Asked on Jul 12, 2018

Dealing with clutter in a studio apt. with no storage closets

EdieSally WieseVimarhonor

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  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Hello Che,

    Downsizing several times Ive learned to maximize all available storage options. Im also cursed with the lack of storage closets too.
    In the kitchen maximize cupboard storage utilizing various storage bins baskets and elevating wire racks in all cabinets above and below countertops. You might consider using the backside of the cabinet door too. Purge the things you dont need or store other things that you don’t use often in another area of the house....like under the bed, garage or basement closet. Put you beds on risers and use low profile totes and spacebags under the beds. Switch out summer and winter wardrobes. Some people use storage Ottomans or trunks as coffetables to hide extra items as well. Lastly the beds with drawers below the mattress are options too.



  • Sally Wiese
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Have a sale on the things you can do without. I just moved and had all the boxes in my atatched garage. I opened lots and decorated in the house with my favorite things. The rest of the boxes still remain, so it is telling me...""I don't need these items anymore and have a sale or donate to Habitat or put on the curb "free." It disappears over night!! The time has come to get rid of clutter, even though it is hard to do. You live thru it. Good luck!
  • Edie
    on Jul 12, 2018

    I like the idea of "storage in plain sight" so be artsy! Stack vintage suitcases, open rolling clothing racks are popular now...hang a big attractive tote on it too!, Decorative boxes on a table or shelf to store smaller objects like craft supplies, gift wrap supplies. Perhaps a coffee table or bench with a casual canvas slipcover like you see on a sofa...stuff could hide there in sitting area or at foot of bed. Yay for baskets...or some other nice hollow object with a top as an end table. It's back to college time now...lots of storage devices on sale for students who are also dealing with limited space...may see an Idea that you can adapt to your space :)

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