It’s been years since MTV Cribs has aired, but memories of all those posh pads with marble floors live on. And if you can’t think back that far, there’s always YouTube.
For everyone else, here’s something you probably do remember: the episode that showcased Mariah Carey’s extravagant New York City penthouse. Who could forget? It was the most watched and replayed episode in MTV Cribs’ history. Jealous much?
If your apartment bathroom doesn’t have a vanity cabinet, you’re going to have to get creative with your storage solutions.
Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, hand soap – everything you keep in an apartment bathroom is small, but all those small things add up to one big storage challenge. Finding a place to keep all that stuff can force small-space dwellers to adopt creative solutions, particularly women who have to think about makeup and hair styling tools on top of everything else.
If your apartment bathroom is small enough to make you claustrophobic, no one blames you. Surveys show that ample storage space is one of the top features people look for in an apartment. But don’t tear your hair out just yet — there are many ways to store all the things you need in your little loo; you just have to get creative.
Storage racks help even the biggest shoe aficionados keep their footwear organized.
Shoes: We’ve all got them, some of us always want more of them, and we all need a system to store them.
Organizing your shoe collection can be a challenge, especially if you live in a small apartment – but even if you hoard footwear of all shapes, sizes and colors a la Carrie Bradshaw, there’s a storage solution out there for you.
And we’re not just looking at you, ladies – men love their shoes, too. So how can you make your shoe collection walk the line instead of two-step out of control? Read on:
Portable washing machines hook up to your sink faucet, so you can do laundry in your apartment even if you don’t have washer/dryer hookups.
We’ve all been there: You’ve blocked off a Sunday afternoon for doing laundry in your apartment community’s communal laundry room, only to find that all the washers are taken. You don’t want to go to a Laundromat, and you desperately need something clean to wear to work on Monday. What to do?
There’s an easy solution out there, and we’re not talking about going old-school with a basin and a washboard. Compact washing machines are portable, lightweight, and simple to use – perfect for apartments without washer/dryer connections.
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There’s a thin line between hoarding and just being messy. Do you know which category you fall into?
Let’s face it: we’re all guilty of holding onto things that we no longer use or need. From junk mail and old magazines to old clothes and broken gadgets, these are the things that make up our lives.
But how much of it we hold onto is what makes all the difference. There’s an oh so thin line between hoarding and just needing to organize your stuff.
Hoarders do exhibit a few key characteristics. Those interventions you may have witnessed on the now defunct hit reality TV show Hoarders were no exaggeration. Do any of these sound eerily familiar to you?
Fall is the time that many people choose to clear out their closets and start fresh!
This guest post is by Apartment Guide Contributor and Organization Expert Lisa Zaslow, Founder of Gotham Organizers.com.
The temperature is dropping, and fall is in the air.
That means it’s time for fall freshening!
According to a recent Apartment Guide survey, 80% of people reorganize and clear out their apartments between summer and fall. However, many folks find the process daunting. The two tasks people struggle with the most are putting away clothes and clearing out closets.
While it can seem overwhelming and time-consuming, organizing your closet is worth it! It can make you money, save you time, and maximize your space. You can get dressed with less stress. Here’s how!
Yesterday on Huffington Post Live, host Nancy Redd led a live chat with Apartment Guide contributor Lisa Zaslow of Gotham Organizers.
Based on Apartment Guide’s recent survey, Lisa shared some great fall freshening tips including:
Is your apartment a little smelly? Here are tips to rid an apartment of any reminder of cigarette smoke.
Wet clothes… certain pungent foods… the odd, dead critter…
These are all serious smells that might funk up your apartment for days.
Few odors stick with – or stink up — a space, however, as powerfully as cigarette smoke.
If you’ve moved into a formerly smoky spot, here are some tips that will help with the toughest odor removal.
Before you attempt cleaning like this, do check in with your landlord or apartment community manager. Your landlord may prefer to provide a cleaning service to help remove the offensive odor.
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September 22nd is officially the first day of fall. Sadly, it’s time to stash away your tank tops and cargo shorts for knit hats and cardigans instead.
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Okay, we may not be qualified to suggest seasonal wardrobe adjustments, but we can absolutely help you when it comes to preparing your apartment for the fall season. Have you thought of these seven ideas yet? Continue reading
Spring cleaning may get good press, but we’ve discovered that fall is another popular time to air out your apartment storage spaces.
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According to a recent Apartment Guide survey, 80% of people reorganize or clean out their apartment between summer and fall.
The survey also revealed that 39% of people conduct major apartment cleaning once a month, while 31% perform a big apartment clean seasonally. Organizing and putting away clothes topped the list of challenging tasks for about half the respondents.
To help you with your closet freshening efforts this season, Apartment Guide is teaming up with organization expert Lisa Zaslow.
As you switch out summer clothes for your colder-weather wardrobe, Lisa advises that you may be sitting on a stash of cash in the form of old outfits you no longer wear. Why not make some money as you declutter by selling items which are only taking up precious storage space in your apartment? (Hint: you can even sell clothing online!)