Organization Hacks for Apartment Residents

Publié le March 19, 2024 | par Compten

Finding creative solutions for your organizational needs can be difficult, but we’re here to help you with that. In this blog, we will discuss some organizational hacks and options that will help streamline your daily routine and enhance the overall efficiency of your apartment.

Use Vertical Space

When you can’t go out, go up. There is often a ton of available wall space in apartments. For example, do you have some room above your door frames? This could be a great spot to put things like books, trinkets and more. Whether you use shelves, hangers, pegboards or other solutions, the use of vertical space is great for clearing up your floor. As well, it keeps your countertops and tables from looking cluttered and messy.

Invest in Multifunctional Furniture

If you find that your apartment lacks storage space, there are furniture solutions out there to help give you discreet storage options. Look into multifunctional furniture, such as ottomans with inside storage or beds that come with the option to put drawers underneath. These dual-purpose pieces will allow you to find your dream space and ensure you have the storage to hold all of your belongings.

Utilize All Available Space

While vertical space is one option, there are likely many other spaces in your home that you can purchase storage solutions for. Door organizers hang on the back of doors or inside closets and are great for holding shoes, bathing suits, toiletries, cleaning supplies and more. In your cabinets, there are things like stackable shelves and small mountable baskets that can help you use all the available space. You can even organize your drawers and cupboards further by adding small containers or dividers to separate things like clothing, office supplies and kitchen utensils. Closet space is very important, so maximize the space by using slim hangers.

Take Your Organization Digital

In the modern era, digital organization is just as important as physical. With the technology we have available, it has become much easier to clear out paperwork and documents by scanning them, making digital copies. You can use apps, cloud storage or external hard drives to store any documents needed to help free up space in your drawers. These systems can be maintained with well-labelled folders, descriptive file names and consistent upkeep.

How To Maintain Your Organizational System

At the end of the day, you want to make sure that you can keep up with your organization. There are a couple easy things that will help with this. First, make sure that every bin, basket and container has a label. This way, you can easily identify its contents without having to take it out and rummage through it. This will also help you maintain organization as all of your items will have a designated spot, allowing anything new that may enter your space to already have a home. Labelling is especially helpful in shared spaces, letting all roommates differentiate what belongs to who.

Maintaining a system like this also requires regular upkeep, so ensure that you are decluttering regularly. Typically, small declutters are done on a weekly-to-monthly basis with major declutters of an entire apartment happening twice a year. After the initial clear out, it will make going through your belongings and donating, selling or discarding them much easier and prevent the accumulation of unnecessary items.