Welcome to 2016! A new year brings new opportunities to improve your lifestyle, including bettering your current apartment – or maybe even moving to a new one. This does not mean that you have to spend a lot of money. In fact, you can dramatically improve your apartment lifestyle and save money simultaneously, by starting the year right and following a few simple apartment lifestyle hacks.
In the Kitchen
As you desire to eat healthier in the New Year, it is likely that you will be cooking at home more. There are many useful kitchen hacks to help you cook easier, and live a healthier lifestyle. For example, you can hang a cookbook or recipe from your kitchen cabinet with a pants hanger. It will be easier for you to see the pages, and will prevent spills. And here is a tip to cut down on kitchen germs: use an upside-down binder clip to hold your sponge upright so it dries faster.
In the Living Room
Instead of spending thousands of dollars on purchasing new furniture, you can rent furniture. This also gives you the ability to obtain a new, fresh look every year, as well as the ability to adapt your furniture as the lifestyle needs in your apartment change.
In Your Bedroom
We all want to be more organized in 2016. One way to store your clothes, particularly in a small bedroom, is by purchasing or renting a bed with drawers built into the frame. Or, store summer clothes in plastic bins underneath the bed. If you don’t have enough room to hang your clothes, consider adding a second clothes bar in the closet or the bathroom – with your community’s permission, of course.
Outside Your Apartment
One of the greatest perks of the apartment lifestyle is the people whom you call your neighbors. Make 2016 the year you meet more of your neighbors, as you walk around the apartment community or attend a social gathering or charity cause at your community. You may even find babysitters, pet sitters and a friendly Uber driver to help provide solutions when you are in need.
The Area Surrounding Your Apartment
One of the primary reasons people choose to live in apartments is their proximity to stores, restaurants, entertainment and work. You can have a healthier lifestyle – and save a tremendous amount of money this year – by walking or biking to work. And, shopping local boosts the area economy. Plus, by living closer to work, you will be able to have more time for your personal life (besides, sitting in traffic is no fun!).
When all else fails, a new apartment may be the best lifestyle change for you. Sometimes, a fresh beginning is just what the doctor ordered. The team at ApartmentSearch.com can help you find the best apartment for you and your family by helping you quickly build a customized list of potential apartments based on rate, amenities, neighborhood, school ratings, walkability and other factors. Plus, ApartmentSearch is the only national apartment locating service that provides up to $200 in rewards when you tell your new apartment community that you found them through ApartmentSearch.com. Why wait? Start a brand new apartment lifestyle for yourself today!