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5 Tips for Maximizing Storage in a Small Space

Living in a small space comes with its challenges, one of the largest being the lack of storage. 

We live in a world that loves material belongings, but if you live in a small space, you may struggle to have room for much. 

While it may seem like you can do nothing, there are a few clever ways to utilize your small space. 

Alongside utilizing all the space you can for additional storage, it is essential to keep things organized and decluttered. 

Here are five tips for maximizing storage in a small space to help you make the most of your home. 

Tip #1: Utilize Vertical Space

One of the best ways to maximize your storage space is to utilize the vertical space in your home. 

Corners and walls are not just there to create the home. They can also be used to store items, such as floating shelves. 

These helpful little shelves can be placed in the corners of rooms, allowing you to store trinkets, books, and other smaller items without taking up precious storage space. 

Besides floating shelves, other ways you can utilize vertical space are hanging closet organizers, additional wall shelves, and over-the-door hooks. 

Tip #2: Invest in Multi-Purpose Furniture

Another excellent way to store things in a small space is by investing in multi-purpose furniture. Again, many options are available, so you must decide what will work best in your current area. 

Examples of multi-purpose furniture:

  • Under-bed storage
  • Fold-out tables
  • Convertible table 
  • Murphy beds
  • Futons

These are just a few of the multitudes of different types of multi-purpose furniture available to save space wherever you live. 

But how do you know what type of furniture to choose? Focus on items like convertible tables if you have a small kitchen but a large bedroom. Likewise, use under-bed storage containers and Murphy beds if you have a small bedroom. 

Ultimately, it is up to your particular living space and your personal needs regarding storage. 

Tip #3: Use Underutilized Areas for Storage

When considering storage, people often overlook several areas in the home when it comes to being used for storage. 

These include under the bed (and not just throwing unwanted items under there, but using actual under-the-bed storage), inside closet doors, and on top of kitchen cabinets. 

You can use all of these for storage, and there are plenty of other parts of your home that you could likely use. 

Use over-the-door hooks in your closets, bathroom, and bedroom. Place storage bins on top of cabinets or place them underneath your bed for easy access when you need them. 

Tip #4: Get Creative With Storage Containers

There are hundreds of different storage containers you can use, from small bins for pens to large plastic containers for all your electronics. 

Use uniform storage containers stacked on top of each other to maximize your space, allowing you to use that unused vertical space. 

Using baskets in different rooms can help maximize storage space. Not only do they look great, but you can also use them in the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom to store small items. 

Tip #5: Declutter Regularly 

Finally, and maybe most importantly, you should consider decluttering regularly to maximize the storage in a small space, as nothing takes up more space than unneeded and useless items. 

Just like I mentioned in this post on Apartment Guide.

Not only should you use vertical space, your doors, multi-purpose furniture, and more, but staying organized and decluttering will help your home feel much more spacious and for longer. 

Figure out a system that works for you, then implement it and stick to it. Decluttering your home one corner, cabinet, drawer, or space at a time is the best approach.

If you need a decluttering system to help keep your home organized, the One-Year Rule is a great way to stay on top of everything. 

Using this system, you go through your home room by room every year and sell, donate, or trash anything that you haven’t used in the last year or no longer need. 


By utilizing storage in a small space, you can keep your home organized and not have to forego owning what you want for the sake of storage space. 

Here at My Professional Organizer Dallas, we believe in helping you maximize your storage space. So, if you are ready to organize your home and learn how to utilize your home’s storage space to the max, contact us for help!

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