Cleaning and organizing your apartment home can seem like a daunting task. We adhere to the expression that “happiness is a freshly cleaned home” and believe that clean spaces lead to clean minds and fulfilled lives. That refreshed feeling once your home is clean and organized is hard to beat!
So, where to start? We’ve got three helpful tips to get your home organized and feeling like new!
Tip 1: Identify and Minimize Visual Clutter
Start with the easiest and most visible clutter first. Walk through your apartment and find the areas that are the most disorganized and messy. When you think about your apartment, what areas do you not want guests to see? That’s probably where most of your clutter is. By starting in these areas, you can make a lot of headway quickly and feel a sense of accomplishment. This momentum will keep you motivated as you tackle other areas in your apartment.
Tip 2: Create a System for Yourself
Organizing your apartment isn’t just about giving it a fresh feeling. Another key reason is that it will make your life easier in the future. When your belongings are organized and easily accessible, you’ll always know where they are, especially when you need them. So, think about what stuff you need and what items you typically use together. Find a system that works for you!
A common organization tip is finding furniture that has storage or can serve multiple purposes. For example, a bed with drawers where you can keep extra sheets, a bookcase that holds books and displays keepsakes, or an ottoman that offers storage for blankets. Baskets and hanging organizers for doors are other great hacks to keep everything where it belongs.
Tip 3: Take a Room-by-Room Approach
Once you’ve developed an organizational system that works for you, it’s time to apply it. But you shouldn’t try to clean or reorganize your apartment all at once. Break it down into more manageable pieces. How? Take it room by room.
Start with one room and don’t move to another area of your apartment home until that room is complete. This approach is best because most items should be kept together. Towels, for example, will most likely all be organized in a bedroom or bathroom closet and not the living room. Organizing your apartment room by room will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and encourage you to stick with your organizational system. We love this room-by-room review from Apartment Guide. It’s a great tool to use!
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters. We hope these tips help you get your apartment clutter free for fall. Having a clean and organized home will mean you have more time to stay focused on what you love most. And remember, check out an HHHunt Apartment Living community if you’re searching for apartments to rent in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia!