We live in a 528 square foot studio apartment. One of the thing we’ve been putting off is having a storage system for our shoes. Today, I finally took care of of that problem by buying a pack of cardboard shoeboxes from uline.com, taking photos of every shoe we own and stacking them on top of each other nice and snuggly against the back wall of our closet.
The problem was that we had shoes by the doorway and shoes in the closet which were all taking up precious floorspace. There was also one box with more shoes that we never unpacked since we moved in ten months ago. I also started to wonder where my family who is coming in August would put all their shoes. I did tons of research for the best shoe storage solutions but none were versatile enough. The new rule I established today is that only the “day’s shoes” should be by the doorway while everything else stays in the closet.
Ever since I started living on my own, I realized that there is something I find refreshing about living in a small apartment (my first apartment was even smaller at 350 square feet). I’ve concluded that it’s because I hate making decisions and easily get anxious when I have too many options. With the constraint of a small apartment, my buying options are drastically cut down to two things: 1. it has to be small, 2. preferably wall-mountable. It also forces me to make decisions since we can’t afford to have clutter just lying around. So far, my small apartment strategy has been effective in putting myself in situations where I have no other choice but to overcome these things.from Nikki Sylianteng - Blog http://ift.tt/T2NWif