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How to Refresh Your Apartment in 2023

Refresh Your Apartment in 2023

It’s a new year and for a lot of us, it’s time to set new goals and making positive changes in our lives. One sure way to create a fresh start is to give your space a makeover. Refreshing your apartment can create a clean and inspiring atmosphere to help you achieve your goals. In this blog, we’ll explore some easy tips and tricks to help you give your apartment a facelift as we get into the new year. So, let’s get started!

Schedule a Deep Clean

There’s a big difference between cleaning and deep cleaning. We all keep our places tidy with regular cleaning—wiping down surfaces, vacuuming and sweeping the floors, dusting, and scrubbing the bathroom and kitchen—but once a month, set aside a day or two to give the apartment a deep clean. That includes washing the windows, scrubbing the oven, and cleaning out the refrigerator. Doing a deep clean on a regular basis will help to keep your home looking great and make it easier to stay on top of regular maintenance.

Organize Drawers & Closets

The first step in organizing drawers and closets really well is removing everything inside them, and sorting items into piles based on categories—groups like clothing, kitchenware, toiletries, and any other items that need to be stored. Once all your items have been sorted, begin putting them back into the drawers and closets. Drawer dividers and bins can help keep items organized and make them simple to find when you need them. You may even consider adding labels to drawers and shelves to make it even easier to locate what you need.

Update Walls with Affordable Artwork

Any room can get an instant facelift with wall art. Look at your existing decor and furniture to determine what type of art would best complement the space. Thrift stores, second-hand shops, and online art galleries are all great sources for affordable pieces. When selecting art for the walls, consider the size of the room and the size of artwork that will best fit the space. Measure the walls and compare the measurements to the size of the artwork. Hang the artwork in a place where it will be noticed. Remember to take into consideration the existing furniture and other decor in the room when deciding where to hang the art. With a bit of creativity and a few inexpensive pieces, an instant refresh is within reach. 

Renew the Space with Indoor Plants

How about a living addition to your apartment. There are all sorts of indoor plants with different heights and textures to choose from. Tall plants like fiddle leaf figs can add a dramatic element to a room, while small succulents are great for adding a touch of greenery to small spaces like window sills. Incorporating different types of plants with different colors and shapes can create an interesting and inviting atmosphere. As a bonus, plants can help purify the air, too. Place the plants in areas where they will receive indirect sunlight and water them according to a proper schedule for the particular plant. For example, succulents require little watering. Whatever you choose, house plants can easily bring a new look and feel to your apartment.

Store Seasonal Decor & Furniture

As the seasons change, you may want to change up your furniture and décor. That may mean putting some pieces into storage. When the season is over, carefully pack away your seasonal items in seasonal storage boxes and bags. If you have space, you can store these items as they are or in bins and containers in your closet or under your bed. If you don’t have the space, consider renting a storage unit. Clearly label your boxes or containers so you know what is inside them. Also, make sure to clean and protect your items so they stay in good condition until you’re ready to use them again.

At iStoreGreen Self Storage in Brooklyn, New York, we understand how difficult it can be to keep your home and apartment organized. We also understand that it can be difficult to find storage space in a city as crowded as New York. That’s why we offer secure and affordable storage solutions for short-term and long-term needs.

Whether you need to store a few items for an upcoming move, or you need a place to store your extra furniture and belongings, iStoreGreen Self Storage can help. Our Brooklyn facility offers a wide range of storage options, including climate-controlled units with drive-up and 24-hour access. With our convenient location and competitive rates, iStoreGreen can help you get your apartment refreshed and organized in 2023.