed storage space to your living room. Easy switches include choosing an ottoman that doubles as a storage bin or using a trunk as a coffee table. Both options leave you with more storage room as well as the perfect spot for your blankets, toys, old photos, or anything else you’d like to keep at hand in your living room!
STORAGE HACK 4: DIVIDE & ORGANIZE!
Separating the miscellaneous items in your drawers could save you more room than you think. The good news is, organizing your drawers is as easy as throwing a drawer divider into the mix! Whether you’re separating t-shirts from pants or jewelry from socks, organization is key enhancing your drawer space. If you’re looking to straighten up more than just your dresser drawers, Amazon offers products such as stackable trays that are designed to arrange the inside of your cabinets. These trays will help you efficiently store everything from toiletries in your bathroom, to cooking products in your kitchen.
Whether renting a studio in Brooklyn, a 2-bedroom apartment in LIC, or living in a townhouse on Long Island, organizing and maximizing space will finally unleash your apartments full potential and transform your living space.