Living in an apartment does come with a few challenges, although it also eliminates others.
We have to walk farther to get our mail, do our laundry, and carry in groceries; but we don’t have to mow our lawn or fix our roof.
Problem: Because we have to walk to our laundry area, there is no way I’m going to carry a jug of laundry detergent that weighs half as much as I do. However, that is the only way to buy laundry soap if you want a good price!
Solution: I bought one small bottle of laundry soap, and also had one that was given to me when I got married. I saved them when they emptied, and refilled them from the big bottle.
This only takes a minute and saves so much effort and money.