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5 Space Saving Tips If You Have A Small Apartment

We are all often faced with this problem of space with too many things to accommodate into our homes but all in that minimal space. In fact, what looks to be an impossible task would in fact be a piece of cake when we take the right steps to control cluttering and cramping of stuff inside our home. All it requires a little bit of patience and an open mind to maintain a neat and clean atmosphere at home. These few tips below would help you take complete control of your home.

Through that clutter out: it is often surprising that a reasonably sized house of about a thousand square feet could be a rat hole for two people to live in. the culprit here would be the possessions you would have been saving up through the years even if you have not used them even once. An ideal way out would be to set apart a day for cleaning and first make a checklist of the things present in each room.

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Once you are armored with a list you could go about ticking the items you need as your daily amenities. Then a second round of ticking which are a must in your cupboards like essentials like medicines etc. rest everything you could pack into the garbage bags either be given away or thrown out. The items should include old greeting cards/books, non-fitting clothes, unused mugs and broken cutlery.

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Arrange the cupboards and closets: with all the clutter packed it would now be easy for you to organize the left out belongings in the cupboards and closets in a systematic manner. You could also label each drawer with the similar type of items inside so that searching for that important file would not leave you frustrated in future. Organizing the cupboards can leave you with a sense of satisfaction and you would feel even more at ease each time you open them.

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Create space:  another important tip to make best use of the available living space would be to create space meaning to say when the apartment does not have any shelves or cabinets you could buy some movable shelves or cupboards and set up against the wall or more better if you could custom build it. This would save a lot of space and all the papers and books scattered on the floor would automatically find their places. These shelves could also be used as make shift artifact display place where you can display some nice vases or dolls.

Choose multipurpose furniture: when you are living in a small space, the best idea would be to purchase furniture, which are dual purposed, as for example a sofa could be a box type as well as a pull out sofa cum bed. This way you could stuff in some of your belongings inside the box and use the furniture as a couch during the day and a bed at night. This innovative design would not only save space but also prove to be very useful.

Shop but be a clever shopper: there is no stopping on your shopping habits but make sure you shop for only necessary items, which would be of some use, and not be a part of the clutter, which would be occupying unnecessary space in your home.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on January 18, 2012

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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