Tuesday, July 8, 2014
When it comes to apartment living, less is more. And not just in terms of furniture but everyday things too. These items may look good and seem like nice things to have, but you don't really need them.
Save money and strike these off your to-buy list...
Many people who live in apartments are often tempted to get a juicer or a food processor.
However, the truth is, you’ll probably only use these appliances once and never again. You’ll be able to do more with a good knife, a blender or one or two sturdy pots for your kitchen.
These gather dust and will need regular cleaning. Be smart about decorating - use a bed sheet or a stylish but affordable wrap as a furniture cover from time to time. You can also make use of cheap pillows that can be recycled as additional bed pillows.
Pricey bathroom curtains
A bathroom curtain is a bathroom curtain! If you’re thinking of getting one of these, remember that they have to be washed regularly. The cheap home store curtains for under P100 are more than enough, and they come in many stylish designs.
Linen napkins & hand towels
These are nice to look at, but in the end, will only be cleaning up spills and messes. Opt for paper towels or table napkins when you have company over. Linen napkins will require laundry and ironing to stay luxurious-looking. For hand towels, no one will bother reading the brand. Generic department store towels do the trick at a cheaper price, and the right color will be more than enough to give your bathroom that extra “pop”.
A full dining set
Save these for when you finally have a home of your own. An apartment can only fit in so many people, so you don't need six spoons, six forks and knives, plates and the like. In the event you have company over, you’ll be better off buying disposable plates, spoons and forks.