Our apartment is approximately 775 square feet (70 square meters). It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room/dining room. It also has a rather large patio – 1075 square feet or 100 square meters. So, it’s not small (by European standards) but it’s definitely not huge either. Thankfully we have three closets and quite a bit of storage in the living room as well. Still, sometimes we need more space for random stuff super useful stuff.
Enter our super secret storage room. Okay, so it’s not super secret – I’ve actually mentioned it a few times in the comments – but I’ve never shown any pictures of it. Well, today’s your lucky day! (not really…)
Our (empty) parking space – the car was parked outside that day – and the door to the storage room
These storage rooms are quite common here. They’re usually right next to the apartment’s corresponding parking space. And they’re perfect for storing Christmas decorations and random wedding stuff and leftovers from home improvement projects. Or even for a spare mattress as you can see. The problem is, ours is a complete mess:
The view as you enter, to the right
View to the left
Some stuff for the wedding
And if we take into account that my number one goal for 2012 was organization, well, there’s definitely room for improvement there. In the following weeks I’ll try to organize everything (and throw out a lot of stuff). But I’m mainly looking for ideas on how to make everything neat and tidy as cheaply as possible. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to organize a storage room or a garage-like area? I’d love to hear them.
Oh and I forgot… in addition to that, I’ll also be purging my closet. Yeah, I’m letting this out in public so you guys hold me accountable. The number of t-shirts, skirts and pants that I have is getting ridiculous. It’ll be nice to recover part of the space in my closet! These two things should get me closer to achieving the organization goal for the year.
What about you guys? Are you also trying to pare down on stuff? I find that we accumulate so many random things!