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If your apartment bathroom is small enough to make you claustrophobic, no one blames you for struggling with storage. 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.

If there’s one surefire, fail-safe, must-do secret to keeping your apartment clean, it’s this: Cut out the clutter. Unnecessary knick-knacks, piles of magazines, and clothes you don’t wear anymore only add to the general eau de slob around your place. So what can you do to keep the clutter under control? The first step is to cut the amount of stuff that comes into your place every day. And one of the biggest sources of clutter is junk mail. Chances are, your mailbox is filled with unwanted catalogs, credit card applications and all sorts of other junk. Even worse, you might lose track of something important – like a bill – with all that other stuff to wade through every day. So what’s the solution? Nip it in the bud. Opt out of junk mail so you don’t get all that unnecessary paper every day. Your apartment will be cleaner and your life will be a little simpler. Here are four websites that’ll help you do it.

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.