8 Tips for Dealing with Life in a Small Apartment

8 Tips for Dealing with Life in a Small Apartment

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Nancy Mitchell
May 17, 2015

If you, like a lot of recently minted college grads, are looking at furnishing your very first 'adult' apartment, you may be feeling excited and also a little overwhelmed. Maybe you want to graduate from the thumtacked posters and empty liquor bottles look of the past, or maybe you're just wondering how in the world you're going to fit all of your stuff into such a small space. We dug into our video archive for some helpful tips.

If your small apartment is starting to seem even smaller now that you're trying to fit all your stuff in there, check out this tip from professional organizer Fay Wolf about getting the very most out of your apartment's storage potential.

Small spaces can be attractive spaces, too. Judy Ross, a textile designer who lives with her two sons in a 600 square foot apartment in Manhattan, has a little advice about how to how to make a small space look big.

Just because you're living in a rental doesn't mean you can't sneak in a little fun pattern. Here's how to add wallpaper to your rental, without losing your deposit.

The best way to keep a small space uncluttered? Stop clutter right where it starts — at the front door. Setting up a landing strip will help make clutter control an easy and seamless part of your everyday life.

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