6 Tiny NYC Apartment Hacks

Since moving from a house to an apartment in Manhattan, I’ve realized two things. 1) WTF IS UP WITH THE RENT-SPACE RATIO. And, 2) WTF IS UP WITH THE RENT-SPACE RATIO. Let’s face it, here in this glorious city, unless your cacking it like a macdaddy, chances are your space might be a little limited. I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks here and there, and while browsing the interweb instead of doing adult things, I picked up a few more. Here are 6 of my favorites that I came across! I hope they help encourage you to buy more shoes since now you have some extra room.

1) If you’re in a studio, adding a bookcase is a great way to separate your living space from your sleeping space. Plus – the cubby kinds add on some extra storage room!

2) Never defy the power of a little wallpaper and some glue. Adding some texture or pattern to the back paneling of your shelves will take your space from 0 – 100 real quick Drake style.
3) When in a rut – DIY! Buying a cheap utility cart from IKEA, and a can of gold spray paint from Michaels, can have you a glam bar cart in no time! I especially like this tutorial from this site, since it is the perfect size for small spaces.
4) Mount and build up, honey! Take just as much advantage of your wall space as you do your floor space.
5) Let’s face it – it’s New York. Some of the best restaurants (not to mention Seamless!) are right at your fingertips. If you’re lucky enough to have a dishwasher in your place, and you’re not using it for dishes, why not use it for your Valentino’s instead? 
6) If your tiny bedroom just won’t let you squeeze anymore furniture in it, opt for a class armoire, in which you can easily keep on display in your living room or entry way. It also adds extra table service, great for displaying all of those Threshold candle sticks that you binged on at Target over the holidays ammiright?
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