Space Saving Storage Ideas for Small Homes

5 Space Saving Ideas for Your Small Home or Apartment

We know living in a small home or apartment can sometimes be a little tough, especially when you have a ton of stuff! Often times, if we cannot find space or storage for our things, our homes become cluttered and messy. Were here to help you declutter your home, no matter the size with these space saving storage ideas that will help maximize your living space!

Check out our five space saving storage ideas for small homes and apartments below:


1. Add Shelves

Adding some shelves throughout your home or apartment may seem like an obvious storage solution, but knowing where to add them isn’t always so obvious. If you’re lacking wall space, consider adding shelves above your doors. There’s usually a few feet of space between the door and the ceiling, this space can be used to place your items that you want to display, but can’t seem to find the right home for. Practice this storage solution in the bathroom to store the toiletries that you otherwise don’t have space for.

Here are some ideas on what you can display on your shelves:

  • In the Kitchen: Display glassware and china that’ll show off your style.
  • In the Living Room: Show off books or seasonal items like pumpkins or Christmas decorations.
  • In Your Bedroom: Place baskets on top of the shelves to hold junk-drawer type of items.
  • In the Bathroom: Stock additional towels, toiletries and all kind of surplus bathroom supplies.

2. Add Hooks Behind Doors

Think beyond the conventional use of a door, and turn it into a space saver! The average height of a door is around 6 feet 8 inches, providing you the opportunity to hang all kinds of items in every room of your home. This can include closets, a kitchen pantry, bathroom, and more. Store your often used items on hooks for easy access.

Here’s a few examples:

  • In the Kitchen: Pantry doors present a big opportunity to store food packages and plastic bags.
  • In Your Bedroom: Hang clothes for easy access and to create additional space in your closet.
  • In the Bathroom: Hang towels to dry or add metal baskets to store bathroom supplies.

3. Store Items Above Cabinets

If your kitchen or bathroom cabinets don’t run along the ceiling, take advantage of that unused space! This space can be functional for many small homes and apartments, especially if you have items cluttering your countertops.

Here’s how to make the most out of the space above your cabinets:

  • In the Kitchen: Prop up plates or add decorative signs to round out your kitchen. Use baskets to store items like bottles and more.
  • In the Bathroom: Stack towels on top of cabinets or add baskets for infrequently used items.

4. Create Display Areas

Your household items don’t have to be hidden behind cabinet doors and closets. Re-think what storage actually is, it doesn’t always have to be a way to hide items. Open shelving, vintage wooden crates, hanging racks and many other storage methods can double as display areas. You can show off artwork, book collections even glassware. By combining functionality and aesthetic you’ll create a lovely space for items that otherwise would of collected dust behind cabinet doors.

Here are some examples to give you an idea:

  • In the Kitchen: Use any flat surface to display artwork or stock small kitchen appliances.
  • In the Living Room: Store items that reflect your hobbies and personal interests.
  • In Your Bedroom: Display a collection of pictures or objects that show off your creative side.
  • In the Bathroom: Add personal memories, greenery or create an appealing bathroom display.

5. Make Use of Every Wall

The walls of your home may be small, but they present the biggest space saving storage opportunity. Installing cabinets and shelves can maximize your space throughout your home, including the hallways! Storing items in a vertical fashion will free up your floors and make the space appear bigger.

Here’s how to make use of your walls:

  • In the Kitchen: Hang often-used pots and pans above the stove or sink for easy access.
  • In the Living Room: Install shelving units to stack books and personal memories.
  • In Your Bedroom: Use the space above your bed to store out-of-season clothing items or shoes.
  • In the Bathroom: Add hanging baskets to house toiletries and medical supplies.


Maximizing the space in your home is much easier when you stay organized and add storage solutions wherever possible. It’s always a good idea to declutter your home every so often, to get rid of items you no longer have use for or have outgrown. Remember to recycle whatever items you can, old clothes, electronics, books, etc. If you have more items that need to be disposed of, call us at Dumpster Rental Inc for an affordable roll off container

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