A while back, I read an article on Apartment Therapy about cheap ways to spruce up your apartment. The idea stuck out to me. We rent a fairly big, yet inexpensive apartment in an older building, so it's nice to find little projects to make the place seem more homey (until we can afford to buy our dream home). Here are the top two AT tips:
- Clean your home.
- Get rid of something.
Even though we're fully into summer (despite the weather), I still feel the itch to spring clean. I completely gutted our walk-in storage closet the other day, so at least that's looking a little better.
We thought for a while that there might be a chance of moving in September, but now we think we'll be staying put and, that said, it's time to make some upgrades to make our old place feel new to us.
Annoying little thing #1: Chipping paint on cabinet doors. I don't know if it's noticeable to anyone else, but it's noticeable to me.
Solution: Get some of the original paint from the landlady and give them a fresh coat, along with some pretty new contact paper for the shelves.
Annoying little thing #2: Our second bedroom isn't really a second bedroom. It's a catch-all for anything that doesn't have a designated place (read: the place everything gets shoved when last-minute company drops by.)
Solution: Re-organize the space. Give it a purpose. Ditch any and all items that we don't use/forgot we owned.
Annoying little thing #3: I never fully embraced the bathroom colour. I'm still not sure I really like it. The girl at the paint counter screwed it up, I know it.
Solution: Re-paint? Agh. That's not too appealing.
Do you ever get the itch to make some changes? It happens to me all the time.