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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.

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.

Storage racks help even the biggest shoe aficionados keep their footwear organized.
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:

There's a thin line between hoarding and just being messy. Do you know which category you fall into?

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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?

Freshen Up Your Closets This Fall (Infographic)

Click the image to view the full infographic. Spring cleaning may get good press, but we’ve discovered that fall is another popular time to air out your apartment storage spaces. 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!)

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Brownstones Apartments in Novi, MI
Brownstones Apartments in Novi, MI
  Making the most of limited space is the name of the game in apartment living. Live comfortably and enjoy your apartment space by employing proven decorating strategies when arranging your living room. You can make a smaller living room feel much larger when you find space-saving furnishings that serve multiple purposes, create clever storage solutions, and add unique decorative accessories.

Check out the cities where closets give you more room to spread out.

Apartment Guide Reveals the Best Cities for Closet Space

If spacious closet real estate is high on your apartment priority list, Apartment Guide has information you need. In cities across the country, closet storage varies greatly. Apartment Guide analyzed its own nationwide rental listings, looking specifically at storage square footage. In May, the Huffington Post and Triangle Business Journal reported on Apartment Guide’s research revealing the cities with the largest average closet space. Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, and the Kansas City-Lawrence, Missouri areas topped the list for generous, out-of-the-way storage. After the jump, check out the full list of cities offering more spacious storage.

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