6 Tips to creating more space in your "small" apartment

Living in a big city like New York can sometimes mean you have to sacrifice your living area for a much smaller apartment (a teeny tiny one).

 With that said, here are six ways to make the most out of the limited space in your apartment specifically. If you don’t live in an apartment, you can focus organizing a space home :



When you don’t have a lot of space to work with, you have to make the most of the space that you do have. Start by getting rid of things you don’t need, and making sure everything you have is foldable and or adjustable so that it doesn’t have to take up as much space. The first thing you should look at is your bed, as it’s often the most immobile and cumbersome object in the room.

A great solutions is getting a Murphy bed. These beds are space-efficient, as they can be made to fit in your wardrobe, behind the bed or even hidden underneath the floor. Another version is a lofted bed that can be hoisted up during the day which will provide you with more floor space.  

Before you consider this bed option, you must first advise with your apartment management to make sure the structure of your apartment is secure and to ensure your space can support the mechanism of this type of bed.


 Vertical areas in the home are the most least used spaces therefore it’s so important to use this space during your organizing project. When you don’t make use of it, the walls of your room are just wastes of space. Why not make it work to your advantage with wall storage? You should look to put up a few hangers to keep store your things on the wall. We’re not talking about putting up some paintings, but coats, lights, and other tools that you use often. This will help to save you a lot of space in the cabinet and drawers so you can fit more stuff in there.


When you have something that you can’t put away, sometimes, the best thing to do is to just make it less visible. For example, if there’s a pillar on one side of the room that takes up a lot of space, paint it the same color as the wall. This way, your eyes won’t be drawn to it, and you won’t feel as if it’s taking up as much space as it actually does.


Multi-purpose tools can help to make your life a lot easier, as you don’t have to worry about having one tool for every job. Instead, you can keep one tool that serves many functions, and that can help to save you a ton of space. Things like Swiss army knives, utility belts, and multi-function screwdrivers are all great examples of those.



If you don’t have a storage system, your small apartment will fill up with stuff very quickly. To avoid this, make sure you have enough boxes and baskets to stow away your things. You should look for storage boxes that can be stacked on top of one another so that you don’t waste too much vertical space.

If you’re looking for a professional organizer in Houston, TX to help make more space in your apartment, get in touch with For Your Corner today! We’re happy to help.