Living in a small apartment or a home with very little storage space means you have to be innovative to find the packing space you need to stay organised. Property managers in Hobart share some clever storage ideas that will help you to save time and frustration.
Decluttering is the first step
The last decade brought scaling down and a less-is-more mindset into the vogue. Bigger is no longer necessarily better. If you moved to a smaller space, you have probably already decluttered your life and threw out things you didn’t need. If not, now is the time.
Once you’ve sorted things you don’t need or use from those you do need and use, call a local charity shop. Many of them are willing to collect your clutter for a good cause.
Look for space where you’d least expect to find it
There are some surprising places that can offer you extra storage space. For instance, everyone has a living space with a couch or two. There is huge storage space underneath the seats if the couch consists of a box with drawers and cushions on top.
In fact, think of any seating as boxed. The same goes for beds. Use containers that fit under beds for everything from spare linen to children’s toys. You can even have drawers fitted under beds. When you buy furniture for a small place, think of chests as tables or an ottoman as an extra seating space.
The same applies to outdoor storage. Garden benches can be a great storage space for garden hoses and garden tools.
Small spaces with stairs have huge potential for turning the space under the stairs into a storage feature. The space could be turned into a cupboard with shelves and drawers or even make the ideal corner for your library of books. Remember, if you’re not the property owner, check before you make any permanent changes. Stackable, free-standing shelving offers a flexible solution.
In the kitchen
Keep a stackable set of kitchenware under the kitchen sink. Store cooking utensils on a wall-caddy near the stove. And let’s not forget the joys of the old-fashioned veggie rack. It fits into tight spaces and gives you lots of extra storage space. Modern, modular drawer sets can be assembled to allow you multi-level storage in cupboards without making any alterations to the cupboard itself.
An eye for usable space
Once you get into spotting spaces you could put to work for you, you’ll find there are many options you can explore. From building drawers into furniture to using the back of a dresser as a bookshelf or installing a few hooks for extra hanging space, there’s a lot you can do.
Small living spaces can be very cozy, highly organized and clutter-free. It just takes a little thought to achieve your goal.
Looking to renovate and rent out?
A rental property is a good source of income, but don’t forget that smart packing spaces are a big attraction for prospective tenants. If you’re a property owner and you need help in improving and managing your investment property, talk to Baxton, your local property Managers.
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