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How To Maximize Your Apartment Space NATION'S LEADING APARTMENT RESOURCE HOW TO MAXIMIZE Your Apartment Space Living in a small space DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN YOU NEED TO THINK SMALL. There are many ways that you can make your apartment modern over messy and cozy rather than cramped. DECLUTTER By far, the easiest way to alleviate space woes is to decrease the clutter. Start with tossing (or donating) all the junk you’ll never use and then neatly pack away those seasonal or rarely used items. [1] Decorations Clothing You don't need your parka in the summer, nor do you Plastic storage bins come in several sizes to hold all your decorations and can be color-coded by season. need all your shorts and flip flops in the winter. No matter how you stack them, they will be easy to identify. [2] One tote can store them in the off season; just swap them out when the weather turns. [3] STACK IN STYLE To get the most out of your small space, look up. Utilizing the space from floor to ceiling will alleviate the cramped feeling from wall to wall. [4] Hold it high Don't want to use ALL your wall space? There's room at the top of your walls, that is. Installing shelving high on the walls gives you a lot more places for storage. • shelving gives you [5] Over-the-sink shelves give you extra kitchen counter space, [7) while over-the-toilet room for all your towels. 00 Instead of a headboard, use [8] shelving. It eliminates the need for nightstands while giving you more room for books, lamps, and: all those nighttime needs. [6] Leave the rest of the walls open for art. [5] Don't think you have storage space? Look under your bed. Raise your bed Compartmentalize There are several Yes, small apartments are products available that can raise it a bit [4] and several bins built just for under-bed storage. [10] notorious for their lack of closet space, but the spaces may be more functional by adding cubbies, shelves, and stackable drawers. [9] MULTI- AND RE-PURPOSE Try a new way of looking at old pieces. How can they pull double duty or be used as something else entirely? Surfaces Need a little more Consider tables that fold into cupboards [13] or beds that fold counter space or a work surface for a project? Try a wheeled kitchen down from the wall. cart - it can fill in for [12] both! [11, 13] Furniture with smaller (or fewer) legs gives you more leg room. [9] Coffee and end tables need not waste space. There are many designs with built-in shelving underneath. [14] Furniture Of course, there are always sofa-beds and futons, but consider the Some great pieces can be re-purposed as artsy furniture with storage opportunities in ottomans – which also storage, such as a steamer-trunk-turned- double as extra seating coffee-table [15] or a for guests. [13] ladder-turned- bookshelf. [16] With a little imagination, you will find that you can create a lot more space without having to let go of fashion or function. Sources [1] -simple-ways-to-declutter-your-apartment/ [9) -to-help-maximize-space/ [2] seasonal-storage [10] shop/closet/underbedstorage [11] categories/departments/kitchen/10471/ [3] -for-small-closets4.htm [4] http://www. maximize-your-apartment-space/ [12] [13] 2012/01/small-space-solutions-that- work-almost-anywhere/ [5] small-space-storage-solutions5.htm [6] small-space-storage-solutions7.htm [7] spacesaver-shelves-metro-collection.html [14] 1-clear-solutio-135128 la [15] 10-small-space-storage-solutions3.htm [8] four-great-overthesink-accesso-143379 [16] ladder-shelves-and-bookcases.htm NATION'S LEADING APARTMENT RESOURCE ........ ......

How To Maximize Your Apartment Space

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