Apartments have many advantages among living choices: You don’t have to worry about lawn maintenance and if the hot water heater burns out, you don’t have to shell out the money to fix it. Who wants to spend their weekend cleaning the pool when you could be enjoying it? They can also be a comfortable and convenient way of living for many people at different stages of life. One challenge that is common to many apartments is a lack of storage space. Combine your closer living quarters with lack of storage space and you can end up with overwhelming clutter.
Luckily, many Camden Communities have storage options within the apartment. However, if you live at a Camden Community that doesn’t have storage, or even if you (gasp!) don’t live at a Camden Community, there are some great savvy space-saving options available.
You can purchase furniture that has a dual purpose. For instance, the ottoman in the living room or bedroom can double as a storage space for books, blankets, or other items you don’t use on an every day basis. Back in the day of water beds, there were drawers underneath. You can now find conventional beds with this same great feature.
Bookshelves just aren’t for books! Sure, they work great in the living room area for books or knick knacks, but you can also put them in the dining area or bedroom space. Go to your local craft or department store and purchase cloth baskets, and you now have storage space that eliminates clutter. Coffee tables and bench seats for the dining area can all be found with storage underneath the seats.
Don’t forget, just because you are in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t customize your space to work for you. And don’t forget to customize your closets!
If the closets in your apartment offer only a hanging rod and upper shelf, you are wasting closet space.
Browse through the storage solutions aisle at your local home improvement or discount store for closet organization systems that you can mix and match to customize your closet storage. Think about what you need to store and how when choosing components: For example, if you have a lot of folded sweaters and sweatshirts, you may need more shelf space than hanging space. A hall closet can be reorganized to hold your coats as well as paper and bathroom supplies, small appliance that aren’t needed everyday, and so forth.
If you are looking for more than just a place to keep your stuff – and really want to make your apartment your home – then you have to check out a Camden Community . At Camden, there are other great programs in place to make you feel “at home”. There is the create your space program where you can have accent walls painted from a swatch of pre-selected colors, or newly renovated apartments in some markets where your apartment home is custom painted, has crown molding and so many other new great features that have never been considered in apartment living in the past.