Clever Ways To Organize a Small Apartment or House With NO Storage


Small Apartment Organization Hacks – Borderline GENIUS ways to get SERIOUSLY organized with NO storage space in your small apartment or tiny house – even if you’re on a budget!

From small apartment kitchen storage solutions to tiny closet storage hacks, below are really creative, unique and CLEVER ways to organize a small apartment or small house when you have NO storage space to work with.

If you’re struggling trying to figure out HOW to organize a small space with LOTS of STUFF, these cheap organization hacks will be PERFECT for you – especially if you’re on a budget!

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Apartment and Small House Storage Hacks

Organizing a small house or tiny apartment on a budget can be a real challenge – especially of you have too much STUFF-not enough SPACE to put it all (like in a studio apartment).

So what do you DO when your tiny apartment or house has NO storage?

How do you organize your STUFF with NO storage space AND you’re on a budget!?!??

If you can’t declutter EVERYTHING, you’re gonna have to get creative with the space you DO have available to maximize those current spaces in an organized way.

DIY storage ideas for small spaces - organization hacks for tiny houses, rentals and apartments
50 Organization Hacks For Tiny Houses, Rentals and Small Apartments

Below are pictures of 50 VERY clever ways to organize a small apartment or small house with NO storage space to work with.

Many of these ideas are simple DIY organization hacks – for example, the small bedroom idea in the picture below.

Others might not be possible for YOU based on your lease or rental agreement (if you rent) – but they are all creative ways to maximize the space you DO have.

1. Lean Into Space Saving Storage Like This:

apartment bathroom organization ideas

I found the shelf here

This clever space-saving bathroom organization shelf is functional AND beautiful!

Spotted on: Linen storage ideas for small spaces

2. Use Dual Purpose Organizers Like This:

apartment pantry storage and organization ideas

Choose aesthetic organization containers to create more storage space AND make it art of your apartment decor.

Spotted on: Small Kitchen Pantry Organization Ideas

3. Use Baskets For Kitchen Organizers Like This:

apartment organizing ideas with baskets

Organizing with baskets can help reduce all the clutter and STUFF on your apartment kitchen counters – bonus: they LOOK good too!

Spotted on: Organizing with baskets – 50 clever ideas

4. Try This Clever Idea For Your Bedroom:

apartment bedroom ideas

Some really pretty storage baskets can help your stay more organized in a tiny apartment bedroom – and WOW, aren’t they gorgeous too?!?!

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5. Need More Storage? Look UP and Do This:

apartment storage and organization ideas - 50 clever ways to organize a small apartment on a budget

If you need more space for your stuff in your small apartment – look for any empty wall space – then, get some cheap shelves like in the picture above.

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6. Squeeze a Little More Storage In Your Kitchen Like This:

apartment kitchen storage and organization ideas for small apartments and rentals with no storage space

Slide out organizer found here

Even a VERY tiny apartment kitchen has some nook or cranny that can be used for more precious storage space.

This is a GENIUS idea I spotted on Buzzfeed for that unused space next to your refrigerator – just use a slide out organizer like this to INSTANTLY have more storage space in your kitchen.


If you KNOW you need to get rid of stuff, but don’t know HOW…

READ: My House Is SO Cluttered – I Don’t Know Where To START

(it’s SUPER helpful!)

7. Create a Kitchen Corner Multi-Purpose Area Like This:

apartment kitchen corner coffee bar ideas with storage for microwave and pet food feeding area

Any small corner in a tiny kitchen offers the opportunity to serve MANY purposes – like this corner coffee bar set up in the picture above.

Not only is it a coffee station, it is also a microwave cart AND a pet feeding area underneath.  Genius!

 My kitchen is white so this shelf would look betterI Found It Here But I LOVE this storage shelf – so many uses!I Found It Here


8. Do This UNDER Your Kitchen Sink:

apartment kitchen storage hacks for renters

A cheap Dollar Store tension rod to the rescue to get more space in that tiny cabinet under your kitchen sink.

Spotted on: how to organize small apartment kitchens.

9. Use The Same Storage Hack In Your Bathroom Like This:

clever ways to organize small apartments with dollar tree $1 items

 Be sure to get a 2-pack of those cheap tension rods because you can do the same thing under your BATHROOM sink too!

Spotted on: Bathroom Organization Ideas On A Budget 

10. Use INSIDE Your Cabinet Doors Like This:

apartment storage hacks for small spaces on a budget    

While you’re picking up your cheap storage solutions at your local Dollar Store, get some cheap plastic baskets and stick on “Command” hooks.

Hook the baskets INSIDE a cabinet door for more storage space.

Spotted on: DIY bathroom storage ideas to maximize storage space on a budget

11. Try This Small Kitchen Storage Hack:

small apartment kitchen storage hacks - ziploc and baggies storage and organization ideas

This genius idea spotted on this pin is a brilliant way to store and organize your baggies and Ziplocs and trash bags – just a cheap over the door shoe organizer cut in half and attached inside a kitchen cabinet door.

It’s a great way to free up cabinet space, don’t you agree?

12. Double Up Drawer Space Like This:

how to organize a small apartment kitchen on a budget

I found the drawer organizer here

Apartment kitchen drawers are few AND tiny – this is a genius idea for doubling the space in your kitchen drawers to get super organized.

13. Use Your Wall Space Like This:

small kitchen pantry organizing ideas for renters on a budget

You know ALL those packets of seasoning and Kool-Aid mix, etc that clog up your kitchen drawers?

Why not grab some more cheap organizers from a Dollar Store and hanging them all on the wall?

Spotted on: Mom Hacks for Organizing Life on a Budget

14. Create a Wall Closet Like This

how to create more storage space in a small bedroom and 5o clever ways to organize a small apartment on a budget

Not enough closet space in your little apartment?

You’re not alone!

Don’t be afraid to break the “rules” – put your closet on the wall!

Spotted on: Creative DIY Storage Solutions for Small Apartments

15. Organize AND Display Your STUFF Like This:

kitchen storage solutions for small apartment kitchens and tiny rental houses

I found those wall shelves here

If your apartment or house has a very small kitchen, get creative with storage and organization solutions. Don’t HIDE it – display it on shelves with these storage baskets like in the picture above!.

16. Get More Space In Your Medicine Cabinet Like This:

apartment kitchen cabinet organization hacks

If your medicine cabinet is a cluttered mess, try this idea for getting it organized AND making space to store even MORE stuff.

Spotted on: Creative storage solutions for small spaces

17. Organize Your Water Bottles Like This:

DIY water bottle storage ideas with a small water bottle storage rack from 50 clever ways to organize a small apartment on a budget

I use this EXPANDABLE water bottle storage shelf – it’s AWESOME!

Get all those bottles OFF the floor and try this very clever DIY water bottle storage solution.

Amazing how helpful cheap stuff from Dollar Tree can be!

Spotted on: How to organize a small house with NO storage space

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