You spent weeks looking for the perfect apartment, and now it’s finally moving day. To save money and meet new people, you decided to share a living space with roommates. There are boxes stacked to the ceiling in your new room. You no longer have a basement to store all your extra belongings. Suddenly you’re feeling cramped and overwhelmed. Luckily there are plenty of fun and cheap ways to maximize your storage space!
1.) Use command hooks to store accessories. Hang your bags, jewelry, hats, or other accessories on the wall. This is a cheap and stylish way to get clutter off the floor and organized. You’ll also save money and time on decorating!
2). Invest in a wall storage unit. Although this sounds expensive (and it can be) there are many affordable storage units available. Websites like Target and Amazon sell mount-on shelves for as little as $15. If you’re willing to splurge, the city is crawling with vintage furniture stores to amp up your décor. Or you can spend nothing at all! Sometimes you’ll find the best furniture on the sidewalk during trash day.
3). Buy a clothing rack! This inexpensive piece of furniture will transform your bedroom. Bulky dressers and trunks can make your space feel crowded. A clothing rack is the perfect alternative. It’s lightweight, easy to assemble, and affordable! Not to mention all the time you’ll save on folding clothes.
4). Look for foldable furniture. There are many space-saving pieces of furniture available on the market. Everyone has seen a couch that turns into a bed. That concept has been transformed, and there are hundreds of compact furniture options available. Try searching on resourefurniture.com for some innovative ideas!
5). Prioritize your belongings. Sometimes you move into a new apartment and it’s truly much smaller than your previous place. This is a great opportunity to clean out your wardrobe! Your favorite shirt from 8th grade is a great memory, but totally impractical. By getting rid of things you no longer use, you’re giving yourself more storage space. Take those old clothes to Beacon’s Closet or Buffalo Exchange and you can sell them for a little extra cash.
Don’t let yourself feel cramped! There are endless ways to transform a small space. Maximizing storage and getting organized is essential for a comfortable apartment. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable solutions to add extra storage. Figure out what works best for your living situation and get creative!