You’re moving to a new apartment – congrats! Let the packing begin. But before you box everything up, wait and think. Do you really need to bring ALL the things with you?
Apartment living brings its own set of rules with it. Whether you’re downsizing or looking to get rid of some things, there are items you have the freedom to let go of.
Let’s look at 8 things you don’t need to take with you to your new apartment.
1. Place Settings for 10
You only use about 6 plates at a time – tops. So save yourself the cabinet space and only bring the dishes you actually use. It’s wasted space to store dish settings for more people than can fit into your apartment at one time.
2. Power Tools
One of the great things about apartment living is being maintenance free! While it’s helpful to have some basic tools on hand, in case you want to hang a picture, power tools aren’t necessary. Leave the big repairs to the apartment staff.
3. Cleaning Supplies for Every Room
While you may need a couple of specialty cleaning items (we’re looking at you, toilet bowl cleaner), multi-purpose cleaners are the way to go in a new apartment. Having one item to clean several rooms saves space and money.
4. Specialty Kitchen Appliances
Waffles, paninis, and smoothies – oh my! Sure, it’s fun to mix up lunchtime with something new. But if you don’t use those waffle makers or blenders on a regular basis, donate or sell them online. Too many specialty appliances will overcrowd your kitchen storage.
5. All the Tupperware
Tupperware tends to multiply like rabbits. Before you know it, they’re taking over your kitchen. Save space by using a glass storage set. Buy only the sizes you know you’ll use on a regular basis. (Bonus: glass looks better than Tupperware too!)
6. Outdoor Furniture Set
Personal outdoor space is usually limited in an apartment. So that large patio set you have won’t fit. If you want to enjoy your small balcony or patio, get a smaller bistro set instead. You get the same practical use at an apartment living size.
7. Glassware for Every Beverage
By the time you store your mugs, cups, wine glasses, beer steins, whiskey glasses, and espresso cups, your kitchen is too full for much else. There’s no need to bring it all. Only pack two or three kinds you use most often. Besides, it might be fun to drink wine out of a mug.
8. Complete Bedroom Furniture Set
Yes, that entire bedroom set looks amazing in the showroom. But is your apartment bedroom as big as a showroom? Likely not. Do you really need two nightstands? Could you use a desk more than a dresser? Think practically about space, what you’ll need, and use.
Now You Can Pack Smart for Your New Apartment
Make your new apartment feel like home… without the clutter! These tips will help you move into your place like a pro, while also saving space and money in the process.
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