Downsizing? 3 Space Saving Strategies For Your New Apartment


The past several weeks have been a flurry of activity, and it is nice to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. While it's been hard sorting through a lifetime of memories and making big decisions about what to keep, you've also made space in your life to have a bit of fun. Setting up your new apartment is the reward you get to enjoy after all of that decluttering. Now, use these strategies to make your new space cozy while still keeping everything you need close at hand.

Choose Multifunctional Furniture

Finding ways to squeeze the most use out of every item in your home is the best way to cut down on clutter. Select furniture with added storage such as an ottoman with a top that lifts off. That same piece can be used as a chair, table or foot rest depending upon who is visiting. Sofa beds, nightstands with storage and expandable tables are a few more ways you can use furniture for multiple things.

Turn Everyday Items Into Chic Décor

The kitchen is one of the hardest places for most people to organize since all those big pots and pans are going to take up space. Consider pulling some of those pieces out of the cupboard, and use hooks or racks to hang them up on the wall. Pretty glass bowls can be placed on wall shelves, and you can use special plate holders to make your favorite platters a focal point on your wall. Not only will some of these serve as a conversation piece, but they'll be conveniently accessible as well.

Use the Backsides of Doors

The backs of closet and pantry doors are often under utilized, which means that you will discover more space than you even knew you had. Grab a few shoe bags and use them to store cleaning products in your utility closet, or you can use a shoe bag on the back of your bathroom door to organize your beauty supplies. Keep in mind that you can also use the backs of cabinet doors. For instance, you can use a removable holder that hooks onto the cabinet door to keep your styling tools organized.

Once you are ready to move into your senior apartments, like, the real fun begins. Designing your layout and decorating your space is a new chance to get organized while letting your personality shine. With a little ingenuity and a keen eye for unused spaces, you can fit everything you love into your home and look forward to showing it off to your family and friends.


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