Organising a tiny room to work efficiently and look attractive can be challenging, especially in apartments or other rental properties where damaging the walls with nails may not be an option. Fortunately, modern storage containers and furniture can help you make the most of your small space, as well as utilise your wall space without the use of nails. Try employing a few of these techniques to help cut back on clutter.
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Things you need
- Hanger extenders
- Over-the-door hooks
- Plastic storage bins
- Wall hooks
Use hanger extenders in any available closets. Hanger extenders allow you to hang four to five times the amount of clothing traditional hangers allow by utilising the vertical space in your closet. Make sure your closet bars are securely attached to the wall before using hanger extenders.
Purchase over-the-door hooks for all doors in your room. In addition to plain hooks, over-the-door organisers can store items like shoes, scarves, toiletries and movies. Over-the-door hooks leave no marks behind and require no nails to mount.
Gather your rarely used items, such as out-of-season clothing, holiday decorations and photo albums and organise them in thin, flat plastic storage bins. Label the bins appropriately and slide under your bed or sofa for out-of-the-way storage.
Purchase wall hooks that mount with strips of glue instead of nails or other hardware. Use these hooks to hang items like robes, scarves, coats and towels. Before hanging, use a laser level to ensure even placement.
Invest in a loft bed if you are working with a tiny bedroom. Loft beds are essentially bunk beds with no bottom bed. Invest in a large shelving unit for under-bed storage, or create a home-office area below your bed to conserve space.
Tips and warnings
- Instead of using bulky or unattractive storage bins in small rooms, search home decor stores such as Ikea, Home Goods and Pier 1 for wooden or fabric containers that complement your decor style.
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