5 Storage Tips for Your Small Apartment

Home | Blog | 5 Storage Tips for Your Small Apartment
closet inside apartment showing storage

Reading Time: ( Word Count: )

Often we choose to rent apartments for the convenience of the neighborhood they’re located in or the amenities included. Sometimes that comes at a price: there is less square footage for more ideal add-ons like a pool, in-home laundry, or gym access.

When it comes to city living, sometimes size has to take a backseat. Thankfully, there are tons of cool, cheap, and easy DIY modifications for apartments to fit all your knick-knacks in those tight spaces. Here are a few tips and tricks to manifest the apartment of your dreams with a smaller floor plan!

1. Doorway delights!

Woman Installing Closet Organizer | www.phillyaptrentals.com

No longer operating as just an entryway, doors can also function as a hanging storage unit. By utilizing either a wire storage rack or plastic shoe organizers, you can house several everyday items such as socks, underwear, towels, toiletries, or other supplies. Storage units in vibrant colors can also add a touch of decoration with their functionality—a win-win every time!

2. Pin It Up!

There are infinite amounts of ways to store your cookware, but when you have limited cabinet and kitchen space, it may be time to take to the walls! If your landlord allows, install a pegboard to any free wall in your kitchen. That way, you’ll never run out of ways to display your trusty cooking aids.

3. Stick to it!

You can easily stick nail clippers, hair pins, or even scissors to the back of the mirrored medicine cabinet door in your bathroom with magnets. As for the kitchen, a magnetic spice rack can free up that limited cabinet space. Feel free to purchase jars with magnets already built in, or glue magnets to existing jars. After mounting a stainless steel sheet to the wall or under a cabinet, place them all on the sheet to store them vertically. Just be sure to tightly close the jars so they can’t fall and make a mess!

4. Up Against the Wall

Park Place One Bathro

Many bathrooms have space that can be maximized by the addition of a small armoire or other storage units that have both open and closed storage areas. Since bathrooms only need to hold one person at a time, not only is the potential for clutter cut down by the addition of small furniture but a nice finishing touch is brought into the space with a wooden storage accent piece.

5. Out of Sight!

Companies have narrowed in on clever and practical storage pieces to help organize even the tiniest nooks and crannies of your home. Everything from your hairdryer to your remote can now have a proper location in plain view—so you never have to question where you left it last!


* indicates required

Don't Forget to Share this post! If you like it!

Fidelity Management – Our content has been featured or mentioned nationally by some of the industry’s best websites including:
ApartmentGuide | Rent.com | MyFirstAmartment | RENTCafe | The Balance …and many more



Editor’s Picks

Ben Franklin Bridge leading into Philadelphia at sunset


Stay a Smart Renter. Join the Group!

* indicates required

Related Articles

What Size Rug Do You Need For a Queen Bed? 

What Size Rug Do You Need For a Queen Bed? 

A rug is a great way to make small spaces, such as apartment bedrooms, feel larger. Rugs add a touch of depth and dimension to your room and help define space. Adding an area rug under your bed also adds an element of coziness and warmth. But before you purchase just...

read more
When Do Apartments Get Updated? 

When Do Apartments Get Updated? 

You might be wondering "When do apartments get updated?" Unlike a hotel which can undergo a massive renovation all at once, most apartment complexes typically renovate “as they go”.  This is because hotels operate on a night-by-night basis, and can simply choose a...

read more
Skip to main content
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap