Getting an apartment organized requires some special home organization skills. The areas to store anything always seem to be too small and the size of most apartment kitchens are enough to want to make you throw up your hands in defeat. But where there's a will, there's a way. Here are a few tips to help you maximize the space in your apartment. Using Your Vertical Space Use every inch of vertical space that you can. Get furniture that is tall.
Bookcases are your friend. There are great ways you can use them and for more than just books. Use them to help you organize your kids' toys in their room (use the top shelves that they can't reach for displaying stuffed animals they don't typically play with). Use them to display photos and knick-knacks. Use them for CDs and DVDs. Use all of the vertical space that you have in every closet space in the entire apartment.
Stackable plastic containers or stackable plastic drawer units in closets can help you get your home organized and can help you effectively use the vertical space in those closets. Cabinet Space Is Golden Use every inch of it you can. Stackable plastic drawer units that fit under the kitchen or bathroom sink work great for organizing those spaces. These units also still make it easy for you to access what is in that space.
Stackable plastic containers also work well for organizing these spaces and can be very inexpensive. Kitchen Problems A baker's rack or pantry cupboard is the best way to tackle the problem of apartment kitchen storage space. A nice one of these in the dining area and in a style that matches your dining room furniture can help compliment the room in addition to giving you more storage space. And if you have space above your kitchen cabinets, don't be afraid to use it. Attractive storage containers can help make the space look nice but yet still allows you to use it well.
If you can find a hanging pot rack that won't leave huge holes in the ceiling or wall, this is also a great way to free up cabinet space. You control your space, your space does not control you. Use the space in your apartment to your best possible advantage. Just because you may have a smaller space, it does not mean that you can't get your home organized in a way that fits your needs and that makes your home look beautiful.
Jill Seader is a master at organization. With over 10 years of experience in organizing offices, Jill brings that experience home, literally. Get useful home organization tips at her website, YourHomeIsOrganized.com.