Apartment Living BlogApartment Living › Surprise Storage Ideas for Small Spaces Part 4: Bedroom/Closet

If you’re in a loft, tall bookshelves can do double-duty as room dividers. Or, you can place them on casters and hinge two together to form a custom folding door perfect for hiding an open closet or laundry room.

For hidden storage, dress a Parsons table with a skirt to hide a modular shelving unit for linens, shoes, handbags, and the like. If you like more open type storage, nail sturdy baskets along an empty wall—they can be arranged upright or tipped sideways to form cubbies.


Consider using shelving or cases that are stylish, as well as, functional for storage.  For instance, this organization cube is something you can put in your bedroom to store any variety of items; however, it adds visually to the room, as well.

You should also consider using items that can multitask for you.  Keeping items stored in suit cases and bags, while you aren’t using them, can really cut down on clutter that builds up over time.  Don’t forget about all that space under your bed.  It is perfect for storing packed up, out of season clothes; and if you need more room, there are extensions you can purchase that will raise the height of your bed.

With careful planning you can make any size space work for you and still be able to stash away all of your stuff.  What kind of tricks have worked for you when trying to maximize your space?

Tim Eyre works in the self storage industry, regularly traveling to see locations like San Jose storage facility. In many locations, like the storage units yard in San Diego, Tim helps his customers store seasonal equipment when it is not being used for outdoor activities or home improvement projects.

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