Living Room Storage Ideas with Apartment Guide

I’m excited to have partnered with Apartment Guide as an Official Apartment Guide Organizing Blogger. This is my second installment of “How-to Guide for Living on a Budget”. You can check out my first post here. This month our topic will focus on tips and ideas for inexpensive decor updates and changes to make within your home.

Do you have a small closet and just can’t seem to find space for everything, especially shoes? Apartment Guide has ideas to help you get the most use out of your space. Is your kitchen an unorganized mess? Apartment Guide provides simple tasks and storage ideas to keep your kitchen spotless. Check out these organizing ideas and others at Apartment Guide.

We can all use extra storage space, no matter how large or small of a space we live in.
Using furniture pieces that can also be used for storage is a perfect solution.

Let’s talk about ideas for the living room today.
Store extra blankets in a storage cube that can also double as an end table.

An ottoman can be used in the same way as a coffee table.
I use a tray on top of mine so there’s a flat surface for things and items can be moved easily.

Plus it has extra storage for items used in your space.
In our case it’s Wii paraphernalia.

I also added a storage cube for the smaller items and controls.

Baskets are always useful in holding items and keeping them out of sight.

Use pieces in unusual ways.
I’ve stored everything from CD’s to clothing in this chest depending on what room it was in.

Even small spaces can be used to store items.
A sofa table can hold stationary supplies or tea lights in my case.

A small drawer in an end table can hold coasters.

Look at the things you use in a certain area and find a way to store them close by.
When picking out a new piece of furniture think of how that piece can be used in multiple ways to beautify your space and maximize your storage.

Apartment Guide offers great how-to tips for making the most of your space on a budget. If you’re ready for a whole new space or looking to move, Apartment Guide has the photos, floor plans, features and tips to help you find the perfect apartment community. “Like” Apartment Guide on Facebook or follow them on Twitter@AptGuide for real-time tips and updates for making the most of your space. Apartment Guide will be sharing even more ideas for living on a budget.

Apartment Guide and owner Consumer Source, Inc. have partnered with bloggers like me as Official Apartment Guide Bloggers. As part of this program, I have received compensation. They have not told me what to purchase or what to say about the products used, and believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

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  • Alexandria Apartments February 28, 2012, 6:40 pm

    Traditionally, we are used in keeping and storing things in our bedrooms and a separate storage room. However, with small and limited spaces that we have now people have devised ingenious ways to have storage even in living rooms. Furniture are already made with side drawers and detachable tops where we can keep toys or magazines, etc. Great!

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