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post #1 of 12
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it's much smaller and I worry about the cats in the space but it very bright and is 2 bedrooms and we will be back in the town that we love. I have to look for some space saver ideas. Anyone got any. I'm thinking about getting those cat walk things, do you guys no the ones I mean? Maybe get a lanky cat tree and a few of the cat walk (katwallks) things.
post #2 of 12
Hi! You can buy bedrisers that will raise your bed and give you extra storage space underneath.
post #3 of 12
Congrats on the new apartment !! It's not smaller, just more cozy !! I don't have any great ideas though, sorry! Although, I did save some space by using those plastic drawer units in the closets. Enjoy settling in!!!
post #4 of 12
My advice is to get rid of lots of stuff. Keeping things clear and clutter-free with make the space bigger. Congratulations on your new apartment!
post #5 of 12
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yes I think I will have to do the rise thing and the closet thing not a bad idea. Here's the finale.... now i get to tell the current land lord we're moving! if anyone remembers there is still no heat, certain lights don't work and our shower has been broken since our first week so I really don't care!!! he called asking for rent today (we haven't paid him do to the whole heat thing) I tried calling him back and left a message saying we won't pay rent till the heat is on and we can never get in touch to tell you these things...he hasn't called back. isn't that a laugh, so good bye & good riddins! I'm checking out cat trees on ebay, looking for maybe 2 as we have 2 cat seperate from the others. I'm very happy! We'll even get to make a garden, and the landlord is putting in washer dryer hookups soon!
post #6 of 12
Congratulations I am so happy for you. Be sure and use as much wallspace as possible. And maybe use small furniture in the living room like a love seat and a chair instead of a sofa depending on the sofa size. And try and avoid putting too much stuff in one area. And if you could there is this great show on the home and garden channel called freestyle and they have great ideas on such things as that.
post #7 of 12
Congratulations on finding a new place..The plastic drawers that have been mentioned I have used before even in my bath to hold towels, makeup, etc..you can get them in most any size for a very reasonable price. I have also placed a dresser in my closet before to give more floor space in my bedroom..I am sure you will be able to find what will work best for you and your kitties..Again, Congrats. When will you be moving in?
post #8 of 12
Perhaps you could rent a storage unit if you have lots of extra stuff that you don't really use much. That could save lots of room. Congrats on the new place
post #9 of 12
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I don't think much will fit in the closets...we will have a little bit of a basement area to use, I won't be in until the first but may be able to start moving things sooner.
post #10 of 12
I moved into a my new apartment almost a year ago and it was also much smaller then my pervious place as well. I have had to make use of things like storages boxes under the bed and undercounter organizers alot for my most of my junk. Down-sizing and getting rid of my non-essentials really helped as well. I was a bit of a clutter bug prior to the move but learned very quickly that my new place wouldn't allow for that.
My cats however adapted to the smaller space very quickly mainly because of the addition of a kitty recreation unit that made use of height instead of width. I have it infront of my window and it is about 6.5 feet high and had several different levels and features for them to amuse themselves with.
Lastly window sills extentions and a clear veiw outside goes along way in keeping my cats amused also. Mine are exclusively indoor cats but I made a point of putting several bird feeders close to the outside of the window which really interest them. They will spend hours watching the birds eating.
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I moved into a my new apartment almost a year ago and it was also much smaller then my pervious place as well. I have had to make use of things like storages boxes under the bed and undercounter organizers alot for my most of my junk. Down-sizing and getting rid of my non-essentials really helped as well. I was a bit of a clutter bug prior to the move but learned very quickly that my new place wouldn't allow for that.
My cats however adapted to the smaller space very quickly mainly because of the addition of a kitty recreation unit that made use of height instead of width. I have it infront of my window and it is about 6.5 feet high and had several different levels and features for them to amuse themselves with.
Lastly window sills extentions and a clear veiw outside goes along way in keeping my cats amused also. Mine are exclusively indoor cats but I made a point of putting several bird feeders close to the outside of the window which really interest them. They will spend hours watching the birds eating.
that's my plan with the cat tree and what not(though suddenly I'm not sure that's an option right away as planned) , down sizing...oh yeh you better believe it!And a clutter bug? I can relate
post #12 of 12
Congratulations on your new place, cats don't need that much room to be happy
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