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DIY bookshelves

If you're in serious need of a storage solution in your apartment, you only need a few wooden crates, some paint and hardware to build your own bookshelf! What's great about this project is that you can customize it, making it as small or as large as you like. Since I have no bookcases in my place, I decided to fill my entire wall. Four stacked crates would also work just as well.

painting apartment

Once the movers bring all of your belongings to your new apartment, you still have some important details to sort through before you can truly feel at home. Here's a motivating thought: when the work is done, you can really enjoy your new home! Follow this post-move checklist for tips on how to settle in to your space.

downsizing to move

Downsizing is both freeing and stressful. It's never easy to pare down a lifetime of memories, and most of us tend to associate our belongings with events and the people we love. Here are some downsizing tips to help make sure you don't make any mistakes, but pare down enough to happily move to a smaller home or apartment.

Moving out of a dorm and into your first college apartment is a big step– say goodbye to sharing a tiny room! Instead, you’ll share a somewhat larger space with your friends and have more freedom about what goes in…

studio apartment

Small-space living comes with its share of quirks. But when you live in a studio apartment that’s not even big enough to have interior walls, you’ve got an extreme design challenge. How do you arrange it in a way that’s functional, comfortable, and doesn’t make it feel like you live in a cave? [find-an-apartment] Fortunately, we know that bigger isn’t always better. Here are 9 ways to transform your studio apartment into a small wonder: 1. Create mini-rooms. Since a studio apartment is often one big room, you have to break up the space into different living areas. If you’ve got a chair and a lamp in one corner as a designated reading area, define that space with a small rug and a picture on the wall. Likewise, arrange your couch and TV as you would in a living room.

downsizing is good for you

If your kids have moved out and you no longer want or need a big house, chances are you’re going to downsize at some point in your life – maybe more than once. The good news is this: Going smaller is good for you! Here are five reasons bigger isn’t always better: [find-an-apartment]

1. You’ll save money

This one’s obvious: In general, smaller spaces are less expensive. Downsizing to a smaller house or apartment is good for your wallet:

downsizing

A smaller space will mean less to clean and maintain. You’ll hopefully rid yourself of all the stuff you just don’t need. And obviously you’ll save money on rent and utilities. Downsizing is an opportunity to start over.

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