Organization Hacks To Help You Save Room In Your Apartment

Do you ever feel like you have more stuff than you do space to put it all? I think we’ve all been there! We must admit, there is nothing better than finding a hack to make your life a little easier and to help you solve that issue! Check out 6 tricks to help you save space and keep organized!

1. Shower rings in the closet

Clothes are often the biggest culprit for taking up so much space, especially when sweater weather arrives. What if we told you that shower curtain rings can help you with this problem? Yes, you read that right! The rings you use in the shower to hang your shower curtain can actually be used to help you save space in your closet. Hook as many of the rings as you can on your hanger and hang the clothes from the rings! This is the perfect way to hang light clothing items such as tank tops, bathing suits, and belts. Not only does this give you extra space by using less hangers but keeps everything nice and in order. 

2. Fridge Bins

The fridge is another common area that can feel like it gets crowded pretty quickly and sometimes it feels like there is just not enough drawer space to put everything. Well we can solve that! Let’s call it a DIY Drawer! Fridge bins are bins that you place in your fridge that act as a makeshift drawer! This way you can keep your fruits, veggies, dairy products, etc all in one organized container. Those days of digging deep into the fridge will be a thing of the past!

3. Lazy Susan

If the bin idea just does not seem like it is for you when it comes to making room in your fridge, try the lazy susan hack! Place a lazy susan on the top shelf and store your condiments such as ketchup, mustard, and salad dressings on there. These are bulkier items so this hack will save you space on the other shelves of your fridge and all you have to do is give it a quick spin! It is a convenient way to find what you need quickly.

4. Baskets

Baskets are your best friend when it comes to organization. They are a convenient place to store blankets and pillows in the living room, your pets toys, kids arts and craft supplies, and so much more! Not only are they great for storage but they will not be an eye sore and distract your guest from the overall look of your place. They look cute and can fit in perfectly with your apartment decor! 

5.Plastic shoe holder in the pantry, linen closet, etc

Who said plastic shoe holders have to be just for shoes? Hang one of these in your linen closet and keep anything from extra towels to cleaning supplies in there! It stays hidden and out of the way but it has multiple slots so you can store a decent amount of items in there and it is easy to access when it’s cleaning day!

6. Labels

If you are really into keeping everything organized, you may want to invest in labels! Labels are extremely helpful when it comes to keeping track of where things are especially in busy places like the fridge! Not to mention, it is a time saver when you are in a rush and need to grab what you are looking for quickly. You can purchase your own label maker on Amazon

Hopefully these tips & tricks can help you stay organized! There are so many more that you can use to make life a little simpler. What are some of your favorite hacks? Share them with us! 

Apartment Decor Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

When you get invested into a TV show, you invite those characters into your home and they invite you into theirs.  You may even feel like they are a member of your family. You become connected to their storylines and go through the ups and downs of their lives along with them. You see many different types of styles on television whether it is clothing, food, or even apartment/home decor. Have you ever wanted to decorate your home like your favorite shows? Well now you can! 

1.Friends

Most of us may agree that Monica’s apartment is one of the most recognizable sets in television history. Her apartment is where the 6 friends spend most of their time together, when they are not getting their daily cup of coffee at Central Perk, and it is the perfect place to just hang out. If you want to create the same vibe for you and your friends, check out Cute Furniture’s article on how to “Decorate An Apartment In F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Style – Monica’s Place”. Also, let’s be real. You cannot forget the iconic yellow picture frame to add to your front door as the finishing touch! You can find that here on Amazon! 

2.Golden Girls

“Picture it. Sicily. 1922.” Golden Girls is just one of those feel good shows that can bring a smile to your face after a long day. While the 4 women had very different personalities, their decor throughout the house seemed to suit each of them well. For years we saw them laugh, cry, and argue in the many different rooms of their Floridian home. If you are a Golden Girls fan and are into more of an old-school fashion look, Apartment Therapy breaks down each of the rooms pictured in the show and links where you can find replicas of the furniture!  

3.Mad Men

Mad Men is a show based in the 1960’s so if you are into a dated but modern style, you may want to take some decorating notes from Don Draper. Apartment Therapy’s article “Mad Men Shop Set Home Decor” gives us a guide to stepping foot into the Mad Men world. While the furniture is a bit on the pricey side, there is no need to fear! LivingSpaces.com shares “11 Retro Furniture Types” and links to the stores where you can find 1960’s inspired items for all price ranges! 

4.Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Fans of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt know that she and her roommate, Titus, have a very fun, bright, and quirky style which matches their lovable personalities. If you need a little color in your life…ok a lot of color… replicating Kimmy’s style is the move for you. ElleDecor gives us a guide of how you can bring this eccentric style into your own home! 

Gilmore Girls, Frasier, New Girl, That 70’s show, just to name a few, are some of the many television shows that can totally inspire your apartment decor along with these 4 staples in television!  Why live vicariously through your favorite characters when you can bring a piece of their world into your own? Happy decorating!

Virtual Tour FAQ

During these unprecedented times, it may feel like a challenging task to find the perfect place to live while a pandemic is happening. Our apartment communities are excited to be offering an option to take a virtual tour of our homes! Here are some FAQs about Virtual Touring:

What is a Virtual Tour?

A virtual tour allows future residents to tour a home by video. This is a unique experience to aid you in your quest for your new home. We understand that life happens and you cannot always find time to schedule a physical tour so we want to help you out by giving you the opportunity virtually!

How do I set up an appointment for a Virtual Tour?

Once you express interest in taking a virtual tour, our team will connect with you to learn more about what you are looking for in your new home. The tour will be scheduled based on your schedule and what time works best for you. 

What app do I need for a virtual tour?

Our team is flexible when it comes to the platform in which the tour will take place. You can schedule a tour of the specific apartment home that you have had your eye on through Appfolio, Zoom, Google Duo, or Facetime. We’re here to help and can work with you to insure your tour is seamless!

I do not have the time for a virtual tour, is there another way that I can see the apartment?

Of course! We have also made it easy to step inside by converting videos to Youtube so not only do you have easy access, but you can watch the videos as much as you want and whenever you want. Also having the ability to convert 3D tours is just like walking through the community but you don’t even have to leave the comforts of your home to do so! While we continue to tour onsite at our communities, we are doing so by appointment, so please call ahead if that’s your preference!

What are the benefits of Virtual Touring?

One of the biggest benefits of touring is that this allows you to tour from the comforts of your home all while following the CDC social distancing regulations. It gives you the opportunity to decide if you feel the home is right for you before coming out to do a physical tour which saves you in time and gas!  Also, in some cases, the tour can be recorded, giving you the chance to review and visualize where your furniture will fit without having to lift a finger.

Virtual Touring is a new experience to many so it is normal that you may have a lot of questions! Our team would be happy to answer any that you may have.  For more information, please do not hesitate to call the office and schedule that tour today!