How To Make Apartment Living With Kids Work

While most people think owning a home with a yard is the only way to raise a family properly, many families are making apartment living work just as well. While it’s true that apartment living can be somewhat of a challenge when you have small children, you can make it a satisfying and enjoyable experience for the entire family. Below, we discuss several ways you can make the most of apartment living with kids. 

Make Friends And Participate In Community Events

One advantage that apartment dwellers have that families in the country often don’t have is easy community involvement and socializing. Apartment complexes are usually little villages unto themselves where people get to know their neighbors and the kids have a plethora of others their age to hang out and do things with. 

Make it a point to get to know your neighbors and participate in community events, and encourage your kids to do the same, to really make the most of apartment living. 

Take Advantage Of Nearby Outdoor Spaces

Most apartment complexes lack outdoor spaces to hang out in, so take advantage of nearby parks and recreation areas for family time and exercise. When looking to move your family into an apartment, be sure to consider its proximity to outdoor spaces such as these to ensure there are plenty of opportunities to get out of the apartment and into the sunshine. 

Adopt A Minimalist Mind

Apartments are notoriously lacking in storage space, so adopt a minimalist mind and teach your kids to do the same. Spend time decluttering your apartment regularly, helping your kids to choose only toys they truly love and play with. This will not only keep your space tidy but will also give your kids life skills they’ll use daily. 

Decorate To Make it Your Own

When renting an apartment, you’re often limited as to the décor and improvements you can make, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t personalize the space to make it feel more like home. 

Let the kids pick out curtains and bedding to decorate their rooms and use temporary décor like wall decals and family photos to make the space feel homier and more personal.

Encourage Fun Family Time

Apartment living often means spending a lot of time indoors, but that doesn’t mean your child must sit in front of a screen for entertainment on a rainy day. Encourage togetherness and fun by hosting a family game night or allowing the kids to help out in the kitchen preparing meals. This time together will keep the kids active and away from their devices for some imaginative family fun. 

Not every family lives in a country home with a sprawling yard. Some families live in apartments. While apartment living with children can be challenging, it certainly works for many. Follow the tips above to make the most of apartment living with kids.