How to Properly Store Belongings in Your Apartment Rental

Three Storage Mistakes You’re Making in Your Apartment



Are you struggling to fit all of your belongings in your apartment and still live comfortably? Here are a few common mistakes to avoid when looking for storage space in your home!

Focusing too much on floor space

You may not have the room in your apartment for another tote or bookshelf, but there are other options that you’re forgetting about that don’t need to take up floor space. Remember the vertical storage options you have both on your wall and overhead spaces! Open wall space above desks and other furniture pieces are the perfect opportunity to hang a wall-mounted shelf. Another option is utilizing a coat rack for more than just coats. Many items can stored on both of these apparatuses and will easily increase the storage space in your apartment.

Additionally, keep in mind the empty storage spaces that sit on top of things, such as refrigerators, microwaves, or entertainment centers. These spaces are easily forgotten and can prove useful when in need of an extra few feet.

Thinking in the present & not the future

It is only when you initially move into an apartment that you organize everything into its own home in your place. After that, many people only make room for things as they come. Instead, try to plan out a little extra storage space for when you acquire items throughout the year of living there. Future-you will definitely appreciate it!

Making room for unnecessary things

Have you ever been in the middle of finding storage space for something and then question why you’re keeping that item in the first place? Most people will find space for their things and forget that there is the other option of getting rid of it. This will save you space and sanity in the long run.

Now that you know how to properly store your things, it’s time to find the perfect place to do so! Glendale Communities offers a variety of living styles to choose from. Give us a call at 716-551-0460 to begin your search or apply online today!