Ece Demir - 8 May, 2020

Best tips to maximise storage in apartments

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Moving out from a large house with extra space to an apartment with minimal space is often difficult. However, it doesn’t have to be as hard as we think. We have created 20 simple and easy-to-use tips that can maximise your storage and living space in an organised and crisp way.

Kitchen Space

The first five tips are to help enhance your kitchen space and to make your cooking and cleaning regime much easier and more efficient.

1. Clear containers

Using transparent containers to store your ingredients will be a life changer if you are the type to buy in bulk or to buy in small amounts. This method is super organised and saves space by not having to rummage through boxes of cereal or bags of sugar. Another great thing about this method, it’s most probably going to save you money! How many times has your sugar bag had a hole and has emptied into your pantry? By using containers or jars it helps maximise space as you can stack and label as well. 

Related: How to reorganise your pantry without tearing apart your kitchen

2. Pull out bins or racks in cabinets or drawers

This is something nifty that most people don’t think of adding. Placing pull out bins or racks in your kitchen cabinets is a great way to keep pots and pans organised, keep smaller sachets items together. It also helps you not having to crawl into your cabinet to find that one pot lid that fell in the back of the shelving.

3. Spice rack over the door pantry

Instead of having your spice rack out in the open on your countertops, put them away behind your pantry door! If your pantry door doesn’t have room for this tip, you can also try hanging it from the side of your fridge if your fridge is in an open space. This hack is great for not only organisation but keeping your spices in a space where it’s not taking up extra room on your countertops or in your cupboards.

4. Back of cabinet doors can hang lids of pots and pans

Sometimes pots and pans take up the most room in a cabinet. If your kitchen cabinets have some depth, you should try adding hooks onto the back of your doors. This will allow you to hang up the lids of the pots and pans. This method is great, because it allows you to stack your pots in the cabinet and gives you more space to add any extra kitchen utensils you might need to hide away.

5. Using a pegboard up on the wall of your kitchen to hang pots, utensils, etc

This is a great idea that has been around for years! Pegboards are mainly used in garages to hang up tools but who is to say we can’t use them in our kitchen? All you need to do is mount up a pegboard, in whatever size you prefer, on a blank wall. Then, use hooks to hang up pots, pans, utensils, small baskets or even measuring tools. This is a great way to clear out your cupboards and have your kitchen tools accessible to you.

Related: Quick fixes to freshen up your kitchen on a budget

Bathroom Space

The next five tips are for your bathroom. You can use these tips to assist with some of that extra storage you were needing for your toiletry supplies.

6. Adhesive hooks

Adding adhesive hooks on the back of your door, or even on your shower screen can aid with having your towels or robes placed behind the door to save your space inside your cupboards or drawers you usually keep them in. It sounds pretty straight forward, but it is a common tool most of us forget about. Keep your towels accessible by using these hooks, or even hang up your dirty laundry basket so it’s not on the floor or in the way! 

7. Acrylic rises add extra shelf space in medicine cabinets

Using small acrylic rises in your medicine cabinet allows you to basically add another row for supplies! If you have your first aid all shoved away in your medicine cabinet and are afraid that if you open it, it’s going to all coming piling out then this is for you. This is a great hack to create extra storage and keep it organised. It’s also very cost efficient, you can find these acrylic rises boxes in Big W, Target, Priceline or online!

8. Corner spaces shouldn’t be left alone, add corner shelves, or corner tallboy units to store toiletries

This method is great to place extra towels, cleaning supplies, air freshener etc. Corner shelves are most often overlooked, and people don’t tend to use that area to its storage potential. By just adding a few shelves or a tallboy shelving corner unit, you’ve added four to five shelves or extra space!

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