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Upcycle Your Way to a More Organized Living Space

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So, you’re big on reducing, reusing, and recycling the items you buy. That’s a great way to take control of your finances and your carbon footprint! Every time you make the decision to reuse something that you already own, you’re keeping valuable items from entering the landfill.

This environmentally-sound practice doesn’t need to take up a lot of space in your small apartment. With a little imagination and these ideas from tiny space decorating expert, Design Sponge, you can give your old belongings a new lease on life by upcycling them.

Here’s how you use what you have on hand to create a more organized living space for you and the other occupants in your apartment or loft:

Remove the front pieces off of dresser drawers and use the drawer pulls to hang items like scarves and necklaces.

Attach the pieces of wood to the wall and increase the amount of storage you have available quickly and easily. Use the ‘hooks’ to organize items so that you see them and use them unlike you were able to before.

Make a corner shelf with a magazine holder.

Flip it on its side, screw it into the wall so that it’s nice and secure, and voila, you’ve got a place to stash and display items. Don’t underestimate the power of using wall space correctly. It provides you with ample space to show off your favorite art, photographs, and mementos.

Take leftover pipe and affix it to a wheeled board.

You’ll have a portable coat rack that you can move to an area of your apartment or loft when it’s not being used. Use it to keep bulkier items out of the way. It’s a great place to keep coats and sweaters once you’ve taken them out of storage.

Use shoe holders to contain smaller items.

Shoe holders with pockets make it easy to keep track of the smallest items in your apartment or loft. Make sure to put one in every room for easy access. When you need to get something, you pull it out of the pocket and use it. Just remember to put it back right away so you always know where things are when you need them.

Use a wall-mounted wire to creatively store and display ties.

Create a piece of wall art while you sort, hang, organize, and display all of the fantastic ties you own. You can do the same with scarves. Arrange them by color or pattern for a fast way to wow your family and friends.

Start seeing your living space in a different light. You’ve got more room than you imagined. You just need to be creative in the way you store and display items inside your apartment or loft.

If you can’t find space for everything you own, you’re not alone. The need for safe, monitored storage options existed strongly in the city. That’s where urBin Storage comes in.

We provide convenient options for storing your stuff. Our temperature-controlled storage units can be monitored day and night. Best of all, we’ll bring your storage bins to you and pick them up from you whenever you need us to which saves you time, money, and the frustration of traveling in traffic to our storage facility.

If you upcycle something and realize it’s too large or cumbersome to use in your current dwelling, never fear! Urbin Storage provides you with the perfect sized storage bin to accommodate your needs. If you find that an item is larger than the container provided to you for $24 a month, request a custom quote for the object in question. We offer larger storage solutions for customers that need them.