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Tips And Tricks For Living In A Small Space

Small space living is the best option (or necessity) for many people in Bowling Green and across America. Whether you’re downsizing or moving into your first apartment, we’re here to help! Continue reading to learn more, and if you have items that don’t fit in your small space, consider renting a self-storage unit from ACE Storage in Bowling Green. Our storage facility is secure, clean, and well lit, plus we pride ourselves on offering the best rates!


When you live in a small space, it’s important to make every part of it functional! You might not have a closet or garage to fill with those items you’re keeping around because of a sentimental attachment or because you “might need them in the future.”

One of the great opportunities that living small provides is the opportunity to reevaluate your possessions. Take some time to go through all of your belongings. If you’re moving, give yourself some extra time to pack so you can sort through your things and only take what you need and what brings you joy. Cull those clothes that you haven’t worn in ages and get rid of those extra coffee mugs that you’ve stacked in the cupboard. Hanging onto extra things will only make your space seem smaller. Plus, the less you have the easier it will be to organize and store, leaving you with a clean and more spacious home.

Of course, this process of decluttering is easier if you are single rather than a large family, and you may consider renting a small self-storage unit from our storage facility to help you declutter your space. A 5x10 storage unit is a great way to store seasonal belongings like holiday decorations, camping gear, and cold weather gear outside of your house so that you can have more space within it. If you’d like to learn more, contact our team today.

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Organize, Organize, Organize

So you’ve decluttered and now have only the essentials — what now? It’s time to make sure that you’ve organized your space in a way that works for you. While some people love to organize their home and find just the right spot for each piece of furniture and each belonging, this can be challenging for those who are exhausted just by the word organization. But even if you hate organizing, remember that a small space works best when they’re highly organized. That means finding creative storage, like open shelving or tall bookcases to help your space feel more spacious while still helping you find a place for everything.

Go Vertical

Many people don’t utilize the space that’s right above them! By buying taller bookcases — you can even try shelving that extends all the way to the ceiling — you not only increase your storage space, but you also make your room look larger by drawing the eye upwards. You can try hanging pots and plants from the ceiling, installing floating shelves, or hanging a giant statement art piece. While it might seem counterintuitive to put something large in your small space, when it’s tall, rather than wide, you can actually open up the space in creative ways.

Maximize Light

Nothing can make a space feel small than bad lighting. Maximize the natural light in your space by forgoing window dressings like heavy curtains. If you don’t have many windows, try hanging mirrors on the wall to reflect and multiply the light.

ACE Storage — Bowling Green Storage Facility

People choose to rent a self-storage unit from our facility for many reasons, and one of them is that they’ve downsized into a smaller home and need a little extra space for the things they don’t use every day. We have a variety of sized units, ranging from 5x10 storage units to 10x30 units. Our storage facility is clean, well-lit, and affordable. If you’d like to learn more, please contact us for our rates!