Keeping your apartment organized will make it more visually appealing and create the illusion of extra space. For those who have been accumulating clutter for years, the task may seem overwhelming. Whether you are downsizing to apartment living for the first time or simply looking to enhance the space you have, these strategies will help you create a more airy and functional living area.
Start by Sorting Your Belongings
Eliminating unneeded clutter is the first step in organizing your apartment. Here are a few guidelines for the de-cluttering process
- Tackle one room at a time.
- Place belongings into three piles: items to be thrown out, those to be donated, and those to be kept.
- Be realistic—if you haven’t used something in years, you most likely don’t need to hold onto it.
Consider Different Storage Options
Organizing an apartment presents a unique challenge due to the limited space available for storage. The solution involves a bit of creativity. There are many storage products available that take up minimal space and others that can blend in with your décor in a streamlined way, or even function as furniture. Ideas include:
- A cubby, basket, or bin that can be kept on a closet floor.
- An Ottoman or coffee table in the living room, in which items can be kept.
- A file organizer for important documents.
- Wall shelving to display books, pictures, or collectibles.
- An entertainment center for storing CDs and videos.
- An armoire, chest, or trunk to keep clothing out of sight.
- Hooks to hold towels in the bathroom or pots and pans in the kitchen.
Keep Items in a Logical Place
Put your items in a place that makes the most sense. Keep your belongings in the room where you will be using them most often. Frequently used items should be easily accessible; you shouldn’t have to dig to find them.
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