Ample storage is almost always a requirement for today's apartment seekers. Understanding that we all tend to accumulate a lot of "stuff" along the way, here are six fast and convenient storage ideas for your New Orleans apartment:
1. Hang Shelving in Your Bathroom to Organize Makeup
If you're not careful, cosmetics can take up all of the counter space in the bathroom. These creates a cluttered mess and makes it incredibly difficult to find what you need when you need it. An inexpensive alternative is to install shelving—such as Ikea's Bekvam spice racks—on the bathroom wall to organize all of your makeup and toiletries.
2. Organize Your Junk Drawer Without Spending a Dime
Even with the best of intentions, most kitchens end up having a “junk” drawer filled with clutter. You can avoid this mayhem by gathering up some small boxes and containers and strategically placing them in the junk drawer. Dedicate one box to storing pens, another to gum, and so on.
3. Add Under-bed Storage to Maximize Your Closet Space
Want to be able to walk into your closet and easily find an outfit? To make the most of your closet space, consider removing out-of-season clothing and storing it in rolling containers under your bed.
4. Embrace Multi-purpose Furniture
While you can never have too much storage in your apartment home, the same also can be said for seating. Storage ottomans are a great way to meet both needs in a stylish way. When entertaining, storage ottomans can easily be pulled up to the couch area for additional seating, and are also great for tucking away blankets, pillows, and other clutter you don't want guests to see.
5. Create a Gift-wrap Station on the Back of Your Closet Door
Eliminate the clutter that comes from wrapping paper, tape, ribbon, tissue paper, and more by creating your own gift-wrapping station. You can do this very economically by picking up a few slim wire baskets that easily hang on the back of your closet door.
6. Separate Space in Your Apartment with Shelving
You can use tall bookshelves to break up space in your apartment home and provide additional storage space for books, photo frames, artwork, collections, and more.
What are your favorite ways to maximize storage in your apartment home? Feel free to share some suggestions in our comments section below.