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Storage Ideas for your Small House or Condo Space

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Repurpose an old trunk

A great way to store items is to use a wood trunk. Not only are trunks stylish, but they also hide items that would normally be out and about, making a room cluttered.

With a little work you can transform any trunk to match your room’s decor. Put it at the foot of your bed, or in your living room; trunks look wonderful in any room you choose!

 

Add a shelved rack

If you have a spot outside your door to the garage, you can set up a simple shelf, this is a great spot for shoes to rest before kids cross the threshold. This means shoes will always be exactly where you left them. No more searching around the house. No more not finding a match.

 

Try a detached wardrobe rack

If you simply want to mimic a traditional closet, opt for a clothes rack. A MUST advise is to use all of the same hangers, and these MUST be slimline if you are short on space for better display. You can also double your hanging space by using pop can tabs. Slide your first hanger’s hook through the top of the tab, and hand a second hanger from the bottom of the tab.

 

Use the space under your bed

The space beneath your bed is a great place to organize and protect your shoes and handbags. It is also a good spot to store heavy sweaters, since you will avoid those unwanted stretched-out shoulder marks caused by hangers. Use rolling storage drawers, short plastic bins, and other under-the-bed storage containers that fit in the small space. If your bed is too low to the ground to fit storage underneath it, opt for simple bed risers or shipping pallets. You can find many stylish options online, or choose to keep your storage drawers hidden with a longer bed skirt.

 

Hang your accessories

If you have jewelry, scarves and other accessories because they are not stored in plain sight. Instead of tucking these items away, embrace your flair by making it part of your room’s decor.Use Command hooks, wall organizers or even just thin nails to display jewelry. When it comes to trickier items, like tights and scarves, you can use clothes hanger. Simply tie each item in a knot around the hanger and put it on display.

 

Install a picture ledge

Picture ledges are great way to open up storage opportunities when you do not have a lot of floor space. Install one on an open wall, and attach a rail to its underside. This will let you hang hooks for clothes, bags and jackets. You can also choose to screw in cup hooks to the bottom, allowing you to hang lighter items, like tank tops or necklaces. Use the top of the ledge to hold sunglasses, handbags or shoes.

 

Rotate clothes that are out of season

And my favorite is the last one: If you are short on space, the best way to get the most out of your home is by cycling out clothes that are out of season. Chances are you are not going to need your winter coat and wool sweaters in the summer, or your sundresses and flip flops in the winter. So why let them take up precious space? Keep these items safe by placing them in sealed plastic zip lock bags, or suitcases in a safe and dry part of your home.

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