making the most of overhead storage: 5 tips and tricks

Unless you’re 7 feet tall, stepladders in an NYC apartment are a must. They’re so essential in fact that I have 3 in my 2-bedroom apartment: a 3-step, a 2-step and a 1-step. What I primarily use them for is overhead storage, which I am lucky enough to have both in my kitchen and elsewhere. Having overhead storage in your home is wonderful if – and that’s a big if – you use it well. See below for 5 tips and tricks on how to make the most out of your overhead storage:

1. Categorize – like items go together to help you remember what you own. I have 4 overhead storage cupboards in my apartment outside of my kitchen (yes, I do know how lucky I am). The one closest to the kitchen houses party supplies and baking. The next is for extra paper products like toilet paper and paper towels. The third is for suitcases and travel and