One of the things that usually worry people when they’re downsizing is how they will be able to manage life when living in tiny apartments. They often wonder how they will be able to maintain the quality they were used to, only now in a small space.
That, however, shouldn’t be a worry. Living simply is the best way as Elizabeth Ann Seton states it, “live simply so that others may simply live”. With good organization of your apartment, life will just seem to be normal, but cheaper.
So how exactly do you manage to stay in a tiny apartment and still make life to be interesting? Here are some of the ways.
How to live in a Tiny Apartment
Make each space a storage space
Storing your items in a tiny apartment can seem complex. But with good organization, you can be able to store them just perfectly. Books can be mounted whenever possible and also, you can order for furniture designs that can store items, for example, a table that can be used to store stuff underneath or a bed that folds to give space for keeping other items.
Read about our tips on organizing your tiny house. The basics are mostly the same in a tiny apartment.
Dispose off unnecessary items that you don’t need
Human beings tend to get attached to certain unnecessary items over time. Tiny apartments do not have enough space to keep all these items. Therefore, one of the ways to ensure that your tiny apartment will not be overcrowded by items is by disposing the things you rarely use. A good way to dispose of is through donating.
Keep small-sized furniture
Keeping tiny furniture in small apartments can save space a lot. Where there isn’t enough space, you can opt to improvise and innovate certain positions where furniture can fit. For example, creating window seats helps a lot of space for sitting is minimal. Also, these seats are of great value as one can enjoy the sunlight or outside view when seated there.
There are many furniture out there, made with tiny spaces in mind. If you don’t find what you are looking for, you can always have it made to order, or better still make it yourself.
You do not want to feel cramped when moving around the house. Renting a small storage unit can help in keeping off clutter which would otherwise make the house untidy. Get rid of unnecessary pieces of papers, a pile of books and clothing to reduce clutter in your tiny apartment.
Let in light into your tiny apartment
Let sunlight into your tiny apartment to give it a feeling of a normal home. Pull off heavy curtains during the day and open up the windows to let the light into the house. Lots of light opens up the space and makes it look bigger than it really is.
Plan how to live your life in the tiny apartment
Depending on what you like to do, whether watching TV, sleeping or just being at home, you should allocate some space and dedicate some time for what you will be doing. Because of the small space in a tiny apartment, you may realize that accomplishing all your tasks may be hard, but there is life outside your tiny apartment. You can take a walk and enjoy life outside your house. You will live a more fulfilling life this way.