This fall, after four years of living in dorm rooms and beat-up college houses, I finally moved into my first “adult” apartment.
Of course, like many in the millennial and Gen-Z adjacent set, I’m not living alone—in fact, I have two roommates. This, coupled with the new reality of working remotely, means that my bedroom is both the place where I spend most of my day and the primary outlet for my decorating impulses.
And again, like most young people, I’m on a pretty tight budget. So when it came time to shop for my room, I turned to a trusted source: Ikea. Here are seven storage tips, coupled with wallet-friendly (and plastic-free) products, to transition your small space into a well-organized, grown-up home.
1. Upgrade your laundry hamper.
2. Invest in stackable bins.
3. For a shared fridge, opt for glass containers.
4. Don’t underestimate the power of desk storage.
5. Take charge of your cords.
6. Add vertical space with a storage cart.
7. Use hooks to keep your floors clear.
For more storage roundups, consider:
- New Classics: 8 Ikea Storage Pieces that Designers Love to Use (Over and Over)
- Trend Alert: 12 Unexpected Uses for File Cabinets
- Editors’ Picks: 10 Storage Finds From Ikea That We Own and Love
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