Creative Storage Solutions for Apartment Dwellers

Think you've run out of storage in your rental? Think again! Additional storage exists in your apartment, provided that you know where to look — and you get a little creative. Here are a few ideas to get those creative juices flowing.

  • Create an instant office. With some floating shelves, a narrow desk, and a table lamp, a shallow closet can be transformed into a functional home office.
  • Look under the bed. Use the space under your bed to store out-of-season clothing, jackets, and spare linens. You can purchase wheeled underbed storage at any home improvement store.
  • Look above eye level. Install a shelf in the space above doorframes. Similarly, make use of your available wall space by installing shelving and/or removable hooks wherever space allows.
  • Go the DIY route. Scroll through Pinterest for do-it-yourself projects that can help you maximize your apartment's square footage without emptying your bank account.

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