Our RMS Rental apartments boast spaciousness however, residents know all too well that clutter in an apartment still manages to creep up every now and again. To help with this, we have put together this list of easy steps to help you tidy up your apartment once and for all.
1) Start with one room.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed if your apartment has started to resemble an indoor landfill. But do not despair, Rome was not built (or decluttered) in a day. The best strategy is to pick one room and focus solely on that. We suggest starting with your bedroom or kitchen as those usually require the most cleaning attention. Once these problem areas are handled you can move on to the rest of your apartment. Think about the quantity of each item you have. Could you part with one pan, a few coffee mugs, spatulas? Are you saving too many old magazines and unread books getting dusty on the shelves? It feels refreshing to downsize and in turn makes it easier to locate exactly what you need when you need it.
2) Organize what’s left over.
Sometimes it seems that no matter how many times you rearrange things, there is just never enough room. After the initial clutter of your apartment is removed, take a look at what’s left. Dividing similar items into certain drawers or cabinets and using storage containers can really come in handy. Based on the space you have available, think of where these items could be organized for your apartment to continue to stay this organized. Don’t forget great spots for storage like under your bed or benches and vertical stacking. Some quick measurements and a trip to a local container store you will be sure to find the perfect fit. The main goal here is to set up a system that prevents the need for future decluttering going forward. It always helps if you have a designated spot for everything.
3) Create a miscellaneous storage container.
We all have a few items that you just cannot part with, but do not need out on a shelf day-to-day. It is okay to keep a box full of such things. Store your sentimental items like letters from loved ones, souvenirs from special trips and more in a container that you can house in the back of a closet space or in a shallow storage under your bed. They will stay safe and you can always access them if you want to go through it again on a rainy day.
4) Do a final declutter walk-through.
Once you’ve finished decluttering your apartment and everything is in its proper place, it’s time for a final walk-through. What items could be moved for easier access? What items will require more space in the future? The goal here is to look for little areas of improvement that will both make your life easier and prevent the need for future declutterings.
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