We’re on the cusp of the holiday season!
And that means you may be entertaining guests at your apartment over the course of the next month.
Even though your apartment is incredibly roomy, clutter may be taking up some of your valuable entertaining space.
Rather than making your friends feel cramped and uncomfortable (not to mention silently judging you for hanging on to things you had in your dorm room), now is the time to declutter your apartment!
Here are some of the things you can easily part with to free up floor space in your apartment!
Evaluate Your Personal Library
Are you an avid reader? Good chance your bookcases are so full they’re starting to sag. And your “to be read” pile has become several stacks scattered around your place.
Rather than letting these books linger and take up precious room, you should purge your bookshelves.
Look, we understand that asking a reader to part with a few books is a big deal. Yet, if you take a closer look at your personal library, we’re fairly certain you’ll find books that you’ll never read again. Heck, you may even discover books you didn’t even enjoy reading!
After you’ve removed these old books from your shelves (and various areas around your apartment), it’s time to give them a good home.
You can either donate these to a local charity or literacy organization, or share them with your friends. There’s no sense keeping all these books around collecting dust and taking up space when you can offer them to others to enjoy!
Once you’ve freed up space on your shelves, you can relocate your unread books to a better spot than your end tables.
Maximize Your Storage
There are lots of accessories around your apartment that you use all the time. Although your balance ball, backpack, old, comfy slippers and other additions don’t get in your way every day.
However, today is not every day. When you’re entertaining guests no one wants to keep moving your exercise equipment from one place to another or smell your old shoes.
Before your friends arrive, spend some time relocating these items to out-of-the-way locations.
Smaller items and clothing can be placed in plastic containers that can be stored under your bed.
Clean up your kitchen counters by placing small appliances in your cabinets for the time being.
Buy a shoe rack for your closet and relocate the various sneakers, slippers and dress shoes that you normally leave by the door.
Even the littlest items can take up considerable space in your living room and kitchen. So it’s best to maximize your storage options and keep your guests comfortable.
Making Your Restroom More Accommodating
The one area of the apartment that everyone dreads cleaning before a party or gathering is the bathroom.
Between the various skin and hair care products, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, and medicines, apartment residents pack a lot of stuff in the smallest room in their homes.
Luckily, there are two great ways to organize and declutter your bathroom: an over-the-toilet cabinet and a shower caddy!
Cabinets that fit over your bathroom’s toilet are a great way to store and organize your essentials in a space that normally goes to waste.
Easy to assemble and reasonably priced, these cabinets are the perfect place to store your cleaning supplies, toiletries and cosmetics,
A shower caddy fits over the nozzle to hold your body wash, razors, shampoos, conditioners and various skin and hair products.
Get Ready To Socialize At 363 Bond Street
Feel better about making your apartment more comfortable and presentable before your holiday gathering?
We hope so!
While it’s always a good idea to declutter your apartment, there may be times when your guest list extends the confines of your apartment.
Thankfully, 363 Bond Street offers other places where you and your neighbors can gather during the holiday season – and throughout the year!
363 Bond Street apartment residents are welcome to enjoy themselves at our onsite Social lounge that features billiards, a fireplace and plenty of room to socialize. During the summer months, feel free to gather at the rooftop pool or the luxurious courtyard.
Contact us today to learn more about using our community amenities for your holiday gatherings!