Comfort in a Small Apartment
The Addams family is looking to turn their small cluttered apartment into a comfy home.
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David Addams, his two children, Tariq and Jelani, and Zanetta Addams-Pilgrim and their son Khalil have found that with their busy schedules and active lives, they've ended up with one messy New York City apartment.
Zanetta's bike, Khalil's toys, the family bills, videos, CDs and shoes are just a few of the items cluttering their living and dining rooms. They have decided to hire professional organizer Cindy Arlinsky to help turn their mess into comfortable, organized rooms.
At 17 feet long and 10 feet wide, the living room is so cluttered it's virtually nonfunctional. Within that area is a bookshelf, which is filled to capacity. Imagine what happens when a family member removes something from it.
Because the apartment is so small, most rooms have a dual purpose, including this dining room/office area. It's just 12 feet long and 10 feet wide.
The office area is more of the same nearly every inch is covered in clutter. Just clearing off a space to work is a major challenge.
Zanetta's bike in the dining/office area has become quite a sore subject with husband David, but she insists there's nowhere else to put it.
"Either the stuff has to give or we have to give, and right now we are giving. I go to my bedroom (and) the kids play in their rooms, but I would really like for us to be able hang out together," Zanetta said.
Cindy formulates a plan to make that happen, starting with weeding through all the clutter.
Next up is some furniture rearranging in the dining room as well as installation of a new desk, shelves and bike rack. Cindy also teaches Zanetta some valuable organizing techniques to help her keep things in order after she's gone. Let's take a look at the results:
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