March 18, 2019
BLOG: The Art of Organizing in Manhattan__ Read article
BLOG: The Art of Organizing in Manhattan
If there’s one thing Marie Kondo has showed us with her “spark joy” revolution, it’s that organizing your home is a creative act. When you live in an Algin Management no-fee rental in New York City, you are starting with the perfectly primed canvas to strike that balance between minimalist practicality and the pleasure of filling your home with the things you love. Those two ideas, however, are not mutually exclusive — streamlining your home is actually a way of highlighting what has meaning and eliminating what is just taking up space.
You’ll need to do some strategic shopping to find the organizational equipment to set up a home for maximum comfort and efficiency. A tall plant can anchor a room with a calm and verdant presence when its backdrop is a pristine white wall instead of a heap of clutter; a hamper can be an art object; and a desk organizer can provide a vintage accent that harkens back to the days of fountain pens and handwritten letters. Living in New York means having the most design-savvy versions of what sorts and holds your best-loved stuff. And part of the fun is discovering how aesthetically pleasing staying organized can be.
For organizing the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, it’s hard to imagine living in a no-fee New York apartment and NOT paying a visit or two to The Container Store. With their fabric hanging shelves and Elfa shelving system, this is a place where you can become an organizational strategist and work out configurations for creating and saving space inside every closet and drawer.
For keeping your apartment spotless, there is nothing more helpful than a set of cleaning tools whose thoughtful design makes them as easy to use as they are to store. At Muji, you can find mops, brooms, dustpans, and dusters derived from a Japanese design sensibility that promotes elegance and simplicity, and might even make the act of cleaning its own kind of refreshing ritual.
For storage solutions that could double as home decor, head to ABC Carpet & Home where you can find a hamper that is handmade by artisans in Colombia, or a set of handwoven raffia baskets that can both hold and display items too beautiful to store out of sight, like fresh fruit or jewelry.
Perhaps there is no place in New York City that makes getting organized and productive a more delectable experience than Goods for the Study – McNally Jackson Store. There, you can grab a set of geometric photo stands whose elegance is almost a side effect of their space- and hassle- saving simplicity — change the pictures you display in them as the mood strikes — there will never be a need for bulky frames or for your photographic adornments to remain static. The wood tape dispenser is an elegant touch for your workspace. It’s a piece you’ll want to exhibit, which means you will never go hunting for the tape again. Do you need a Brass Curve Pen Tray? Once you realize it’s a sculpture for your desk as much as a place to keep your writing instruments, the answer is, “It wouldn’t be home without it.”
And if you really need more space, no need to rent a storage unit blocks from home, some of Algin’s buildings offer storage units for rent so all of your possessions can stay under one roof. Explore our availabilities today and find your next home in classic New York.