Living in a small area can feel a little cramped at times. My first apartment was jam packed but it was a learning experience; it taught me how to make storage space out every nook and cranny.
No matter how small your house is, there’s always endless opportunities for storage. Don’t let a small living area taint your view. To capitalize off of all the storage space in your home, you have to use every inch of empty space. Extra storage space is available in your home, but you’re overlooking it. You don’t realize that there’s tons storage spots in your home that you’ve never known before.
If you don’t know where to look for new storage places in your home, take a look at the tips below! Discover new sneaky storage spots in your home that you’ve overlooked for a long time and start utilizing these ideas today!
Over the door
The wall space between the ceiling and the top of your door can be a great storage spot that you’ve never used before. Use a ladder to install a floating wall shelf above the bathroom door and use it to store extra toiletries like paper towels, soap, and tissue.
Back of cabinet doors
When you open your cabinets, what do you see on the back of your cabinet doors? You might see a blank space, but I see an open opportunity to create more storage space in my cabinets. Place adhesive hooks on the back of your cabinet doors to hold small items that you use often.
Side of cabinets / kitchen island
You can never have enough kitchen space. If the side of your kitchen island is empty, you can install a towel bar on the side. Use this storage hack to organize your pots and pans.
On the sides of a dresser
A dresser is wide enough and tall enough for you to use a spice rack as a shelf and append it to the side of the dresser. You can even place a few adhesive wall hooks on the side of a dresser as well.
In between your washer and dryer
Most people push their washing machine and dryer together, but I have a narrow gap of space in between my wash and dryer. The gap is narrow enough to slide a small rolling storage cart into it, and use it to keep my laundry detergent bottles accessible and easy to find.
Above the sink window
In the kitchen, there’s a that is window right in between two cabinet sections and above the sink. Utilize this space for storage by adding an additional shelf between the cabinets and above the window. It’s an easy way to create more storage space in your kitchen without going overboard.
Beneath kitchen cabinets
If you haven’t noticed yet, there’s a small bit of wall space in between the bottom of your kitchen cabinets and above the countertop. That wall space is enough room to install a small floating wall shelf or a towel bar. By doing this, you can free up counter space and keep your counters from becoming cluttered.
Under the stairs
The area underneath your stairway is a great storage spot. You can transform the empty space beneath your stars into an entryway organizer, a mudroom, or even a sitting area. If you don’t have open space underneath your stairs, you can place wall shelves on the wall to utilize the empty space.
I know that you’re probably mind blown from discovering these new sneaky storage spots in your home that you’ve been overlooking. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you live in a small home, but you have to take advantage of every useable inch of space. For more storage ideas, check out this post that’s full of storage ideas for your bathroom. Tell me what you think about these ideas and share some of the sneaky storage spots in your home in the comment section below!