Whether you’re living in a studio apartment yourself or a larger unit with roommates, organization is essential. At Gateway Place Apartments in Greeley, we want to help you make the most of your space.

Here are 10 organization tips for your apartment:

Get rid of clutter in your entryway

Your home should be your castle. That said, do you really want to come home to a mess as soon as you walk in the door? Consider either purchasing an entryway shelf with hooks or building a DIY organizer. These can serve as a drop zone for coats, shoes, keys, mail, etc.

Use under-bed storage

This is especially important for renters living in a studio or one-bedroom apartments. If you have a lot of stuff, chances are you’re going to have to get creative with storage. This is where under-bed storage can be so effective. Consider boxes, shoe organizers, rolling bins, and crates.

Use over-the-bed storage

Let’s stick with the bed storage concept once more. Depending on the size of your bedroom, you may not have the space for nightstands. So how on earth are you supposed to display candles, plants, and artwork? Frankly, your best bet might be to take advantage of over-the-bed storage options.

Utilize vertical space

Floor space is often pretty limited in an apartment. Instead of shoving everything in a closet, use your walls as additional space. Shelving and bookshelves are both fair game as long as you avoid scratching up the walls.

Add storage furniture to the kitchen

After spending some time in your apartment, you might find there’s more room in the kitchen than in your bedroom. If that’s the case, allow your creative wheels to start turning! There are a number of kitchen storage ideas that are not only effective but also a fun personal touch to your space.

Take advantage of the space behind the door

If you’re a neat freak, it’s imperative to utilize every nook and cranny of your apartment. This includes valuable space behind the door! Just add a rack or hooks for compact storage and you’ve got the perfect space for coats, hats, headbands, and towels.

Opt for storage cubbies

Who says that cubbies should be reserved for kids? The reality is that storage cubes are a flexible and affordable option for organizing an apartment. Not to mention, storage cubbies can help keep your unit from feeling out of whack.

Save wall space for accessories

Maybe you have a collection of hats, scarves, or necklaces that are worth showing off. Rather than take up multiple bins or boxes with these accessories, why not display them on the wall? This is another fun and clever way to keep your unit organized while also adding a much-needed personal touch to the space.

Remember your corner space

It’s easy to forget about corner space in a larger apartment. But when space is extremely limited, the corners become your best friend. Consider putting a small desk or extra shelving in these spots. While it might not seem worth your while at first, you’ll find soon enough that utilizing your corner space makes a huge difference.

Get rid of what you no longer use

Last but not least, be sure to declutter. Take a few weeks to figure out what you no longer use and place these items in a pile. After a month or so has passed, load it all up in the car and head down to the donation center. Not only are you decluttering and making your apartment feel like home, but you’re also helping someone in need.

Find Your Next Home At Gateway Place Apartments

Here at Gateway Place Apartments, we have floorplans for every living situation and budget. Whether you’re interested in a one-bedroom, two-bedroom/one-bathroom, or two-bedroom/two-bathroom unit, our staff has you covered.

We want you to think of your apartment as more than just a place to eat and sleep. That’s why each of our units has a fireplace, spacious walk-in closet, and private balcony and patio with storage. You’ll see that at Gateway Place Apartments, resident comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.

Contact us today to schedule a tour of our complex.