Even with the variety of modern, spacious condos available, sometimes you need a little more to keep your home neat and organized. Our easy DIY ideas will help you make the best use of your condo space without creating a lot of hassle.
1. Get Things Off the Counter
If you tend to keep a lot of items on your kitchen counters, make use of your wall space in order to give yourself more room. With a simple peg board, you can hang cute baskets to fill with things like fruits or all your cooking spoons. Best of all, it looks great.
2. Raise the Bed
There’s plenty of space to store things under your bed. Certain bed frames take advantage of this by coming with drawers for the extra storage, but you can easily do it on your own with a few plastic containers. Bed risers are inexpensive and easy to install on your own. They give the bed a few extra inches of height, increasing your storage space. These risers from Bed, Bath, & Beyond have extra outlets and USB plug-ins for charging your devices at night. That can help you take advantage of an outlet that might otherwise be blocked by the bed.
3. Organize Your Jeans
Jeans are a staple in any wardrobe, and you probably have several different pairs. Various colours and cuts look great with different outfits, but when they’re stacked in the dresser drawers, it’s hard to tell them apart. Keep your jeans organized by stacking them in your closet and labelling the piles by type. It will be a lot easier to find the pair you’re looking for.
4. Use Up a Nook
Although unlikely in a newer condo, older models sometimes have odd little nooks that don’t seem to serve a purpose. Sometimes, it’s a little indentation in the wall that’s too small for a bookshelf but too big to ignore. Other times, it’s simply the space behind the door. Use this space wisely. For instance, you can easily install the tension rods that typically hold curtains, then use the space to hang scarves, shoes, or little baskets.
5. Storage Space in the Bath Tub
Increase storage in your bathroom by using extra tension rods. Parents often hang baskets on these for toy storage, but it’s also a good idea if you want more room for your shampoos, soaps, and other shower essentials. A curved shower curtain rod for the actual shower curtain will also make your shower feel bigger.
6. Drawer Organization
Drawers are the perfect place to stash things out of sight, but anyone who has a “junk drawer” knows it’s easy for things to get out of hand. That’s why you should sort your drawers with an organizer. You can purchase drawer inserts at a variety of stores. The best organizers are customizable, letting you move the pieces around to better suit your needs.
7. Create a Charging Station
With iPads, phones, MP3 devices and more, it seems there’s always something that needs to be charged. In most homes, cords are often a jumbled mess. If you’re frequently moving the cords to a more convenient room, you know how frustrating it can be to spend 10 minutes looking for the right charger when you need it. Alleviate these problems by creating a charging station. A good charging station has separate places for each device and keeps cords in the same place.
8. Over-the-Door Storage
You’ve probably seen those shoe storage containers that hang over the door. Older styles were typically made from cheap-looking plastic, but the newer versions have a sleek look that could easily fit in with your home décor. You needn’t limit yourself to using these organizers for shoes. In a kids room, it could hold stuffed animals or dolls. In the bathroom, you could use it to store medicines or makeup. If you have a room needing extra storage, see if one of these things will fit.
You don’t have to put a lot of time and energy into finding the right storage from your home. With these tips, you’ll have a place for everything and everything in its place.
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