- 1- The full furniture set
- 2 - Glassware for every type of liquid
- 3 - Select kitchen appliances
- 4 - Cleaning products for each room
- 5 - Accessories for your accessories
Let’s face it: an apartment is probably not as big as you want it to be and the longer you live there, the more stuff you eventually start hoarding.
Eventually, a day will come where the closet you shove everything into will become too full and you will find yourself in the middle of a hoarder’s tsunami.
Unfortunately, when you live in an apartment, there are some things that you are just going to have to give up or throw out.
Here are 5 ‘must haves’ you really should NOT have:
1- The full furniture set
A staged room on display might look amazing but it is not the only way the cookie crumbles.
There are many ways that you can set up your bedroom without buying into the entire look that you saw in the shop or online.
Every room is different and every homeowner has different tastes. Maybe you don’t have room for a dresser because you want a desk in your room instead.
Only buy parts of the bedroom set that you need. You can always go thrift shopping or follow DIY trends for inspiration on how to complete the look in the room.
2 – Glassware for every type of liquid
You probably have a small kitchen like most people living in the city.
A big kitchen is a beautiful dream to have but you have to be realistic. Of course, you will need to buy the necessities like plates, bowls, and utensils but when it comes to glasses and mugs, less is more.
You can easily drink water out of a mug and have your drink out of a normal glass. A large collection of glassware allocated to every single beverage known to man takes up space.
You might want to keep shot glasses around though. We all know those days do come around when we’ll need them. Luckily they never take up too much space.
3 – Select kitchen appliances
There are some things in your kitchen that take up space:
Do you really use that blender every day? Is it necessary to leave the mixer out instead of putting it away? And how many of the knives in the knife block do you use regularly?
You can start by downsizing in the kitchen by getting rid of the things that you rarely use that take up the most space.
You’ll find that you won’t even miss the things that you get rid of, mainly because you haven’t been using them as often as you want to.
4 – Cleaning products for each room
Say hello to all-purpose cleaner. It is about to become your best friend.
You really don’t need special tile cleaner for the bathroom and special counter cleaner for the kitchen. There are some specialized cleaning products that you do need, yes, but all-purposes cleaner is perfect for, well, all purposes.
Specialized products are usually more expensive, which is unnecessary because you can make your own eco-friendly cleaning products at home, too.
Baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar, and a few drops of essential oils will leave your apartment looking fantastic. Save money and space and stick to what you need.
5 – Accessories for your accessories
If you flip through any design magazine, you will see different accent pieces that complement different accessories in your rooms.
Pillows might go perfectly with the vase in your living room and those curtain holders will be perfect with the tablecloth. It creates a beautiful picture but be careful of over accessorizing.
Remember that your apartment should feel like a home; a place where you can be comfortable and not stress out about ruffling the throws over the couches.