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Storage space is often a common problem for small rooms. Living in a small home means finding creative ways to optimize space utilization effectively and efficiently.

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It is best to use practical furniture and decorative items with dual functionality in order to save space without compromising storage area. For example, a wooden storage bench can be used for outdoor seating purposes as well as to store gardening essentials, sun shades, and other outdoor items. If you need to buy an ottoman for the living room, do consider getting a storage ottoman. Additional storage space helps to keep the clutter out of sight.

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Spice rack

Small kitchen bench top does not offer much space for storing jars of spices and herbs. Use wall-mounted spice rack to keep all the jars in order. The rack is not only convenient and organized, it also helps to free up the clutter on the bench top.

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Vertical garden

Having a vegetable / herb garden in the apartment balcony or a small courtyard is possible when you think vertical. The concept of vertical garden has gained tremendous popularity with the increasing number of apartment dwellers adopting this idea in their own homes. Similar to gardening in pots and containers, vertical garden is also grown in pots except that the pots are being wall-mounted, hence occupying the space vertically.

Very frequently, the empty space underneath the bed is under utilize. It is a great spot to store things which are rarely used such as seasonal clothing, accessories and others. Organize the items neatly inside a storage box and hide it under the bed.

Over-the-door hanger is very useful in creating storage space in an instant. It can be used for hanging clothes, handbags and towels

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Vertical wine rack

Instead of using a standing cabinet to display the collection of wine bottles at home, why not try a wall-mounted vertical rack? An artistic rack design can double as storage as well as wall decoration at home.

If you are running out of space, try to think vertical, underneath or multifunction. You may end up creating more storage for a small space.

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