In cities where space is limited and rent is high, micro-apartments are fast becoming a popular option for young professionals willing to forego square footage for a coveted neighborhood. However if you’re considering this option, you’ll have to be willing to forego most of your possessions (or put them in storage) – with a space so small, you’ll need to be creative about how to utilize every square inch. The key is to think of pieces that are multi-functional and not bulky. For Rent just launched a new infographic that provides some helpful tips for making the most of the smallest space – check it out below!

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A few cities across the United States have begun crafting and passing legislation that allows for apartments and studios smaller than 300 square feet to be constructed, usually near a downtown or bustling area. The trend builds off the belief that people spend most of their time enjoying their neighborhood’s shops and restaurants, and only require a small space to sleep, eat occasionally and shower in between their activities outside of their homes. These apartments are a great option for younger urban professionals, who may not require a lot of space and would rather be in a trendy neighborhood that own a sectional sofa.

Micro apartments are on the rise, and they have started popping up everywhere from San Francisco and Santa Monica to New York City. Although they may not prove the best long-term option, micro apartments and smaller studios may be the perfect option for young professionals looking to enjoy their neighborhoods while saving on rent.

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