Moving into an apartment from a townhome or suburban house can be quite an adjustment. Even items that you thought would easily fit into your space end up looking overly large and out of place. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get creative with the space that you have. You will likely be surprised to discover that you’re able to fit in everything that you need to enjoy your space — without feeling cramped or cluttered.

Go Digital

One of the first things you realize in apartment living is that storage space is at a premium. Anything that can possibly be contracted should be — and that starts with old documents and pictures. Transfer your DVD and CD collection to the cloud and look for ways to digital store or shred your documentation. Online storage not only saves space in your apartment, it provides you with quick and secure access to your documents.

Fill in Big Spaces First

It’s likely that there are certain places where you don’t want to compromise, and that’s okay! If you want that queen-sized bed, go for it. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to compromise elsewhere to regain the space.

Create Storage Where You Can

Apartments don’t have a great deal of horizontal space to store items, so it’s time to get vertical! Consider hanging your coats on the wall instead of taking up closet space and stacking items more than you necessarily would have in a house.


Even if you downsize your stuff, you’re still likely to have more than you truly need to be happy and secure in your apartment home. Vigorously declutter your life before, during and after the move. If you aren’t absolutely in love with something — get rid of it! You’ll be surprised how freeing it can be to reduce the mess in your life.

Ready to find the ideal apartment home for yourself and family? Call us today at 716-803-4312 see the options available at Waterford Townhomes or book an appointment. You can also view a 3D tour of our lovely homes online.