How to Get Some Extra Storage Out of Your Bedroom


Your bedroom can fill up surprisingly fast with clothes, shoes and other items. Thankfully, there are several ways to create more storage space in your apartment.

Use these apartment living tips to make extra places for storage in your bedroom:

  • Store dry cleaning clothes in a tote. Instead of throwing them on the floor, place them in a tote to take to the dry cleaners.
  • Buy a nightstand with storage. Choose a nightstand that has a drawer or two in it for storing smaller items or books.
  • Put clothes in baskets or bins. Clothes that aren’t quite ready for the hamper yet can be stored in decorative wicker baskets instead of being tossed on the floor or left on a chair.
  • Invest in a bed with storage. Buy a bed that has storage drawers underneath it. If you’re not ready for a new bed, buy flatter storage bins that slide under your bed.
  • Use cubby-style shelves. These work well for storing things like bags and shoes that don’t fit in your closet.

Our community has plenty of spacious floor plans to choose from.

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Ways to Refresh Your Home Without Spending Any Money


If your apartment is ready for a makeover but your bank account isn’t, don’t give up just yet. It’s possible to create a fresh new look without spending any money at all. Try these apartment design tips that will keep your money in your pocket where it belongs.

  • It’s time to get rid of stuff. Unused items can be sold or thrown away, while keepsakes and seldom-used items can be placed in storage. As the clutter begins to clear, your apartment becomes more spacious and the remaining items take on a new relevance in your home.
  • Now that you’ve got a little more space, start thinking about how you can arrange your things in a way that makes them more useful. You can then create spaces in your home that are functional to any task.
  • Most importantly, don’t be afraid to experiment. It’s your apartment design after all! There are no rules.

If you have any other questions about apartment living, contact our team today.

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Cut Down on Your Impulse Buys With These 3 Tips


It can be fun to shop impulsively, picking up little (or not so little) items as inspiration strikes. However, it’s not so fun to look at a low bank account balance or to realize that you don’t wear half of your clothing. The following impulse buying tips will help you spend less on items that you don’t need, leaving more money in your bank account for important purchases.

The first step is to prioritize your spending. Make a list of larger items that you want and work out a plan for saving up for the top two or three items. Having this goal in the back of your mind can make it easier to step away from the sale rack.

Once you’ve taken control over planning major purchases, unsubscribe from retail email lists. You don’t need to know about every sale, even at your favorite stores. You can always check out the sales before you out to shop.

Reach out to our sales staff to learn more about our community.

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Start a Unique Collection With These 5 Ideas


Starting a collection of something is a great way to discover your own unique style. Collecting items can be a rewarding and exciting experience, and one that can play well into your home decor. If you’re looking for ways to enhance your apartment living experience, here are some tips on how to start your collection.

Think about your style. Would you consider yourself rustic? Modern? Vintage? This will help you figure out how and what you would like to collect. If you’re a vintage person, search consignment shops for old sewing boxes or ribbons. If you like rustic things, head over to a country home shop and find something there. The sky is the limit!

If style isn’t helping you, then consider color. What color scheme is your apartment? What colors do you like to wear? Looking at these attributes might help point you in the right direction. The colors we surround ourselves with say a lot about the person we are inside, and starting a collection is easy when you can figure out your unique color scheme.

If you would like to schedule a walkthrough of our apartments, contact us today at The Sheffield.

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