The cost of renting and living is so expensive that many under 30’s are either still living at home, share a flat with lots of others or rent a micro apartment.
For those of you living in a micro apartment it can be hard going when you feel that you don’t have any space to move.
But don’t worry, we have some great tips that can help you utilize the space you do have and make your living quarters feel a lot lighter and spacious.
OK, take a look around. What do you see? Clutter, boxes, magazines everywhere? The first thing to do is to sort out what you do need and what you don’t need.
Be honest with yourself as well. Do you really need to clutter up your kitchen cupboards with plates and cups you don’t need? That extra space could be used for storing food. Investing in a magazine rack will stop you from having magazines and newspapers scattered everywhere.
Clutter will close a space in and make it seem smaller, so de-clutter. Throw away those clothes you never wear.
Freeing up half of your wardrobe means extra space for other things such as bedding and towels. Everything you decide you don’t need, take to a charity shop or donate to a friend that can make use of what you don’t need or use.
Invest in Good Storage Solutions
There are so many shops around that cater for people that have very limited space. These days it’s possible to get beds that fold up against the wall when you are not using them, there are storage boxes on the market now that can be stored inside other furniture, tables and chairs that fold away after use.
The list is endless. So after you have de-cluttered and thrown away everything you don’t need or use, get some clever storage solutions and then you will soon have room for things that until recently had been living on the floor or on your table. Now give these things a home.
Go Vertical, not Horizontal
This is a very clever way of storing things, especially food and drink. If you store things upwards against your walls you will declutter your floor and take up hardly any space. Tins can be stacked this way, shoes, boxes of food, the list is endless. Chairs can also be stacked on top of each other when you are not using them and even towels and bedding can be piled up against a wall.
Once you have followed these tips you will be amazed at how much space you suddenly find you have.
Your living area will feel bigger and airier and your bedroom will feel more like a bedroom instead of just a closet. Living in a small space needn’t be a nightmare if you get organized.