This post is part of my Quick Fix Friday Series. The Quick Fix Friday Series is comprised of cheap and simple tricks to make your life easier. I started this series because I often feel like I have no time to make a change in my apartment, and I wanted to remind myself that it’s true. I also have realized that while there is a plethora of information about quick fixes when you own a house, that isn’t necessarily true when you live in an apartment. Each of these tasks takes under five minutes.
With the first week of school underway, I am craving all projects that take a really limited amount of time – Ha! Anyone else in that same boat?
That’s why I’m excited to share with you a simple tiny-apartment change that I made this week. I talked in this post about my dreams for my little apartment. One of the little things I talked about was needing to find space for my towel to hang dry because of this situation:
So, there was this spot on the other side of the closet, similar to where my robes are hung (to the right of the doors in the image above). It was perfect. But it has been home to a bed frame I borrowed from my mom that had been there for like, a year, because even though I see her most weekends, getting a bed frame to my mom in my little Chevy Malibu is…complicated and easy to forget about.
I wrote it down a thousand different places, and finally asked if I could put it in her car one day when she picked me up to go to the Farmers Market. Brilliant!
Now, I have the perfect little spot for two towel hooks – one for my body and one for my hair!
I hung these Command Hooks adjacent to each other, since that provided more space than placing them next to each other.
When I take my morning shower, I usually leave my body towel to hang over the door until I’m just about ready to leave, then I hang it on the hook. That way, it isn’t super moist and doesn’t get all mucky quickly.
I have to tell you, even though I wrote this super positive post about why it’s okay to chill out and take your time with things, it feels SO good to have gotten this done!
Here’s a little update of where I’m at on this list as of today:
Talk to sisters about coffee table
- D – wtf is with this bean bag chair??
Find home for reusable bags Bed frame to moms house Hang towel hooks in bedroom Find new home for donations COUCH Arrange bedside table
- Lower super high shower shelf
- Revamp system for online selling
- Get a rug – $45
- Refinish coffee table – $20
- Get Bedroom Art – in process
- Replace the truck with a dresser that can hold DVDs – in process
Make desk a workable space Move off kitchen table
- Window treatment for sliding glass doors
- Reorganize Bathroom closet
- Upgrade the trunk
- Reupholster dining room chairs
Phew! Truthfully, this list has actually gotten longer over the last few months. Once I have it mentally sorted out, I’ll put it all down on electronic paper for you!
What kinds of little, inexpensive projects have you done recently? I would love to hear or see what has made your life easier.