Practical Tips to Declutter Your Apartment Rental
The New Year is upon us yet again; a time to reassess what is important to us and what it’s time to let go of. When we release the things that are no longer contributing to our lives in a positive way, we create a ton of new space for excitement, creativity, and possibility to flow in! Once you start to declutter your apartment rental, step back and see how it inspires you to do so in every other area of your life! Here are a few easy places to start!
Your closets are the easiest places to accumulate clutter without even realizing it. One day there’s plenty of space to squeeze a few more hangers and then, all of a sudden, your apartment rental is filled to the brim with excess clothing, spilling out of every room. This makes your closets the perfect place to start purging! If you haven’t worn it in the past year, it’s time to go! If parting with your beloved apparel has you in a state of grief, just think of all of the other people out there who would be happy to make good use of the items that are simply taking up your space! Don’t stop at the hangers, either. Go through your shoes and any boxes that have come to be stored within the confines of your closet.
Once you’ve gotten through your closet, move onto your drawers! In your dresser, you can, once again, follow the rule that if it hasn’t been worn in a year it’s probably time to get rid of it. In your nightstands, search for books you will never read again and trinkets that you no longer use. In your desk, discard old papers, inkless pens and anything else that’s found its way in that you no longer need.
You might not think too much about your pantry when you start to declutter your apartment rental, but the truth is that there is a lot of extra space that can likely be created within it. Look for expired canned goods or stale bagged items. Go through any other items that you might store in your pantry as well, and throw away all of the things you won’t be using in the New Year.
The kitchen is another popular place to give attention to, when you start to declutter your apartment rental. We’re all guilty of having a “junk drawer” in the kitchen, and oftentimes we end up with more than one. Now is the time to go through every cabinet and drawer, discarding the items that you no longer want or need. Create a donation pile for duplicate pots, pans, measuring cups and baking pans. Give away appliances that you aren’t using or those that seem impractical (are you really ever going to air-pop your popcorn?). Throw away any gadgets or widgets that you don’t know how to use and purge your “junk drawer” of anything it’s trapped over the time you’ve lived in your space.
Under Your Sinks
Whether it’s in your bathroom or your kitchen, you can rest assured that there are plenty of items hiding under your sink that probably don’t need to be there anymore. Go through your cleaning products (and make sure to discard of them properly if you decide you no longer need them), toiletries and knick-knacks (hair curlers, straighteners, brushes, etc.) and only hold on to what you really need.
Your Storage Spaces
Depending on the size of your apartment rental, you may have access to more or less storage, but either way, it’s important that you make good use of it by only using it for what you really need to use it for. Discard games that haven’t been played in ages, donate sports equipment that no longer gets any use and consider digitizing boxes of pictures and memorabilia so that it no longer takes up so much of your precious storage space.
Your Linen Closets
Finally, check into your linen closets. How many pairs of sheets and extra pillow cases do you really need? If you don’t typically find yourself entertaining overnight guests, how many towels and washcloths do your truly have to hold onto? Be practical as you move through the various rooms in your home and you’ll find that you’ve created a whole lot of space to invite in the New Year and all that it brings.
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