Personality? Yes. Memories? Tons of 'em. Stuff? Lord knows we've got that in spades. But, when it comes to extra storage space, it seems like that's the only thing our apartment is lacking. So, what's a pack rat to do? Magically increasing your square footage isn't really an option, and we're still waiting for Dropbox to come out with an analog version of its services (Can you imagine? "Will you drag and drop dirty laundry and random catalogs into the 'cloud,' please?").
Until then, it's up to you — and us! — to get creative about how you're going to keep your stuff in order and play up the eye candy, without creating more clutter while you're at it. For the expert tips, we reached out to our friends at Homepolish for some real-world solutions to keeping small spaces in check. Each spot that you see was a real NYC apartment the team worked on to decorate and restructure, so feel good about adopting these tips into your space, too! Ahead, find the six tricks to commit to memory.