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5 Storage Solutions When Moving to a Small Apartment in Vancouver

If you are moving into a studio, a one-bedroom apartment, or even a two-bedroom apartment in Vancouver, you may not have enough space to fit everything you have.

To help you make the best out of your apartment, here are five storage solutions that you can use!

  1. Rent a Storage Unit

Renting a storage unit in Vancouver or Burnaby is the ideal solution for your storage needs. By renting a storage unit that is approximately the size of a closet or slightly larger,  you gain enough space to fit items that you have laying around your home that won’t necessarily fit in your new apartment.

To start, you can rent a 5 x 5 feet unit, which is equivalent to a regular closet. If you only have a few items or documents to store, the 5 x 5 feet storage unit will surely meet your needs! If you have more items to store and need a bigger space, you can rent a 5 x 7 feet storage unit.

We also have a 5 x 10 feet storage unit available. This storage unit size is equivalent to a walk-in closet and it is ideal for those who want to store documents, clothes, spare pillows, or other home items.

Renting a storage unit at U-Lock Mini Storage Burnaby is a top solution for your storage requirements because you can choose a storage unit size and select a rental period based on your needs. We offer month-to-month contracts, and you can store your belongings in a secured facility. Our storage unit facility is gated and monitored 24/7 with a digital surveillance system.

  1. Purchase a Storage Bed or Sofa Bed

When an apartment size is minimal, it is important to make sure all items in your space serve a purpose, or several. When choosing a bed, we recommend opting for either a storage bed or a sofa bed. Storage beds are helpful because they act both as a bed, and as storage  with drawers typically located underneath the bed where you can keep clothes. Sofa beds in turn, can be used as both a couch and a bed. These are particularly helpful for those moving into a studio apartment where space is tight.

  1. Implement Wall-mounted Shelves

Adding wall-mounted shelving is an easy storage hack for a studio or a smaller apartment. Wall-mounted shelves can be used in a kitchen to hold dinnerware, in a bathroom to hold toiletries, or in a living room or den to hold books and movies. This vertical storage solution helps free up space on the floor, while also keeping items in an easy-to-access location. Open shelving provides stylish and functional decor to your home as well.

  1. Remove Unnecessary Belongings on a Regular Basis

The best way to maximize space in a smaller apartment is by avoiding clutter. That means purging any and all unnecessary items. From clothes that no longer fit to outdated furniture from your college days, it may  be time to finally cut the dead weight. Fortunately, it is easy to do, thanks to donation organizations and online consignment marketplaces. Consider donating furniture and clothes to your local charity!

  1. Install Floating Furniture on the Walls

In addition to freeing up floor space, floating furniture makes a room appear bigger than it actually is –  that teeny tiny apartment will not seem so tiny after all. Examples of popular floating furniture include TV consoles, office desks, bathroom vanities, and dressers. These items will help maximize the space inside the apartment, while also serving a functional purpose.

Want to book a storage unit? Check out our wide selection of storage unit sizes at U-Lock Mini Storage Burnaby, or contact us via phone at 604.438.8909 or contact form. We will be delighted to answer any questions you have!