The dawning of the new year is an ideal time to step back, take a look at your surroundings and get organized. To make tackling your home projects a bit easier we’ve rounded up our best home decluttering advice.
The new year is here, and for many of us, it’s time to get organized and purge old stuff to make room for the new. In brownstones and townhouse apartments, where closet and storage space are often limited, decluttering can seem overwhelming. We asked some professional organizers for their top tips for brownstone dwellers.
It’s become tradition to harness the optimism of the new year to get organized. But before you run out to the nearest Container Store or dream up a space-saving closet system, consider the top six insights from this studio-dwelling minimalist.
The new year brings new beginnings. You want to start fresh, and you’re ready to finally get rid of those things you’ve been holding onto forever. But where to donate? There are a number of places in Brooklyn that will take stuff off your hands and get it to people who need it.
Your Apartment Has More Storage Space Than You Think — If You Know Where to Look
If you’re not the type to get rid of half your stuff, check out these artful ways to optimize space and cleverly tuck away possessions for later use.
Our brownstone has fairly typical dimensions of 19 feet wide by 40 feet deep. In our upper duplex we have a living/kitchen/dining floor and then a bedroom floor. We chose to build three good size bedrooms rather than have one that is only big enough for a desk or a single bed. The compromise we made is that we don’t have a walk-in closet in the master.
For better or worse we opted not to carve up our floor space on the parlor floor with a coat closet. We didn’t move many walls on this floor so there just wasn’t a great place to build one. Every closet location we considered intruded too noticeably into the space. But we still have coats!
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