I have a lot of things to pack into my moving truck. How can I make the most of my apartment space?

While apartments in Melbourne come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your individual living needs, there are a few things everyone can do to make the most out of your new living space. If you've been having trouble keeping up with organization in your current place, this can be the opportunity for a fresh start and a structured plan for keeping the mess away! When you're ready to start removing things from all those boxes, following these few steps can help you maintain a tidy living space without the hassle of constant clean up. Read through this FAQ to get some tips on how to live without clutter!

If you're eying one of the Melbourne apartments with a spacious, walk-in closet, we can give you some suggestions on how to maintain this space in an orderly way. It is a good idea to acquire some sturdy, non-slip hangers that will help keep your clothes off the ground. You can even buy specialty hangers from Bed, Bath, & Beyond or even Wal-Mart to help further expand your hanging area. Having a good set of hangers will keep you from creating piles of clothing that can be a hassle to pick up! For all the items you don't need to hang, like socks, underwear, and sleepwear, you can acquire an affordable set of wooden or plastic drawers to help keep you organized. You can keep each type of garment separate to prevent digging through drawers and accidentally knocking stuff out later.

If you have a lot of hobbies, particularly related to arts and crafts, now is the time to make sure all your items are secured and placed in containers. Apartments near Melbourne can offer residents additional storage space in certain floor plans. If you like to sew, it is a good idea to go through all those excess fabric strips now and get rid of the ones you don't need! It can save you a lot of time even before your move. Once you move into your unit, you can acquire plastic pins of varying sizes and shapes. This will help you keep track of what you already own. I know I have been guilty of buying things two (or three) times by accident!

For residents who are avid book readers or collectors, nothing can replace the value of a sturdy, roomy bookshelf. If you've been keeping your books in dusty piles around the apartment, you can clear up a lot of space by placing them neatly inside a bookshelf instead. Wal-Mart and Target have wooden bookshelves at affordable prices, so you won't be hurting your wallet too much!

The above ideas are great starting places for residents who want to start fresh and live a more organized lifestyle with their move into apartments near Melbourne. If you want to get a head start and check out some of the floor plans available, you can use our website and view the layouts for most communities in the area!

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