Tips to Free Up Space in Your Rental
If you’re new to living in a small rental or just need to free up some space, you have a couple of options. And some of them might not have crossed your mind! Here are some tips to free up some space in your rental!
Sometimes your rooms just have too much in them. And if that’s the case, you need to start getting rid of the things you don’t need. A general rule of thumb is anything you haven’t used in over six months should get tossed out.
Anything that doesn’t have sentimental value or hasn’t been used in a while should be removed promptly. Its use has run out!
Get Rid of any Unessasary Furniture
If there’s a piece of furniture you haven’t used in over six months or a year, it’s just taking up space in your apartment.
You can donate any gently used furniture to a thrift store. Or maybe if the furniture piece is still in good condition, you could try selling it online.
Invest in Space-Saving Furniture
You might have a lot of objects (such as shoes, video games, records, or books) that you don’t want to get rid of but are taking up way too much space.
In that case, you want to invest in furniture that saves you space. Invest in a shoe rack, and consider a bookshelf to store any collectibles or books you might have.
Consider Collaspable Funirture
Collapsible furniture has become extremely trendy! More and more people are living in smaller spaces.
That’s why collapsible desks, chairs, and beds have become part of the regular apartment/rental life. Collapsible furniture saves you a lot of space and potentially a lot of money.
Small Bedroom? Maybe a Loft Bed!
If you wished your bedroom had more space, you could invest in a loft bed. Surprisingly, loft beds are becoming trendy amongst rental residents and even homeowners. They clear up a lot of space in bedrooms which you could use to make a mini home office or for extra storage!
Hang Those Pots and Pans!
If you don’t have enough space for groceries, it’s time to hang those pots and pans. Buy a rail and hang up some pots and pans that have taken up too much space in your rental!
If you hang them in the right area, it can add a sense of homeliness to your rental!
People who’ve been living in apartments for a while know what this means. Experiment with your furniture.
Use your bookshelf as the headboard of your bed. Use a desk as an end table. More often than not, you can use your furniture pieces for uses beyond their original purpose.
If All Else Fails
If all else fails, you have a couple of options. One, you could buy a storage unit, but you would not have the convenience of having all your belongings under one roof. Or you could upsize.
You could move to a bigger apartment or other rental property or purchase a home. After all, owning a home can be cheaper than renting. Whichever you choose, you want to make sure you make sure you’re making the right financial decision for yourself. Good luck!