Sometimes we find that our apartments are organized, but there is just so much stuff to keep track of! Although new apartment homes at Arcadia Run each come with multiple closets for ample storage space, and 42” designer kitchen cabinets for all of your kitchen needs, everyone experiences clutter at some point. Check out these 7 tips below for decluttering your space this November!
1. Utilize Wall Space
Not only do shelves help maximize space for knick knacks, mail, and supplies, but you can use them for decorations and even attach hooks to hang your coats and bags.
2. An Everyday Tub For Essentials
By the front door, place a tub or basket for things that you somehow lose right before you are about to leave the apartment. It’s a great place to put your umbrella, boots, bags, scarves, and hats.
3. Keep Your Shower Simple
If you know what products work for you, stick to a few bottles and keep them in one spot in the shower so it is easier to find what you’re looking for. When you find them getting low, replenish your stock before they run out, this way you wont get stuck washing your body with shampoo!
4. Spend 15 Minutes A Day Staying Organized
It is very important if you want to stay organized to keep up the everyday maintenance of your home. Take at least 15 minutes out of your day to organize your space and catch up with any mess you created that day or have been putting off.
5. Create Systems
When your space is decluttered, the rest will follow. Keep organized by creating systems for yourself like making Monday “vacuum day” or Thursday “trash day”. It is also important to organize your digital space such as emails and important online documents by creating folders. Another obvious but often forgotten about system is to keep your remotes all in one container close to the TV so you don’t miss that important football game that is coming on in 5 minutes.
6. Respond To Mail As You Receive It
Mail seems to be one of those things that we let pile up and then forget about. Often times it is not ideal, but if you respond to mail when you get it, there wont be late bills and forgotten coupons. If you don’t think you will use the mail or it is junk, throw it away!
7. Good Enough is Enough
There are few rare occasions that someone’s space will be 100% organized and decluttered. When you find a system and level of organization that you can live with, that is good enough!