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Decorating Your Bedroom for Restful Sleep

We’ve all heard and read the reports about the downsides of poor sleeping: obesity, increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, brain fog, memory loss, and more. Plus, it just makes you cranky, tired, and irritable. There are many reasons why you can’t sleep such as insomnia, stress, or other health reasons. (In these cases, you need to talk to your doctor.) Or maybe you’re just a night owl or you live with a bunch of noisy roommates. However, in order to preserve your health and sanity, here are some decorating tips for your bedroom to help you get some quality zzzs.  

  1. Your mattress. This is one area where you don’t want to cheap out. Invest in a quality mattress. A new trend in mattress design seems to emerge every week, so you are certain to find a brand that best suits your body type and sleep style and is within your price range. Most major mattress and furniture companies offer monthly financing at reasonable rates. P.S.: While you’re shopping for mattresses, pick up a nice bed for your dog or cat. Sleeping with your pet may be cozy, but can disrupt your sleep.
  2. Lighting. You have heard all about the effects of blue light on sleep. Try to limit screen time before you go to bed. At the very least, adjust the settings to nocturnal level to help your brain transition to sleep mode. The same goes for TV if you have one in your bedroom. If you have windows in your bedroom, consider hanging blackout curtains.
  3. Temperature. This one is tricky if you share an apartment with only one thermostat. Numerous studies have demonstrated that cooler temperatures promote more restful sleep. You can help lower the temperature in your bedroom with fans and by using lighter-weight, lighter-colored bedding, such as cotton blends.
  4. Sound. If you need to drown out your roommates or other neighbors, you can buy an ambient noise machine. The bells and whistles will determine the cost, but you can block out sounds with nature sounds, such as gentle rain or crashing ocean waves. The same goes for waking up. Instead of being jarred awake by a blaring buzzer, consider being lured into consciousness by soft music.
  5. De-clutter. Being surrounded by piles of dirty clothes, shoes, boxes, and piles of random stuff can be unsettling to your psyche and disrupt your sleep. Do yourself a favor and get your bedroom organized. Donate or sell items that you no longer need or use. You’ll feel better, sleep better, and feel great if you’ve helped a local charity or added a few bucks to your bank account.

 

By making even a few small changes to your bedroom décor, you can enjoy a more restful sleep. You’ll have a tranquil place to retreat to when you want to get away from your roommates, and you’ll reap the benefits of more energy, greater productivity, and a better mood. Your roommates, coworkers, and your body will thank you.

Get a Great Night’s Sleep at a Vision Community

At Vision Communities, we have floor plans to fit any budget or family size. Our spacious, studio, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartment layouts provide cozy space  Check out our luxurious apartment floorplans in one of our communities and enjoy life at the VC. 

Schedule a tour today and see why Vision Communities is a great place to live. 

 

How to Rent an Apartment with Bad Credit

Life happens. Many potential tenants are in a situation where they are trying to rent an apartment but have bad credit. The pandemic has been a major source of financial hardship for plenty of well-meaning renters who are still trying to dig their way out of the aftermath. Maybe you lost your job or had your hours cut. Perhaps you lost your health insurance and have major medical debt or incurred unexpected massive car repair expenses. Or you just got way out of hand with pandemic-boredom online shopping. To add insult to injury, most property management companies will charge you to perform a credit check before you are even considered for an application. Why pay good money (around $50) just to get rejected? Regardless of the reason why it happened, bad credit can stand in the way of renting an apartment, or can it? Here are some strategies to help you get approved, even if your credit score stinks.

  1. Check your credit score. This initial step can be scary, but it’s important. You can get a free credit report that lists your TransUnion and Equifax (the two major credit reporting agencies) scores. Check the report carefully for any errors. If you find any, contact TransUnion and Equifax to get them resolved. What you can then do is get a letter from these agencies that explains the error and correction to your score.
  2. Find an apartment with no credit check. These opportunities are few and far between. However, if you are renting from an individual instead of a corporation, you might stand a better chance of being accepted as a tenant.
  3. Gather references and proof of income. Get a letter from your workplace verifying your employment. Back this up with copies of pay stubs and bank statements. If you successfully rented an apartment in the past, get a reference letter from your former landlord(s).
  4. Offer to pay more upfront. If the property manager is willing to negotiate, offer to pay a higher security deposit than what is required and/or pay several months’ rent in advance.

Explain your situation to the apartment manager, if your reasons for having bad credit make sense and you are demonstrating a good-faith effort to pay down your debt, you will have a much better chance of being approved. Landlords are human, but they are also business people, but in today’s economy and facing a lot of empty units, they may be more willing to take a chance on a higher-risk tenant. Once you’ve been approved, make sure you pay your rent on time, while at the same time, continuing to pay down your debt. As you work towards improving your track record and credit score as a responsible tenant and debtor, more doors will (literally) open to you in the future!

Get a fresh start at a Vision Community

At Vision Communities, we have floor plans to fit any budget or family size. Our spacious, studio, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartment layouts provide cozy space  Check out our luxurious apartment floorplans in one of our communities and enjoy life at the VC. 

Schedule a tour today and see why Vision Communities is a great place to live. 

 

Tips for Saving on Your Apartment Energy Bills

As we eagerly anticipate spring and warmer temperatures, we also know that it won’t be long before the thermometer reading soars, and we’re figuring out ways to stay cool. With skyrocketing energy prices, everybody’s budget has taken a hit. What can you do to stay comfortable in your apartment without breaking the bank?

The approach you take depends on the age of your apartment building. Many of today’s new builds are based on green design principles that may include solar energy, tempered windows, and other features designed to work with the environment instead of against it. It may be a little more challenging with an older building, but it can work. Fortunately, most apartments come with central air conditioning and many still have ceiling fans which can work to your advantage.

Here are some tips for keeping cool during the summer.

Ceiling fans

Ceiling fans aren’t everybody’s idea of decorative lighting, but they can come in handy during warmer months. They can work in tandem with your AC to circulate the air in your apartment. Consider running the ceiling fan while you are home and have the air conditioning running. While it may sound counterintuitive to use more electricity to save on your electricity bill, it makes sense. If your ceiling fans, which use less energy than the AC unit, help circulate air, the AC will not have to work as hard, thus reducing overall costs.

Smart thermostats

Smart thermostats are trending right now. These are thermostats that will adapt to your energy usage patterns and adjust the indoor temperature accordingly. For example, if you keep the temperature in your apartment lower from 6 to 11 p.m., the thermostat will lower the AC temperature during those hours. It will regulate the temperature to be warmer during the day when you aren’t home. Ask your property manager about installing a smart thermostat. Some utility companies will install smart thermostats for free or at a reduced charge. The catch is that you allow them to monitor your utilization as part of their overall seasonal trend data.

Draperies

Light-blocking curtains are handy for keeping it warm during the winter, but they can serve the opposite purpose during the summer. Consider drawing the curtains during the times you aren’t home to block out the sunlight and heat. And forget about the notion that all light-blocking curtain panels are black or other dark colors. You can find light-blocking window treatments in a variety of colors and weights to keep your décor light and breezy during the spring and summer. If your apartment is drafty and leaks heat during the winter, then cool air is escaping during the summer. You can block the space under your front door with a towel, blanket, or piece of fabric. Get creative.

LED bulbs

Incandescent light bulbs are becoming harder and harder to find and with good reason. LED bulbs, last longer, use less energy, and are much cooler than their predecessors. The good news is that the prices of LED bulbs have gone down quite a bit so you can afford to replace all of the light bulbs in your apartment. While the initial cost may be a little higher than what you’ve paid in the past, the LED bulbs will pay for themselves through reduced energy bills and not having to replace them very often.

Hopefully, these tips will give you some ideas for when it gets really hot. If you plan now, you can seamlessly transition to summer without compromising comfort and saving money as well. The good news is that all of these hacks incorporate either something you already have or items that you can pick up for little or no cost.

Get a fresh start at a Vision Community

At Vision Communities, we have floor plans to fit any budget or family size. Our spacious, studio, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartment layouts provide cozy space  Check out our luxurious apartment floorplans in one of our communities and enjoy life at the VC. 

Schedule a tour today and see why Vision Communities is a great place to live. 

 

Preparing Your Balcony or Patio for Warmer Weather

Warmer weather means spending more time outdoors and that means it’s time to get your balcony or patio in shape for spring and summer. Outdoor living has been trending lately and just because you have a smaller space doesn’t mean that you can’t transform it into your personal oasis. Patio furniture and décor have become more affordable and are crafted from materials that are lightweight, durable, and can withstand the elements. Plants and lighting can also do wonders to add some green space and color to basic brick and mortar and concrete surroundings. Here are some ideas to get your balcony and patio ready for the warmer months ahead.

Proper Cleaning

Clean the inside and outside of the sliding glass doors. Use a commercial window cleaner or opt for an all-natural product like vinegar. Next, sweep away any dead leaves, dirt, and debris that have accumulated over the winter. You can also use a mild cleaner to mop the balcony floor or cement patio (since the concrete is sealed it’s safe) with lukewarm water. Wipe down the railings and any other remaining surfaces that may be dusty and dirty.

Choose the Right Furniture

Now the fun begins! If you already have outdoor furniture, thoroughly clean all of the frames and cushions. If you need to replace any chairs or tables, now is the time to grab them as many retailers have sales early in the spring. Change things up with some plush new cushions and throw pillows in fun colors and patterns.

Add Some Plants

Every patio or balcony needs some plants and you can find an abundance of low-maintenance greenery, flowers, and even veggies, during this time of year. Ohio is in Zone 6, so some plants that do well in low light include hostas, coleus, impatiens, and petunias. If your balcony gets a lot of sunlight, then try geraniums, marigolds, snapdragons, and salvia. There are now many varieties of vegetables that were hybridized for containers if you are into some urban gardening. You can find plant pots and boxes in every size, color, and composition imaginable, but don’t limit your plants to ground level. Hanging baskets are beautiful and add a touch of drama to your surroundings.

Outdoor Lighting

Now that everything is coming together, you need some lighting. If you don’t have an electrical outlet on your balcony or patio, no worries. You can find LED lights to keep the party going long after dark. Choose LED lights in strings and garlands, candles, lanterns, and even chandeliers.

Miscellaneous

Some other ideas for your balcony include indoor/outdoor area rugs, galvanized buckets for beverages and ice, flags, and citronella candles to ward off mosquitos. You can also find outdoor decor to bring it all together. 

While your apartment complex probably has a pool and plenty of options for hanging around and socializing outdoors, sometimes, you need just a little personal space to hold more intimate gatherings.  A breezy, comfortable patio or balcony is a great way to entertain or to just get outside and enjoy some self-care and “you” time.

Vision Community has Balconies

At Vision Communities, we have balconies standard in many of our floor plans. Our spacious 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartment layouts are designed to provide spacious inside space and a balcony for you to enjoy with friends and family. Check out our luxurious apartment floorplans in one of our communities to enjoy life at the VC. 

If you are looking for an apartment with a view, many of our floor plans come standard with a private balcony. We have communities in Columbus and Ashland, with available units for you to tour. 

How to Source Cool Furniture on a Budget

Congratulations! You’ve landed your first apartment. The lease is signed, the deposits are paid, and you have some really awesome roommates. Now, comes the fun part … furnishing and decorating your new place. The problem is … you’ve spent all your money on deposits and moving … where are you going to find cool, good-quality furniture on a shoestring budget? If you don’t have the time, patience, or aptitude to assemble imported pieces, don’t despair. Here are some ideas for sourcing nice furniture that will last a long time and that you will be proud of.

Thrift stores, antique shops, and consignment stores

This is a fun way to explore a new city. Scouring thrift stores and antique shops can be a treasure hunt. Many times, people will donate their gently used furnishings instead of trying to sell them. You can find quality pieces for a fraction of what you’d pay retail. These are the places where you can find vintage and period pieces that you’re not going to find anyplace else. If you enjoy getting your hands dirty, some pieces could use some TLC and can usually be negotiated down in price.

Estate sales

Get on the email list for some of the local estate sales. You’ll receive a notice several days prior to the sale which will include photos and descriptions of all the merchandise. Since all items in the home will be sold together, this is a great opportunity to pick up dining rooms sets or matching sectionals for a common area in your apartment. Estate sales are also great for small kitchen appliances and dishes. Typically, with estate sales, the prices are reduced each day. If you wait until the last day, you run the risk of not finding what you need; OTOH, you could find some great bargains.

Garage/yard sales

Garage sale season starts around April and runs through the fall. People may be moving, remodeling, or just cleaning out their houses. In any case, you can find some steals as prices will be much lower than what you’d find in an antique shop or estate sale. People are eager to unload their “junk” on someone else and are willing to bargain. One tip is to hit the road early and make an entire day of it.

Dumpster diving

Don’t laugh. You would be surprised at what you will find sitting by the curbside. In fact, many times, people will set items on the curb or by their dumpster in hopes that somebody else will salvage them. As the old saying goes, “One man’s trash … “ Oftentimes, you can find furniture that’s in good shape but maybe needs a coat of paint or stain or other minor repairs. Give it a try.

Online

Do some searching and you can find websites where you can buy used or hand-crafted furniture. Etsy is one example. You can find unique, bespoke pieces that nobody else will own. The only drawback to sourcing furniture online will be the shipping costs; however, some vendors will ship for free. It’s worth looking into for that one item that will make people go “Wow!”

Get creative will your furniture shopping and have fun in the process. One tip is to get friendly with somebody who owns a truck or van who can haul your treasures home for you. You will save money and have a furnished apartment that will feel uniquely home.

Vision has move-in Ready Floorplans

At Vision Communities, our 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment units are open, spacious, ready for new to you furniture. If you are looking for a great community, learn more about living in a Vision Community and explore our available floor plans near you. 

Is a “Roommate Agreement” a Good Idea?

How a Roommate Agreement Sets Boundaries

If you are starting out in your career or have relocated to a big city, or both, you are probably going to need one or more roommates to make living in a decent apartment affordable. If you’re lucky enough to have friends to share space with, great. If not, you’re going to be living with strangers. In either scenario, having a roommate agreement in place can make your living situation much easier. Solid friendships have been blown apart from living together and if you’re going to be living with people you don’t really know, it makes sense to come from a place of common understanding.

A roommate agreement is a written contract signed by all residents of the apartment before you move in together. It covers essentials such as paying the rent and utilities, cleaning, quiet hours, guest rules, etc. You can customize the content to meet you and your roommates’ needs and there are lots of templates online that you can easily download and customize. Here are some key points to address:

Rent

The most common solution is to have all roommates split the rent evenly. However, there may be circumstances where one person has a much larger bedroom, or one person may have to sleep on a fold-out sofa in the living room. In those cases, then the rent should be divided commensurate with the amount of space each person occupies.

Utilities

This is another expense that can be split evenly between roommates. Or you could take turns paying all the utilities each month. Using a “level pay” play can keep utility expenses affordable and predictable so nobody is taxed with paying huge energy bills during summer and winter peaks.

Cleaning Schedule

Set up a roster of who will clean which areas and how often. There are even apps that will manage that for you. You can hash out loathed and preferred chores, so everybody is happy.

Common items

There are some items where it makes more sense to have a communal supply, instead of individual inventories.  Everybody can chip in to buy paper goods, spices, and cleaning supplies. You can find apps that will manage the financial side.

Kitchen time

Will you and your roommates cook and eat together? If not, then it makes sense to designate kitchen hours, so there’s no overlap. You will also need to negotiate refrigerator and cabinet space.

Noise

Discuss each roommate’s sleeping habits and work hours, especially if they work from home.  Then, designate hours where everybody will keep noise and activity to a minimum.

Pets

First, determine whether anybody living in the apartment is allergic to pets. Next, establish boundaries for areas in the apartment where the pet(s) is allowed, who is responsible for cleaning up messes, etc. The pet owner(s) should solely bear the cost of any deposits and monthly rent for pets.

Guests

This can be tricky. There need to be guidelines on having parties, as well as sleepovers. Most apartment residents aren’t comfortable with random hookups/complete strangers camping out in their space. Nor do they want to suffer through a raucous party if they are trying to work, sleep, or study.

Moving out

A roommate should give other roommates ample notice if they plan to move out. This will give everybody time to adjust and find a new roommate.

Once the roommate agreement is hammered out and signed by everybody, it’s a good idea to have regular meetings to talk about the housing situation and make any adjustments to the house rules. Have this document ready to refer to during these discussions as it reiterates what’s been agreed to and keeps communication flowing smoothly. A roommate agreement paves the way for a harmonious living arrangement with you and your fellow apartment dwellers. It will also go a long way towards keeping friendships intact.

Vision has Roommate-Friendly Floorplans

At Vision Communities, our 2 and 3 bedroom apartment units are designed to be shared with your roommates. If you and your crew are looking for a great community, learn more about living in a Vision Community and explore our available floor plans near you. 

Tips for Saving on Apartment Utilities

How to Save on Your Apartment Utilities

In today’s economic climate, everybody is keen on saving money. Add to that, the push to move towards a greener society. Combine the two and you can cut back on your utility bills and do your part in preserving our climate. Here are some ideas to help you save on your utilities without sacrificing convenience and comfort.

  1. Use energy-efficient light bulbs. These days, it’s harder to find incandescent light bulbs than LEDs. LED bulbs cost more, but they last forever. Spring for the initial outlay of cash, and you will be rewarded with longer-lasting, safer light, and lower electric bills.
  2. Control the temperature. This advice has been around forever. Turn the AC up when you leave for the day; likewise, turn down the thermostat during the winter. You can avoid that hassle by installing a smart thermostat. Most landlords will agree to make that swap. You can buy a smart thermostat or some energy companies will install them for free if you are willing to participate in their programs to have the AC and furnace automatically adjusted to correspond with peak energy hours, seasonal usage, etc.
  3. Unplug when not in use. Plugged-in appliances and devices are known as “energy vampires” as they use energy even when not in use. Make a habit of unplugging gadgets and appliances you’re not using and see your energy bills decline. You can also look into smart power strips that will automatically shut off if it detects unused devices or appliances.
  4. Keep your HVAC filters clean. Dust and debris that collect on furnace filters can impede airflow, which makes the unit work harder, thus consuming more energy. It should be the responsibility of your property management company to keep the filters changed, so ask them about their maintenance schedule.
  5. Conserve water. Resist the temptation to run partial loads of laundry or dishes. Only run these appliances when they are full. If you have dishes and cutlery you use over and over, consider washing them by hand. Another good tip is to keep the dryer free of lint. Lint buildup not only makes the dryer work harder and expend more energy, but it can also be a fire hazard.

 

Other commonsense suggestions include turning off lights and fans when you are not home and using window treatments to add warmth or cooling to your apartment when needed. You can also save money by not using electricity during peak hours which usually are in the middle of the day, but your local utility company can give you the most accurate information for your location. Every little bit counts and by doing your part, you can save money and actively participate in green living which contributes to the greater good.

Vision Energy Efficient Floorplans

At Vision Communities, our apartment units are designed with energy savings in mind, from efficient designs to Energy Star-rated appliances in each apartment. Learn more about living in a Vision Community and explore our available floor plans near you. 

Tips for Splitting Rent with Roommates

Ideas for Splitting Rent

Living with roommates makes sense, especially when you are starting out and trying to save money. Besides, it’s also nice to have somebody to talk to and spend time with. Typically, you’d think about splitting the rent evenly between all the roommates. However, in certain circumstances, that is not always the best solution, especially if you aren’t well-acquainted with the people you’re sharing the apartment with or one roommate makes a lot more money than the others. Let’s explore some alternate solutions for equitable rent splitting between roommates.

  1. Splitting the rent evenly. This situation works best when you and your roommates are close friends. It is the simplest solution to have each person pay an equal share of the rent. Just make sure that everybody agrees to this and there is no resentment if somebody has a larger bedroom, their own bathroom, or other amenities.
  2. Splitting the rent by income. This solution makes sense when there are drastic income inequities between roommates. Each person should determine what percentage of their net income they can afford for rent and have them contribute that amount.
  3. Splitting the rent by space. If you don’t know your roommates well, this idea works. You determine how much space is allocated to each person, which would be their bedroom and bathroom (private or shared). Leave out common areas. Divide that amount by the total square footage of the apartment to arrive at a percentage.
  4. Splitting the rent by calculator. Many online calculators will do the number-crunching for you and your roommates. Just follow the prompts to enter information such as income, square space, etc.
  5. Other rent splitting ideas. If one roommate has the primary suite that’s a larger bedroom with an en suite, should they pay more rent than the others? If the rent and total utilities are roughly the same, could one roommate pay the rent and the other pay the utilities? Maybe one roommate could get a break on their rent if they take responsibility for dealing with the landlord and maintenance. There are endless options.

As you can see, there are many options for sharing the rent in your apartment. Do some research and get creative, especially if you are living with roommates you aren’t particularly close to. On the other hand, if you’re living with your best buds, splitting the rent evenly may be the best way to preserve your friendships. Whatever the scenario, frequent open communication is the key to making these arrangements successful.

Vision Communities loves roommates!

At Vision Communities, roommates are welcome…just as long as they’re on the lease. Our spacious 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartment layouts are designed to give you your own space while providing common areas for you to hang out with your roommate(s). Check out our luxurious apartment floorplans in one of our communities to enjoy life at the VC. 

Floorplan Friday: The Judd

2 Bedroom Townhome in Ashland

If you are looking for the amenities of a house without the maintenance hassles, then head to the Judd. The Judd is a two-story townhouse with three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,982 square feet. The main floor is designed with a contemporary open concept floorplan that seamlessly connects the kitchen, living, and dining areas. This is ideal for entertaining or keeping an eye on the kids while cooking.

The master suite is located in the loft and each bedroom has a roomy walk-in closet. A bonus room on the second floor can be used as a home office, playroom, or guest room. Each bathroom is full-sized with a tub and shower; water features throughout the entire unit are low consumption to conserve energy. All kitchen appliances are Energy Star-rated and have a stainless steel finish. The Judd also includes a washer and dryer and a sunny patio. And don’t forget that your pets are welcome here.

The Judd is located at District in Ashland, a community where you will find a full range of recreational and social activities. You are a short drive away from work or school, as well as shops, restaurants, and bars.

Amenities include:

  • Heated pool with sun deck
  • Fenced-in dog park
  • Social events
  • Online rent payment
  • 24/7 emergency maintenance
  • Outdoor recreation areas include a fire pit, grilling pavilion, sand volleyball court, and plenty of outdoor seating
  • Smoke-free living
  • On-site management

We would love to have you join our community at District at Ashland. If Judd looks like a place you’d like to call home, reach out to us to arrange a tour. You can also submit your application online. We look forward to meeting you!

The District at Ashland is an apartment community located in Ashland, Ohio. Our newly constructed apartment community offers a quiet retreat and access to social life. Reach out today to schedule a tour of the Judd. We would love to welcome you to our Ashland community!

 

 

Closet Organization Ideas

Tips for Organizing Your Apartment Closet

Since sweater weather is here, now is a good time to think about reorganizing your closet so you can swap out your seasonal wardrobe. It also presents an opportunity to take inventory of your clothes, shoes, and accessories. If you are one of the few people who can say they don’t have too many clothes, pat yourself on the back. However, if you are like most people, you probably have garments, shoes, and accessories taking up space in your closet that you rarely or never wear. The general rule is that if you haven’t worn an item for one year, get rid of it. Donate it or consider selling it on one of the many gently used clothing sites. For the stuff you want to keep, here are some solutions for maximizing your closet space and keeping your clothes in tip-top shape.

Store away your seasonal items

There are two recommended ways to do this. You can buy plastic vacuum bags. Fold and place your clothes into the bags and vacuum seal them. You can stash the bags under your bed until it’s time to wear them again. Another idea is to use plastic storage containers. You can buy these almost anywhere, and they can hold a lot. They come in a multitude of colors, and you can label them, or choose clear plastic so you can quickly identify the contents.

Use shoe racks

Shoe racks fit into the bottom of your closet and can hold several rows of shoes. These are great options for sneakers, flats, and Oxfords. Some shoe racks have adjustable widths. Just fit them to the right size and put them on the closet floor.

Use the closet door as a hanger

You can buy plastic storage bags that have multiple separate compartments and hang over the back of the closet door. These are great for shoes, sunglasses, and small accessories. They are usually made of clear heavy-duty plastic, so you can easily find what you’re looking for.

Coat racks are stylish

You can use a coat rack to hang heavy coats, jackets and other bulky outwear that take up a lot of closet real estate. Having a loaded coat rack in the corner can actually add a touch of cozy charm to your entryway or living space.

Add another hanging rod

You can create two rows for hangers by adding a second rod. The second rod hangs off the upper rod and is suitable for hanging folded pants, tops, and other shorter pieces of clothing. Another tip is to use velvet hangers so clothes don’t slip off and fall on the closet floor or on top of other items.

Shelf dividers

Vertical shelf dividers can keep your sweaters and other folded items neat and in place so they don’t tumble over. Shelf dividers can also be used for handbags, hats, and other clothes and accessories that you don’t want to get wrinkled or crushed.

Hang belts and scarves

You can buy special belt hangers that are round or semi-circular. Keep your belts neat, organized, and within easy reach. These hangers are also suitable for scarves and tank tops/sports bras. Thread a round shower curtain hanger through the garment’s straps and hang it over the belt hanger.

You’ll Love Our Closets

If you are looking for a new apartment community – with lots of closet space, check out Vision Communities. Our facilities are top-notch and based on some of our resident reviews, we think you’ll love the atmosphere, amenities, and our property management staff, all designed to give you a place you are proud to call home. There are so many amenities and things to do in and around our Central Ohio communities

Schedule an appointment to check out our spacious floor plans, and our friendly property management staff will be happy to show you around.