Maximize my storage space?


I'm a widow and I downsized to an apt that is 657 sq ft. How can I maximize my storage in every room?

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  • Frances Arlene Frances Arlene on Aug 22, 2018

    get a bed with drawers under it and you won't need to vacuum under it, kill two birds with one stone.

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Aug 22, 2018

    Add freestanding "closets" to each room or build them in to the space if allowed. Floor to ceiling shelving that is both decorative and functional is also a big help.

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Aug 23, 2018

    Look around Ikea they have tons of space saving ideas. I have recently downsized and got rid of at least half of our stuff was a space saver. Good luck.

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden Catherine Deirdre Rodden on Aug 23, 2018

    I got Space Bags for our tiny house. Put out of season clothes into them and store on a top shelf to keep out of the way. Also use them for spare blankets, sheet sets, towels to minimize shelf space needed in linen closet. Buy furniture that does double duty - coffee table and/or ottoman with storage to hold out of season decor.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Sep 13, 2018

    You could use baskets in varying sizes and shapes to store some things. Also finding furniture with built in storage would be great too!

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Sep 13, 2018

    You can buy over-the-door organizers/storage for everything from shoes to canned goods to bathroom supplies. The vacuum bags for extra linens, comforters, etc. are wonderful and can go under your bed.

    Organizers and bins for under your bathroom vanity. Identify your biggest storage problem and tackle it first, be it kitchen, bath, clothes or whatever and tackle that first. We are always here to help, so come back anytime you need us to help. Best wishes.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 14, 2018

    Agree with everyone who has suggested furniture that doubles up in function. Here are some examples.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 14, 2018

    The area above the door is often 'lost space'. Here are some examples of how it can be used more efficiently as storage.

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