Maximizing the Space in Your Apartment Rental

January 2, 2016

No matter how much space you have, you always need more--whether it’s for the new set of skis or for the copper cookware you just had to have.  If you don’t want to renovate your home, follow these tips for maximizing the space you do have.


Repurpose your shoe organizer—it’s not just for shoes.  You can use those over-the-door fabric organizers for makeup, hair ties, hair products that multiply with every sale at the beauty supply store, and other things that take up counter space.


Get more closet space by making artwork out of all those ball caps.  All you need are some hooks or other hanging pieces you can find at Target to showcase your loyalty.


Create more space in your refrigerator by stacking your bottled beverages.  Your friends will thank you when you have more space for libations.


Keep track of appointments, weddings, and dinner parties with a cork board.  You can tap into your creative side and use ribbons and scrapbooking techniques to make it really fancy or just create a monthly calendar at a glance so you don’t have to rely on your Smartphone for every reminder.


Organize your bills and monthly magazine subscriptions with the cardboard from your latest shoe shopping extravaganza.  You can create layers so you will be able to see everything that needs attention while making more desk space for those late night work sessions.


A walk-in closet can be a luxury but creating more closet space to accommodate more clothes doesn’t have to be.  By using an S hook and utility chains, you can hang six shirts vertically.


Use mirrors to give the illusion of more space.  They create light and give you check in spots all over your apartment.


Use your furniture to create boundaries in small spaces.  You can keep that large space but give the illusion of a dining room and living room that are separate.


More importantly and above all else, get organized.  Use those clever organizers, cute baskets, and hooks to give everything a home.


Now sit back in your super organized space and admire how much space you have to entertain or do yoga right in your living room.

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