The weather is getting warmer, the birds are singing and your apartment is probably cluttered from hibernation. Itâ€™s time for spring cleaning! Timbercreek Communities has some great tips for how to declutter your apartment this spring.
A Place For Everything
If you donâ€™t have a place for all of your things, itâ€™s possible that you donâ€™t need to hang on to all those things. Life is more simple and less stressful when things are out of the way and organized. Itâ€™s also great when you know where everything is and where everything goes. If you canâ€™t find a place for it in your home, perhaps it doesnâ€™t need a place in your heart.
Donâ€™t Take on Too Much
Most of us donâ€™t have the time, energy or focus to spend an entire day cleaning and organizing. You need to organize your efforts. Break the job down, room by room or task by task, itâ€™s up to you. Be efficient and plan to spend 2 or 3 hours per room or task. Be sure to take a well deserved break if you need it.
Use it or Lose It
How many times have you gone through your closets and cupboards and decided to hold onto something because you may need it one day? If you havenâ€™t used that ice cream maker you got for a wedding gift years ago, you probably wonâ€™t and thatâ€™s okay. Let it go. Sell some things, donate some things, recycle some things and yes, throw away some things that are unusable.
Congratulations! Youâ€™ve cleaned-out, decluttered and re-organized. The next step is to realize that you are not done. If you think itâ€™s over, you may feel bad about yourself when you have to clean it up again in month or two. Staying organized requires routine maintenance and regular upkeep. The good news is that your new organizing system will be easier to maintain, with less clutter, than before.
Being organized can be easy! We hope that with a little time and effort, these tips for how to declutter your apartment this spring will help you will feel lighter and less stressed!