Storage ideas for those working with a small space

This is dedicated to those who don’t have a lot of storage space to work with.  Hopefully this post will give you some ideas on how to maximise the space you have without having the room look cluttered.

Pack stuff away

If your wardrobe is overflowing because you’re trying to cram everything in, why not put the things that are out of season away?  Do you really need to have that coat hanging up in summer?  Get a few vacuum bags or a storage boxes and pack them away.  You can store them under your bed if you have a bed that allows you to do so, or if you have space on top of your wardrobe, stick them in a nice looking box up there.

If neither of these are an option, you could always store them in a box in the bottom of your wardrobe.  If it’s in a box with a lid, this means you can still store shoes or whatever on top too.  So you won’t be losing that space to the box.

Get an over the door coat hanger

There are fairly inexpensive and can be used for a number of things.  You could use them to hang your handbags, jewellery etc.  You can stick them over your room door or if you have a wardrobe with doors that open out, you could hang them in there too.  That way they are out of sight.

Get an over the door shoe hanger

If you have more shoes than space to put them, this is a good way of storing them.  Again, you can get these fairly cheap on places like Ebay or Amazon and can either hang them over your bedroom door or the door of your wardrobe.

Use bookshelves

Bookshelves are not only useful for storing books.  You can use them for lots of other things, storing shoes, clothes or bags for example.  If you’re really limited on space, I would recommend getting some that are small enough to fit in the bottom of your wardrobe.  That way they’re not really taking up space and they’re out of sight.

Use storage drawers

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to bookcases then these are it.  These will not store as much as the bookshelf would and you’ll be more restricted to what you can store in them.  However, I still think they’re a good way of storing your smaller things such as bags, scarves etc. Again, to keep it out of sight, you can store it in your wardrobe.

Don’t keep stuff you don’t need

It seems obvious but I still thought it was worth mentioning, as so many people hang on to things they don’t need.  Things that the only purpose they serve is to take up space you could use for something else.  If you’re guilty of that, why not donate them to a charity or if you have the patience, make some money from it and sell it on bay?

I hope you found these tips helpful and if you think I’ve missed any tricks, why not leave a comment below to let me know how you maximise your storage?

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