Things You Do And Don’t Need In A Studio Apartment

If you’re accustomed to living in a nice big house, moving into a studio apartment is going to come as a big surprise. You may not know it yet, but you’re going to have to make some real compromises if you’re going to live comfortably in your new, much smaller home.

The first thing you need to do is take a good hard look at your new apartment. It’s much smaller than the inside of the moving van you were planning on using to move your stuff, isn’t it? Now go back home and start eliminating the stuff you can live without. Why were you going to take that echo chainsaw with you? Did you plan on firing it up inside your room just for fun? Were you going to use it as a decoration?

Don’t take the chainsaw with you. Let your dad look after it for you. It may come in handy when his McCulloch chainsaw is in the shop getting sharpened.

Your studio apartment, including its kitchen, may very well be smaller than your bedroom was at home. Take a look at the closet space. How does it compare with the space you had at home. You may be shocked to discover that its half as big. That means you can only take half the stuff that’s in your closet with you. That shouldn’t be a problem, though, since you’ve probably got old clothes and other stuff you’ve had since you were in kindergarten tucked away in the corners of your closet.

What do you have in your bedroom that you can or cannot do without? Are you going to need your desk for studying in your studio? If so, great, take it with you. What kind of bed do you have? Is it a gigantic king sized bed with a king quilt? Sorry, it’s probably not going to fit into your apartment. You’ll have to go out shopping for a new bed or convertible sofa.

If that idea doesn’t appeal to you, consider buying a futon. Futons are very comfortable to sleep on when you get used to them and can easily be rolled up and tucked away in a corner or even be used as a comfortable couch during the day. If you haven’t sold that quilt yet, you can used it as a couch cover during the day and it will keep you warm at night.

By the time you’ve culled all the stuff you don’t need, you’ll probably find that you can cancel the big moving van and pack everything into a station wagon instead. You’ll be glad you did, too. When you live in a studio apartment, you need all the space you can get!

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This post was written by Noel D'Costa on June 25, 2010

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