One of the biggest commodities in apartment living is space. It doesn't matter what size apartment or rental space you're living in, there never seems to be enough of it. This is why it is important to capitalize on what you have. While it may seem a bit excessive, it's always a good idea to do what you can to squeeze every last inch of space out of whatever you have. This may mean double shelving your books on your bookcase or packing pans into one another in the kitchen, but there are dozens of little hacks that you can try to make storage work for you.
One of the easiest things that you can do is simply check what you can still use from when you moved. If you think about it, you tend to have storage devices around you all the time. Dressers for clothes are a perfect example. If you have a couple of drawers that aren't full, you can try to condense them and use one of them as storage. It never hurts to have a single drawer used for things other than clothes if it keeps everything off the floor and safe from being stepped on.
Another thing you can do is look at either buying or making furniture that comes with hidden storage compartments. A lot of bed frames come with extra drawers, or you can easily find foot rests that are hollow so you can put things in them. Any furniture store will likely have these sorts of items, and if you can't find them in person, then a quick search online will definitely turn up some results. While they may be a little more expensive than you would normally spend, the extra space in an apartment will be more than worth the extra cash you have to hand over.
When it comes to living in a small space, storage is everything. If you're lucky, you'll have a storage unit in your building that you can stick some things in. However, that doesn't help you for things that you want to keep near you or that you use often. If you are someone who keeps a lot of small items around, you may want to look into any of these solutions or ask around and see what others in your situation do. If you ever decide that you simply need a larger place, call Talley and see what we can find for you!