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Add Storage Space to Speed Home Sales

When it comes to residential real estate, storage space sells. No matter the age or style of property, prospective buyers check every closet, scope out the garage and generally look for bonus space where they can stash the stuff of everyday living. If you're considering putting your home on the market, plan to expand... Continue Reading »

Storage Solutions in a Small Apartment

After years of dreaming about moving to the big city, Allyson Taylor finally made her dream a reality. However, her move into a small studio apartment quickly turned into a nightmare. While she never considered her former suburban apartment particularly special, it was downright spacious compared to her new living... Continue Reading »

Open Closets: Bringing Visible Order to Chaotic Rental

Have you ever considered bringing your closet into the open? The concept of open closets has been popping up all over the internet. I love this idea, especially for small spaces. It's a great way to display your beautiful wardrobe and it's a fun design idea. This might not be for everyone, but it's something to consider.... Continue Reading »

Moving With Storage Containers: Packing, Unpacking Made Easy

Without a storage container, Cher Woehl's cross-country move would not have been possible. Woehl had just three weeks to pack up her 4,500-square-foot home in California for a move to her fiancé's 2,200 square-foot log cabin Frederick, Md. While she considered hiring a moving company to pack for her, she wanted a... Continue Reading »

Bookcases Made Better Are a Great Apartment Design Element

If you think your home library feels overstuffed with your collection of dozens of titles, imagine living in a small space packed floor-to-ceiling with more than 6,000 books! Such a space does exist, but luckily for the claustrophobic among us it's only an exhibit in London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Part of a show... Continue Reading »

Need More Storage Space? Go Vertical!

As a tiny space dweller, my number one tip for maximizing living space is going vertical. Whether it's creative bike storage options, shelving, or displaying your collections, vertical space is where it's at. Let's check out a few of my favorite space saving strategies: Bike storage Many apartments don't have bike... Continue Reading »

Apartment Design Blogs: Space Solutions Galore

Design blogs have tackled stubborn issues with creative solutions this week. So if you've tried to shrug off the frustrations of a lack of space, only to have clutter re-emerge, find fantastic new storage fixes below. Then, keep it all smelling fresh and clean (sans chemicals), add a foolproof flower pot, and throw a... Continue Reading »

Creative Shoe Storage For Small Spaces

The first thing I do when I get home is kick off my shoes. Most of the time my shoes end up in a big pile by the font door or thrown in the closet. To solve this problem, I've been on the lookout for customizable and creatively designed shoe racks for small spaces. You'll be amazed by some of the awesome solutions I've... Continue Reading »

New Apartment Must-Have: Well-Stocked, Stylish Liquor Cabinet

Maybe it's the "Mad Men" craze in full swing, but there's a resurgence in not only having good alcohol, mixers, and a shaker on hand but also a stylish way to store them. A recent article on Rented Spaces focused entirely on this theme and how to re-create the look of lead character Don Draper's home. The Miami Herald has... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Eco-Modular Furniture From Way Basics!

Building blocks aren't just math and science toys anymore. Thanks to Way Basics, an Irvine, Calif.-based producer of eco-modular storage and home furnishings, they've become furniture for adults, too. The team at Way Basics uses 99-percent post-consumer recycled paper and turns it into durable zBoard cubes, which then... Continue Reading »

Clever Hiding Places for Your Valuables

So you're looking to place your valuables somewhere hidden, but you can't afford to trick out a secret room in your apartment, nor can you afford the world's most expensive safe. Now you can conceal your keys, credit cards, passport, jewelery, or other items in plain sight inside any of these top-secret options. Just... Continue Reading »

What's Hot on RentedSpaces This Week

Get tips on renting the perfect house, cleaning it, maximizing storage space in it, even how to hang onto it in the unfortunate case that your landlord lets it go into foreclosure. It's all here in this week's roundup of top posts on RentedSpaces! Need More Storage Space? Try a Door Running out of storage space? Go... Continue Reading »

Storage Space Gets Interesting

Need to "cook up" a hot outfit for your next date? Simple. Pull a lightweight sweater from your oven and check your refrigerator for a suitable pair of shoes. Arrange for 30 minutes and then serve up some sexy. The New York Post recently featured several New Yorkers who use everything but the kitchen sink to store... Continue Reading »

Need More Storage Space? Try a Door

Putting a bed on risers or installing shelves is usually the go-to solution when dealing with organizational conundrums, but don't forget about the usefulness of a door when trying to maximize storage in your apartment. Over-the-door organizers are not just for towels and shoe racks anymore. Manufacturers have... Continue Reading »

Brother, Can You Spare A Sparefoot?

Perry Nelson, 31-year-old M.B.A. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, rents an apartment and makes money off it. For the past semester, she has been charging $25 a month to rent out the space next to a desk in the corner of her dining room as storage to a student who is studying abroad. How did she come up with... Continue Reading »

Rent More Than Just Your Housing

Not sure you can make your rent this month, or just need some extra pocket money? Look around your place and see what you have that other people might want to rent–for cash. facilitates private-party rental agreements for just about anything you can borrow or lend, from baby equipment to computers to... Continue Reading »

A (Very) Alternative Small Space Solution

When you live in a small home, you always hear the same advice: Pare down your belongings and invest in storage to hide everything else away. Clutter, it's presumed, will make the space feel claustrophobic. But Ryan Korban, a 25-year-old interior designer, has taken the opposite approach. Korban, who has designed the... Continue Reading »

How are you going to squeeze 17 people into your tiny apartment for Rosh Hashanah dinner tonight? Especially the leader of the free world? I mean after his warm wishes to Jews this morning, maybe you should make room for the first family, too. Convinced now? We may have the solution to your space-crunch. Continue Reading »

Puzzled About Shelving? Try These Tetris-Inspired Shelves

Small spaces demand creative thinking when it comes to storage. If you're twisting and turning your apartment-storage space over in your mind, why not have a little fun? Enter the shelving that looks and functions similarly to the classic video game Tetris. (Without the collapsing element of the game, of course....) Continue Reading »

How to Maximize Off-Site Storage

Have you outgrown your closet? Or do you feel like you've outgrown your entire apartment? If you're spending money every month on off-site storage here are a few tips to get the most for your money. Continue Reading »

Welcome to Daddy's Apartment: How to Make Kids Feel at Home

You're young, newly single and just moved into an apartment. You have a place carved out for the television and game console. But what about your kids? No matter how frequently your kids visit you, be sure to have a dedicated place for them. Small gestures mean a lot. Here are some tips for making your kids feel... Continue Reading »

Apartment Earth: Cool Cardboard Furniture

Newly-constructed furniture usually has a hefty environmental price tag. Choose an angle: new furniture is typically harvested from non-Forest-Certified wood. A majority of furniture is manufactured overseas in awful work conditions. The toxic glue used to hold it together can be hazardous to your health. And, depending on... Continue Reading »

Apartment Moving Tips & Advice

Here are tried-and-true moving tips and advice to make your apartment move go as smoothly as possible: DO.... * Secure keys to your new place first * Give away unwanted items and minimize what will need to be moved * Rent temporary storage space if your schedule or budget requires it Continue Reading »

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