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Storage Ideas for Small Flats

01 Oct 2019

Storage Ideas for Small Flats

Home prices are high, this has resulted in more people opting for smaller accommodation. Smaller accommodation has created a need for smarter storage solutions to adapt to these micro living situations.  However, whether you are living in a studio, a small apartment or a big house being smart with your storage can save you a lot of space and has been scientifically proven to reduce stress. A cluttered messy home has a detrimental effect on your mental wellbeing, it can be a stress stimulant.  Many people have responded to this by adjusting their lifestyle towards a more minimalist clutter-free way of living.

Moreover, a cluttered space can feel claustrophobic and make the living space seem much smaller than it is by cramping it with items. It is beneficial to re-examine the things you own and organise your belongings before storing it. You can sell or donate items you don’t want. However, giving away your belongings may be hard due to their sentimental value. Alternatively, you could store your non-essentials at a secure, safe self-storage outlet. Read on to learn clever storage hacks that will transform your studio or small living quarters.

The bed is a vital piece of furniture in every home that unfortunately takes up a lot of room. However, with a little bit of creativity, you can make a few DIY adjustments to solve this problem by using it as a multifunctional piece of furniture that can be used as a vessel of storage as well as a place to sleep.  Below are a few storage hacks for your bed that would be great for a small flat.

  • If buying a bed frame with drawers is expensive you can DIY a platform bed by using cheap sturdy cubed shelves, drawers or other smaller storage furniture and putting it together to create a platform that you can place a mattress on.
  • Adding risers to the bottom of your bed legs is a great way of extending the space between your bed and the floor to increase the storage space. It’s simple and cheap.
  • When getting a headboard, opt for one with storage. You can get cubed shelving or a bookshelf unit can be used as a room divider and a headboard.
  • There is no need for a bed, you could sleep on a roll-up mat which you can store away in a bench trunk.
  • Multipurpose furniture like daybeds is a great solution to a small apartment. You can use the daybed as a sofa by day and a bed by night. They can be pulled out further to be used as a double bed.

 Another limitation of studios and smaller accommodation is the lack of floor space. The small floor space puts limits on what furniture you can have in your home. The key to utilising space is to have multifunctional furniture.  Below you will find some hacks to reducing clutter.

  • Open storage is inevitable in small apartments with limited closets and closed storage. You can take a trip down memory lane and hide your ‘clutter’ by covering your storage with elegant curtains – thereby transforming it into an artistic feature piece that is functional.
  • Make use of your walls by installing floating shelves around the perimeter. Keep your floor space clear, by installing floating furniture. Another example is installing foldable desks.
  • Think about utilising vertically, by stacking furniture in an abstract way. From simple stackable chairs for when guests come to stackable cabinets for extra storage.
  • Make use of your door. You can install a shelve above your door, hang a laundry hamper on your door. You make go one step further and choose to install a cabinet on to your door, to store small accessories or toiletries.

 

Storage is great however it is important to keep everything organised. You can often repurpose items for better organisation. See below for examples.

  • Picture ledge can be installed and used a nightstand or a tech charging ledge.
  • Cords and wires can be neatly stored in clip blinder clips.
  • Cork wall can be installed for hanging art supplies, Jewellery and, other small accessories.
  • Closet space can be utilised by installing hooks on to the back wall.
  • Drawer organizers are a great way to maximise your drawer storage.
  • Smaller pieces of clothing, accessories and, hobby supplies can be stored in kitchen caddies and fruit baskets.  

We hope you like these hand-picked storage hacks; however, you may still feel overwhelmed by your small space. Whilst these hacks are brilliant, it depends on the amount of stuff you own. Doing these hacks in isolation might not give you the best result. There are only so many things you can shove under your bed.

Another great option, to use alongside these hacks is self-storage. Here at Easistore, we offer accessible, secure and affordable storage solutions that fit your needs and budget. Visit us to get a quote and make your home clutter-free.

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