Creative Storage Solutions For Small Spaces

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Creative Storage Solutions For Small Spaces – Do you live in a lovely place with little to no storage space?  Are you tired of cramming bathroom towels into a tiny cupboard or storing your additional pots and pans in your oven? Thinking creatively about places for storage can help maximize your storage potential while also easing your frustrations.


Wall Strips

Some spaces you may not have found useful are those small strips of wall that are too tiny for artwork or pictures. We can often find these on top of or next to sinks in your bathroom and kitchen. Install some floating shelves in these spaces to remove the clutter from your countertops. Then place your toothbrush or dish soap on the shelving to allow for a few more inches for your primping or cooking. Ikea offers great floating shelves of every style and size that might work for your small wall space.


Vertical Space

A different option for storing goods is to stop looking around you and to begin looking above yourself. Vertical space is a prime area for storage solutions you probably have not considered before.  Dishes and appliances frequently used for special occasions may fit really well on above your kitchen cabinets. Also, you cannot go wrong by installing a pot rack as a storage saver. You could even mount pegs on your wall to store foldable chairs to keep on hand for additional guests in your living room or dining area.


Cabinets & Closets

You might already have a couple storage spaces, such as below sinks or inside closets that you are not using to their maximum potential. Put baskets to the back of cabinet doors to add a few extra inches of space for sponges and cleaners. Also, you can install shelves under the sink to take advantage of all the space, not just the ground space. Place a shoes rack to your closet door to open up floor space, hooks on the walls below your clothing rack for purses, totes, and briefcases, and low shelves on the floor for your knick-knacks and additional storage needs.


Smart Furniture & Creative Decor

Your bedroom can be a very frustrating place to store items due to the amount of storage it actually requires.  Your bedroom requires space for clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories, linens, etc. Buying some framed corkboard to hang on your walls, and artfully hang your jewelry is a great way to make space on your dresser for other needs. Purchase some under the bed drawers for extra blankets and pillows. Rather than having a table nightstand, purchase one with shelving to add some extra room.


For creative storage solutions, take a walk through your home with a new perspective on space. Seek out square footage that is not often considered such as under your couch, high on your walls, your ceilings, and take full advantage of what you can find. With a few pieces of hardware and just a little imagination, you can transform your home into a much more organized place.


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