In today’s economy it’s not uncommon for a couple or a small family to have to move from a house to an apartment. If you’ve had to move from your house to an apartment building, it’s okay if you don’t really know how to handle it or live in an apartment. Here are some tips that will help you cope and keep you sane while living in an apartment building.
In your house you were probably used to being as loud as you want, having plenty of room to move around and all of your items had a place of their own. Your children probably didn’t have to share a room and maybe you had more than one bathroom, and now you and your family have to squeeze together in a apartment that isn’t quite as big as your house was.
Maybe you don’t have a family just yet but you and your partner were used to throwing get togethers often that lasted through all hours of the night, and you felt free since you didn’t have to worry about waking the neighbors with every move you make. You feel that you won’t be able to have a barbecue every Sunday and invite all of your friends over.
Either way, you’re worried that you may have to alter the way you live because you’re moving from a house to an apartment, and the truth is you probably will. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be happy with the way you’ll be living. You just have to learn how to adjust.
For those who like to throw a lot of get-togethers or have young children that like to run around a lot, and you are moving into an apartment building where there will be neighbors underneath you, than you may want to consider getting an apartment on the bottom floor. This way you don’t have to worry about the neighbors under you getting angry that you are up during the middle of the night. Your neighbors also won’t have to deal with your children running around and shaking their entire house. If you see some of the units of the linq condo, you will realize that it is more convenient to live on the ground level. This will also give you an idea on how to have a quality yet less costly way of arranging your interior design.
If you like to have barbeque’s and a lot of outdoor get togethers than look for an apartment that has a deck and again, the bottom level will be good for you.
If you don’t have the room for all your belongings anymore than consider having a yard sale or renting a storage unit so you don’t have to get rid of anything. Hold them in the storage unit until you need them or until you move into a new house.
If you have a family and now your children have to share a room when they aren’t really used to that than it’s important you remind them that you are struggling and it’s just for the time being until you can start making more money. This is a good way for them to become closer together, but you shouldn’t make a boy and a girl share a room since they are so different and like such different things.
When two sisters start to argue about who was borrowing who’s clothes without asking than separate them until they can work things out. If you ever had to share a room with your brother or sister than tell your children what you did to work out arguments, and what you did to make it work.
Remember that you’re in an apartment so you have to do your best to be quiet and kind to your neighbors, try to make friends with your neighbors so they can get to know you and know your personality and what kind of family you have. This is good to do so that way if there is ever a problem that they have with you or a problem you have with them, you can feel more comfortable to be open about it with them.
Moving from a house to an apartment can be difficult but it doesn’t have to fully change the way you live your life. Just do your best to make it work and find ways to live how you want without upsetting any of your neighbors and without getting evicted.