These small storage cabinets do a lot with little space

Size actually isn't everything

Small storage cabinets - three types, one in peach, one in yellow, one in wood
(Image credit: Wayfair/Target)

If your pad is on the dinkier side, finding space can become a perennial chore. As bills, unopened letters (whoops!), books, and magazines collate in one mounting pile, you might be wondering, do I actually have space for all this? Well, yes and no. Certainly, there are some cheat codes to free up space. First and foremost, you'll want to invest in some cute home organizers to bring order to all the furniture you've got. That said, if you do have the space (and budget) for some new furniture, then a small storage cabinet is a genius addition to a small apartment or teeny room.

Sure, this small apartment decorating idea is no Nobel prize-winning breakthrough, but picking out the right cabinet — especially when you're tight on square footage —can be tricky. Fortunately, I've done the honors of selecting some small but mighty options that keep your home chic and orderly without breaking the bank or upsetting your landlord. Whether you're after one with drawers, closeted doors, or a lock-and-key filing system, there's an apt and stellar design out there for you, sourced by yours truly. From statement-worthy and rustic to industrial and minimalist designs, I've kept in mind a range of tastes and uses while calling on the likes of Wayfair, Amazon, Ikea, and more. From here on out, it's a cheeky excuse to discover a new living room, bathroom, doorway, or kitchen centerpiece. Have fun with it.

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How do you maximize small cabinet space?

Easy. Start by thinking about what you really need. If it's been sat there for years on end, has no sentimental value, and hasn't been used more than once, chances are, you can recycle, donate or pass it on. Relieve yourself! Then, approach the task tactically, filling your cabinet with larger items first, before squeezing smaller ones in and around them. When it does, eventually, get too tight, call on some inventive storage solutions, such as these Amazon organizers we love — some of which should fit neatly into the cabinet's shelving or stack up.

Whatever you do, be sure to avoid these small space organization mistakes.

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Joseph Bobowicz
Freelance Contributor

Working across digital and print publications, Joseph Bobowicz is a London-born writer obsessed with books, culture, and all things new. When he's not writing about fashion for i-D and the Independent, he's out sourcing the best homewares to incorporate into any humble abode, fixer-upper, or first-time buy alike.