Don’t worry! There are some pretty simple ways of making your life easier and keeping both you and your kids happy. From storage to decluttering, you can make your apartment life easy. Just keep reading!
Having small kids means you’re going to be inundated with potential keepsakes. But you don’t have to keep every piece of artwork or craft project your kids come home with. Throwing things away will help limit clutter in your small space and it will give you the chance to feature the really special pieces you may like in the future.
The same goes for getting rid of old toys and clothes your kids may have outgrown. Nostalgia is great. But not when it’s taking over your life and your home. Donate old baby clothes and toys.
If you seem to be drowning in old books and movies, maybe consider donating them to your child’s daycare or preschool so other kids may use them.
Donating unused items is a great way to keep your home clutter free!
2. Organization is Key
It’s important to have spaces for all of your kids’ belongings. Shelving, storage cubes, and designated play areas will keep toys out of the way in your living space. It will also help teach your kids how to be responsible.
Giving each child their own special basket or bin for their items will make them feel special and will help keep your apartment tidy.
3. No Multiples
Having a million sippy cups or plastic plates may seem like a good idea, but in small kitchens, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by multiple dishes. A few items for your kids is really all you’ll need. Let them pick out their favorite characters or designs and use those.
Donating the rest of your extra dishes will de-clutter your kitchen and free up a lot of space.
4. Use Your Neighborhood Amenities
Do you live near a park or a trail? Taking advantage of the great community amenities surrounding you is a great way to get your kids out of your apartment for a little while.
It’s also great to research the public transportation services located near you. This can give you the chance to get your kids out and into the community without having to bother with your own personal vehicle.
5. Give Your Kids the Master Bedroom
Kids and their stuff can take up a lot of room. And if your kids share a bedroom it may be a good idea to give them the larger bedroom in your apartment.
While this may seem like a big sacrifice, it really isn’t. Giving kids a larger space gives you the opportunity to keep their belongings organized better. And it lets them grow up in a space that doesn’t feel too claustrophobic.
More Ideas for Living in a Small Space
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