The start of a new season is the perfect time to declutter and organize your apartment. However, it can be difficult to find the motivation to start cleaning, as it feels like there is so much to do. The best way to organize is to take it one step at a time and schedule one task a day for a week. Continue reading to learn the five steps to organizing your entire apartment in one week!
One the first day of your organization project, declutter every room of things you no longer need. It may take a few hours, but listening to your favorite songs or podcasts helps to make time go by quickly. Sort each room by three piles, of things to keep, things to donate, and things that are unsavable and must be thrown away.
Once you have your piles sorted out, you can throw away everything that you can not save to make some more space. Then, move on to the donation piles, and research places that will take your items. First ask family and friends, then move on to thrift stores, shelters, and donation shelters. A little research goes a long way, and you can easily find a few places to donate items that will go to those in need.
While it may seem strange to buy things during a decluttering project, you need storage options to keep your apartment organized! Look at the dollar store or other discount stores, as you don’t need to spend a lot of money. Go in with a plan and think about how each bin and container will be used before buying it.
Now you can finally clean up your apartment and get it into an organized state! Take the extra time to label each container as you go, as this will give you a better chance of staying organized for months to come.
The final step is to create routines in your daily life that allow you to stay neat and organized. Paper tends to pile up as people think they need to save everything, so now is a good time to switch to digital versions and paperless billing. The small change is very effective, as you will not avoid filing paper records, but you are also helping the environment by cutting down on paper.
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