I've discovered the beauty of floor space. Open, clear, uncluttered floor space. Granted, it's just a small spot right now, but that spot will grow.
It'll be a wondrous thing -- even if my carpet is grungy and gross.
Side note: WHY do apartments have carpet? It gets all stained and never comes clean, but surely springing for hard floors would be cheaper in the long run (no hiring people to come clean the carpet, no replacing the carpet when it gets too worn or stained, etc).