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Tips for Decluttering your Rental Property

Granville County Woman Decluttering WardrobeWhen clutter starts to pile up, clearing it up can feel like a complicated task. But if your Granville County rental home keeps accumulating clutter, it’s imperative to face the problem right away. The longer you wait, the more clutter is probably going to pile up, making decluttering a lot harder!

Rather than trying to declutter your entire house or apartment all at once, think about splitting up your decluttering into smaller sections. Even if you have just 10 minutes every day, you can start to clear away unnecessary clutter one at a time. Like this, you can declutter your way into getting the tidy and organized home you need.

Room by Room

One helpful approach to decluttering a rental home is to draw attention to one room at a time. For instance, most professional organizers suggest choosing one room in your house to totally abolish clutter. Another method is to create separate bins or boxes for items you need to put away, donate, or throw out. Then, go through and set each piece of clutter in one of the bins.

Anything that is not in its proper place must go in the “put away” bin while tossing out broken items. Afterward, empty each bin by either putting the items away, throwing them out, or donating them to a local thrift shop. In this fashion, you can promptly clear off counters, floors, and tabletops and see visible improvement directly.

Keep it Short and Sweet

Another useful strategy for decluttering is to take just a few minutes at a time decluttering one single space, including a drawer or cabinet. Using this approach, you should impose a time limit, such as 10 minutes. Then, you go through 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 commendable to go through your pantry, and your medicine cabinet at least once a year and remove any expired or unused items. It is suggested to properly dispose of expired medications, as these cannot simply be tossed in the garbage. Countertops are another trouble spot that can be immediately cleared of clutter in just a few minutes.

After you have cleared the space, organize and replace the items you are keeping there. This is the perfect opportunity to create a system for that spice cabinet or group items in your pantry for quicker access. Closets may be a bigger task that takes more than 10 minutes, but the same systematic approach will work on them, as well. Just make sure to have enough boxes or bins handy to collect anything you believe you no longer want and tidy up clothing items as you go.

A Place for Everything

Keeping your rental home free of clutter is simple if everything you own has a proper place. Sometimes when we accumulate things, we collect things that don’t seem to belong anywhere in the house. However, to keep clutter under control, it’s important to find a permanent home for your things and put back items to their proper place after using them.

If you see that you have too many things for the available space, it may be time to downsize or simplify. Give thought to donating unused items to a charity or thrift store. Or, if weather permits, you could sell some of your extra things online or hold a garage sale. If you can’t bear to let go of something, put it neatly in clearly labeled plastic tubs or bins. In this way, you can keep your valuables – and your house – clean and organized at all times.


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