Summer is an especially busy time of year, and if you’ve had a jam-packed summer, you might have put off some tasks, like deep cleaning your apartment home here at Arcadia Run. Not to worry! We are here to help you with some of the best ways you can clear the clutter to get organized just in time for back to school!
Make a plan: There is no correct timeline to follow when you are cleaning out clutter from your apartment home, but there are ways to keep the process organized. Do you want to de-clutter all in one day, or is it a weeklong process? Do you want to go room-by-room, or task-by-task? No matter which way you choose to approach it, stick to some kind of schedule!
Organize your storage: How many times do you open one of the many closets in your Arcadia Run apartment and think to yourself, “I have got to clean this out soon.” Well, now is your time to actually do it! Start with the linen closet, make your way through the food pantry, and then move towards other cabinets and storage spots. Reorganize items in an order that makes your life easier and helps you maintain the space. You can also check out our Pinterest board “Essential Storage Hacks” here: https://www.pinterest.com/arcadiarun/
Go through inboxes: It’s hard to organize mail and emails when you are busy all summer long! Take the time to sort both your physical mail and emails into junk, keep, and action piles. Your inbox will thank you when you need to find an important bank statement or shipping confirmation among the back to school emails that will soon be flooding your inbox.
Get to the junk drawer: Whether this is in your desk, kitchen, bedside table, or all three, it is important to clean it out every so often, especially before school starts again. You never know when you will find a missing measuring tape, spare apartment key, or extra school supplies that you would otherwise have to buy.
Clothes and shoes: If you have children, you know that they grow out of their clothes pretty quickly! Have them try on all of their back to school clothes from last year to figure out what they will need. While you’re at it, clean your closet out too! Replace basic clothing items that are damaged or too worn and worry about other clothing items you would like to purchase until after your family’s back to school routine has set in.
Identify things you need: As you work your way through your apartment home at Arcadia Run, keep in mind what you are going to need the next time you go to the store. You’ll probably realize that you need more storage bins, new cleaning supplies, or back to school supplies while you are in the process of getting the clutter out. Be sure to keep a notepad on hand so you can write everything down!
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