This is the perfect time of the year to declutter your home. Not only will your place look more inviting, but you might just find that the act of decluttering your space helps you reduce stress focus on the important things in your life. BentallGreenOak Residential Services wants to share some easy tips that will help you declutter and organize every room of your apartment.
The kitchen is a good place to start organizing. Do a quick scan and see how much stuff you have sitting on your kitchen counters. Ideally, you want to have as much counter space available as possible. Do you need and use every item? Over the years you might have accumulated an extra coffee maker or a blender and never had the chance to get rid of it. Well, now is the time. Donate any extra items -- like cutlery, cookbooks, bakeware and all the mugs you've been collecting for years. Purchase see-through storage, like mason jars or airtight lid canisters, which will make everything more visible and easier to find. Another good tip is to clearly label your food.
Just like you did in the kitchen, you're going to need to be honest with yourself about what you need and what you don't need in the living room. Keep all surfaces clean and tidy, and by doing so it will be less tempting to leave random things where they don't belong. Get rid of any magazines that you've had for awhile and use boxes and bins to store items like keys, remotes and cables.
The bedroom can get messy pretty fast and this might be one of the most daunting rooms to declutter. Step 1 is to go through your closet and get rid of anything that you don't absolutely love. Once you've done that, get rid of items that you haven't worn in a couple of years -- because if that's the case, you probably won't wear them again. This is a good exercise to do a few times a year because things do tend to pile up over time. Another good trick is to keep your night table clean and tidy and use bed drawers for storage. Wicker baskets are also great for storing blankets, pillows and linens and look really nice in any space.
The key to keeping your bathroom nice and clean is to organize your space according to items you use daily and occasionally. In your medicine cabinet, store things that you use every day and store away less-used products under the sink. Another thing to keep in mind is to avoid buying things in bulk -- unless you have a storage locker. Even though a shampoo and conditioner sale may be tempting, if you don't have space to store 5 bottles of each, it's probably not a good idea to purchase them. It will take up space and make your cupboards messier.
Living in a messy space can make a person feel more anxious and stressed. Decluttering is a fantastic exercise to avoid stress and make your life easier. BentallGreenOak Properties hopes these suggestions help you get a head start on decluttering and organizing every room of your apartment.