Whether you are a student in need of a temporary living space or a contract employee on a months-long business trip, corporate apartments can serve as your home away from home. Everyone wants to feel comfortable in their home, even if it is only temporary—so how do you make the most of a small rental space? Here are several space-saving ideas to keep in mind for small corporate apartments.
Do Not Bring Unnecessary Items
Maximizing your space starts with keeping your belongings to a minimum. If you are renting a corporate apartment, chances are you have only brought the essentials—but it is easy to overpack in the spirit of being prepared for any situation.
If you do find yourself with more possessions than you have space for, consider donating or selling certain items. These may include things that are not part of your daily routine or that do not get used more than twice per week. You will not only be saving space in your temporary spot but also returning home with a lighter suitcase.
Get Creative With Storage Space
One of the most challenging aspects of living in a small apartment is the lack of storage space, so think outside the box when finding places to store your items. For example, an over-the-door shoe organizer can be used for more than just your sneakers. Use it for your accessories, beauty equipment, mail, and more.
Make Use of Wasted Space
One of the simplest space-saving apartment ideas is to utilize all of your available space efficiently. You know that awkward area on the side of the kitchen cabinet? Use it to your advantage. Adhesive utility hooks can be placed there to hang a broom, pots, and other kitchen gadgets. The top of the fridge is a great storage area for rarely used kitchen appliances when there is minimal cabinet space.
If you need more space to stow away items in your bedroom, the area under your bed is prime real estate. Even the corner behind your door can be used to stash tall items, such as your vacuum cleaner or tower fan.
Take Advantage of Vertical Space
What your small apartment may lack in floor space it usually makes up for in vertical surface area. Bust out those adhesive utility hooks in the bedroom to hang belts, handbags, or hats on the walls. Tall bookshelves add plenty of storage and decoration space too. An over-the-toilet shelf or peg board could be the perfect place to organize towels and toiletries. Any empty wall has endless possibilities.
Establish a Cleaning Routine
Set a schedule in which you take time to clear your clutter and clean your messes. Clutter will make a small space appear even smaller. Give every item a dedicated place to return to that is not your counter or the floor. Having a dedicated drawer or container for useless clutter can help keep your space clean, organized, and looking bigger.
Choose the Right Furniture
Renting space-saving furniture for small apartments can take you all the way from cramped to comfortable. If possible, rent furniture that serves multiple functions. Each Corporate Furniture Leasing furniture package provides one coffee table and one dinette set. A coffee table can double as an ottoman, while the dining table can additionally be used as a desk or workspace. Contact our customer service team to customize the perfect furniture package for your small corporate apartment rental.