I am finally getting situated in my new (downsized) loft apartment. I must admit, however, that it is tough designing for short-term housing. As I am looking to fill the space with furniture, I am aware that the new pieces should be flexible, knowing that I will not be here for more than a year.
I am looking for pieces that can grow (and contract) with my living conditions. A great example of pieces that have been exceptionally flexible, are my free-standing Elfa drawer units from The Container Store. I have used these drawer units in my master closet, office, and garage. They are sturdy and travel well.
For this last move, I simply placed each unit in a wardrobe box with the drawer contents intact. Upon unpacking, I just moved them into the closet and my clothes were immediately organized. I am so happy that they fit perfectly in my closet again!