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How I Decorated My Entire Apartment Within 48 Hours of Moving In



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Hey everyone! I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since I moved into my new studio. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!

The feedback I’ve gotten from the apartment reveal has been unreal. Even though the design isn’t perfect yet, it’s definitely getting there. I think the coolest part of my studio transformation is the amount of time I was able to achieve it in. With some strategic planning, I was able to design my entire apartment within 48 hours of moving in. Yes, you heard me right! How did I manage to do this?

1. Create your own floor plan

Many people make the mistake of just using the floor plan the landlord or management company provides for you. This is a big no-no! Once you sign your lease, make sure to take exact measurements of every wall & crevice in your new home. This will help you decide what furniture you want to keep and what furniture you’ll need to buy! I suggest using http://www.planyourroom.com/ for visually mapping out where you want items to go into your new space.

2. Order and set up furniture while you’re in your old space

I know this may seem silly to most of you, but hear me out. If you’re already paying for a moving truck, then it shouldn’t cost too much more to have them move your new furniture as well as the items you already own. Ordering and setting up your new furniture before moving will ensure that once you move, you won’t have to assemble anything. We all know that assembling furniture can take many days and many

3. Utilize large Ziplock bags

Instead of just throwing items into a box, utilize plastic bags to separate similar items. For example, all my hair gels, hair sprays, hair appliances etc. were packed in the same box but separated with plastic bags. This made unpacking a breeze!

4. Keep clothing on hangers

This one may seem silly but hear me out! If you’re able to pack all your closet clothes in wardrobe boxes, that’s great! However, most moving companies only supply 1-2 wardrobe boxes, and let’s be honest, most of us need more room than that! For painless unpacking, keep hangers attached to your clothes when packing clothes into boxes. Make sure to tie a hairband around clothing that stays together in the closet. For example, I tied a hairband around all the hangers that were hanging my dresses. When it came to unpacking, all I had to do was untie the hairband.

And there you have it! Also, make sure to order the decor you want for your next home before moving into your new space. This will allow you to easily decorate as soon as your stuff is unpacked.

Do you think you’ll try any of these tips the next time you move? Let me know down below!

XO, Chelsey

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  1. Oh my god! you indeed decorated your entire apartment very quickly. These awesome ideas are indeed very helpful. Much appreciated for sharing.

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I’m an interior decorator, author, and “heirloom hunter”, discovering and returning lost family artifacts along my search for home accents. I'm also a dog mom, and very well aware there are some people who just follow me for him.

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