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Tips for Decluttering your Rental Property

Creve Coeur Woman Decluttering WardrobeWhen clutter starts to pile up, removing it can feel like an overpowering job. But if your Creve Coeur rental home is being overloaded with clutter, you must fix the issue right away. The longer you wait, the more clutter is likely to multiply, making decluttering even more complicated!

As opposed to trying to declutter your whole house or apartment all at once, try dividing up your decluttering into smaller portions. Even if you only have 10 minutes daily, you can start to clear away unsightly clutter one step at a time. Like this, you can declutter your way toward having the tidy and organized home you want.

Room by Room

One practical approach to decluttering a rental home is to concentrate on one room at a time. For instance, many professional organizers suggest choosing one room in your house to completely eliminate clutter. One way is to prepare separate bins or boxes for items you need to put away, donate, or throw out. After that, go through and put every piece of clutter in one of the bins.

Everything that is not in the proper place must be put in the “put away” bin while tossing out broken items. At that time, empty each bin by either putting the items away, throwing them out or donating them to a local thrift shop. This way, you can easily clear off counters, floors, and tabletops and see visible improvement right away.

Keep it Short and Sweet

Another successful method for decluttering is to spend just a few minutes at a time decluttering one single area, like a drawer or cabinet. Using this approach, you need to set a time limit, such as 10 minutes. Then, proceed to the drawer or cabinet, pulling everything out. Throw away broken or expired items, or donate things you haven’t used in the past year.

It is always advisable to go through your pantry, and your medicine cabinet at least yearly and remove any expired or unused items. Be sure to properly dispose of expired medications, as these cannot simply be thrown in the garbage. Countertops are another trouble spot that can be rapidly cleared of clutter in just a few minutes.

When you’ve already cleared the space, organize and replace the items you have there. This is the best opportunity to create a system for that spice cabinet or group items in your pantry for convenient access. Closets can be a huge task that necessitates more than 10 minutes, but the same systematic approach will work on them, too. Just make sure you have enough boxes or bins handy to store everything you know you no longer want and put away clothing items as you go.

A Place for Everything

Maintaining your rental home free of clutter is easy if everything you own has a proper place. As we accumulate things, we often gather items that don’t seem to belong anywhere in the home. But to keep clutter under control, it’s important to find a permanent home and move them to its proper place after using them.

If you see that you have too many things for the available space, it might be time to downsize or simplify. Think about donating unused items to a charity or thrift store. If not, if weather permits, you could sell some of your extra stuff online or hold a garage sale. If you can’t bear the idea of getting rid of something, place them neatly in clearly labeled plastic tubs or bins. This way, you can keep your things – and your home – clean and organized all the time.


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