Living in an apartment can mean that you need to come up with creative ways to maximize your space. While there are stores that cater to individuals who need products to function in multiple ways, there are some other things you can do to really get the most out of your space. If you need some inspiration, keep reading to learn some of our best tips.

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1. Open Up Entryway

Whether your entryway is a grand foyer or a very small space, you can help it to feel more open by ensuring that the items in that space are functional. Ideally, you can place a bench or sitting area to make it easy to take off shoes, set down bags, and store things out of the way. If you don’t have space for a bench, then place wall-mounted hooks or open shelving in the space. With so many options for hooks and shelves that don’t require drills, you’re sure to find something that will work in your apartment.

2. Simplify Your Kitchen

Generally speaking, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any apartment or home. With that, you want yours to be functional, welcoming, and easy to work in. Maximize your vertical space by adding shelving or free-standing organizers in your pantry. Use drawer organizers for dry goods and food storage. If possible, install overhead pot and pan storage to free up cabinet space below the counters.

3. Boost Functionality in Your Bathroom

While you use the bathroom for a number of different things, it generally has the worst storage options. From hair products and soap to towels and more, there are a lot of products you need to find storage for so you can avoid having cluttered counters. With that in mind, look for opportunities to utilize open shelving, place baskets under the sink and hang over-the-door organizers. Just because it’s called a shoe organizer doesn’t mean it can’t also function as a place to store your hair dyer, flat iron, make-up products, and more.

4. Maximize Living Room Space

No matter what you call it — living room, family room, multi-purpose room — it’s the biggest room in your apartment, and you need to maximize its space. Look for multi-functional furniture such as ottomans and coffee tables that offer hidden storage space, open shelving, and drawers. These furniture pieces are great because they look beautiful and help hide stuff when not in use.

5. Make Your Bedroom Your Refuge

Your bedroom is the room where you should feel the most relaxed. When you come home at the end of the day, it’s the space that is just yours. You want your bedroom to feel like your sanctuary, which means you need to find ways to avoid the clutter of clothing, shoes, and other items that can easily pile up on the floor. Store seasonal clothing and shoes in underbed storage containers. Invest in closet organizers that separate types of clothes and accessories. Select shoe organizers that work for your closet space.

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