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Home storage ideas and solutions

Live in a small apartment short on space? Read on for home storage ideas to help you make the most of the space you have.


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Resourceful home storage solutions are essential for making the most out of a small apartment. From small bedroom storage ideas to bathroom storage ideas, these home storage ideas will help you maximize the space you have so you can live a clutter-free life.

The space above a toilet cistern is one of the most unused spaces in a household. But it’s perfect for installing narrow shelves to keep toilet rolls, paper towels and small plants.

Hang vertical storage baskets on bathroom doors

Bathroom doors are excellent places for hanging vertical baskets and shelves that can hold toiletries, cosmetics and grooming accessories from a simple hook. They are easy to access too, so you don’t have to spend a long time rummaging through a cabinet when you’re in a rush to get ready in the morning.

Furniture with storage compartments

Invest in furniture with hidden storage compartments. For example, buying a bed with drawers will massively increase the storage you have in your bedroom. Also, try to find a dining table with cutlery drawers underneath or a coffee table that can store magazines below it.

Vertical shelving

Instead of investing in bulky bookshelves or cabinets, opt for wall-mounted shelves that are versatile and can be tailored to fit unused wall space. You can install shelving above sofas, tables and cupboards without taking up any floorspace. If you fill them with books and plants, they can be as decorative as they are useful.

Fold down desk

If you work from home during the day, a fold down desk is a useful way of creating a work station that you can pack away at night. All you need is some unused wall space that you can hang the desk off. If you twin it with a foldable chair, you can save even more space.

Save space on cleaning products

If you’re tight on kitchen space, opting for bar of soap over a gigantic box or bottle of cleaning detergent can make all the difference. For example, Lux Sunlight soap bars fit snugly under sinks in small kitchens. Also, a tub of baking soda and a bottle of white vinegar will give you the ingredients to make one of the most versatile cleaners available, making it a perfect space-efficient alternative to having multiple cleaners.

When it comes to home storage solutions, wall space becomes as important as floorspace. With vertical shelving, foldaway furniture and hidden compartments in furniture, you’ll be able to maximise the space in your apartment without cluttering it up.

  • Invest in furniture with hidden storage compartments
  • Use wall space for shelving and foldaway furniture
  • Maximise vertical storage with hooks on doors
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