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10 Tips for Small Apartments in Northern California

Nov 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

small living roomLiving in a small apartment is a great financial choice, and sometimes the only choice especially in big cities. Yet, we all know how difficult it can be to keep your apartment neat and tidy. Whether you live by yourself or have roommates, keeping your space open and not feel like the walls are caving in on you can be hard.

Lucky for you, there are experts in the field of organizing, decluttering, and space utilization that give you free tips that are easily accessible online. We found two different articles that will help you keep your sanity when living in a small apartment, both posted by Apartment Therapy.

The first article is all about the ten different rules you need to follow to get the most out of your space.

The 10 Commandments of Small Space Living

Written by Jennifer Hunter

Is your small space starting to get a bit cramped, a little claustrophobic? Maybe you’re downgrading to a more petite pad and you’re feeling a little freaked. We can help. If you follow these 10 commandments, you’ll be happily living small in no time. 

1. Thou shalt declutter your domicile

Especially in a small space, clutter can completely take over and make your home feel even smaller than it already is. Get it under control and take back your space, no excuses.

2. Thou shalt get a system to stay organized

Once you’ve gotten blissfully organized, you want to make sure to keep it up. Spend a few bucks and a few hours setting up a system so, even if you have limited space, everything has a place to go. It will keep you on track and your home feeling cozy not crazy.

3. Thou shalt make your furniture do double duty

When you have limited space, double duty furniture is a must. Why wouldn’t you take advantage of every inch you can? Think storage benches, under-bed boxes or even simple ideas like a dresser used as a nightstand.

[Click here to read the last 7 commandments of small space living]


It’s important to remember that living in a small apartment takes a completely different mindset.
Whether you’re all about getting rid of everything you don’t actually need, finding the best ways to organize, or just storing all of it, this next article is for you!

25 Easy Tips, Strategies, and Ideas for Small Space Living

Written by Cambria Bold

Everyone has a bit of a different take on coping with small spaces: it’s all about purging your stuff. No, it’s all about organizing your stuff. Wait, it’s all about storing your stuff! Pick and choose what works best for you, but check out the best 25 list:

  1. Install wall-mounted shelves above other furniture, and shelves above doorways.
  2. If you don’t love it or need it, get rid of it.
  3. Remove doors for an open layout. Hang up curtains where needed for privacy.
  4. Use the “One In, One Out” strategy. 
  5. Buy infrequently and with great care. Focus on high-quality and long-lasting pieces, even if you have to save up for them. Make sure they fit your space perfectly.
  6. Buy a bed with storage capabilities, either drawers underneath or a one you can jack up or loft.

[Click here to read the rest of the tips, strategies, and ideas for small space living]


Living in a small apartment can feel scary at first, but with all the decluttering, organizing, and storing tips and tricks available you’ll conquer it in no time! You may even learn that small space living is something you love and don't ever want to go back to having lots of space.

Yet, if you find yourself just crossing your fingers and ticking off the calendar days until you can move out of your small space into a bigger one then check out HignellRentals.com Where we have apartments, houses, duplexes, and multiplexes available for rent in Northern California! You'll be able to find the home size that fits you and your belongings at a price you can afford. Take a gander today, you won’t regret it.

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