Organizing your apartment bedroom can help you feel more comfortable at home. After all, it’s the place you go to get rest. And if you have roommates, your bedroom probably serves quite a few more functions — it might also be your home office, or even your dining room. Though it’s tempting to stuff things under the bed or in the closet just to get them out of the way, taking time to tidy up is so worth it. Read on for a few ways to help get you started with organizing your apartment bedroom.
Arrange and Rearrange
Figure out the best place for your furniture. This can be tricky if your bedroom needs to house your desk, dresser and bed, but don’t be afraid to rearrange your furniture until it feels right. Experiment with angling pieces of furniture, too. Ask a friend or roommate for help — besides assisting with any heavy-lifting, they might have great ideas for furniture placement.
Find a Place for Everything
Yep, even that random, lonely sock needs a place to go. Take inventory of what you have, and figure out logical storage places. If necessary, think about buying items that’ll make this easier. For example, underbed storage boxes are inexpensive and can be perfect for keeping your bedding, towels and even extra clothing. Also, a hanging shoe organizer (available for less than $20 at most home stores) put up in your closet doesn’t have to only hold shoes — you can put accessories or folded clothes on each little shelf, or use it to hold light boxes of supplies. Best of all, you can take it with you to your next apartment. Once you’ve found a place for everything, it’ll be so much easier to stay organized.
Don’t Neglect Your Closet
Big or small, a closet is a huge help when it comes to organizing and keeping your bedroom tidy. Hang up clothes after you finish the laundry, and place a hamper in the closet to keep all of your soiled clothes in one place.
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Doing the dishes, vacuuming, dusting, laundry — a lot of work goes into maintaining apartments and keeping your apartment clean. But one simple task that’s easily overlooked is changing your apartment’s air filter, which is something that needs to be done every 1 to 3 months depending on the type of filter you have. Not only can it improve the air quality inside your home — it catches dirt, dust and pet dander — but it can help your apartment’s air conditioner run more efficiently.
Since regularly changing the air filter can help keep an apartment’s air conditioner running smoothly, some apartment complexes may handle doing this for you. For most renters, though, this is something you’ll need to remember to do on your own. Set a reminder on your calender, or pick an easy day to remember like the first day of the month, so you’ll always know when it’s time to change your apartment air filter.
Know the Size of Your Air Filter
Before you go out and buy a new filter, write down the size you need — there are quite a few sizes to choose from, so you’ll more than likely wind up guessing wrong if you try. If you don’t see the size clearly written on the air filter that’s currently in there, call up your apartment manager and ask.
Buying an Air Filter
Air filters range in cost from a few dollars to as much as $30. The cost depends on the quality and lifespan of the filter, so consider doing some research beforehand. A good air filter may make an apartment more comfortable for allergy sufferers.
Replacing the Air Filter
No need to be intimidated by a big A/C unit. Replacing your apartment’s air filter is easy — you typically just have to pop it into place or slide it into place. If you’re unsure of where the filter goes or how to put it in, contact your apartment maintenance to ask, or to request that someone come in and do it for you.