Clutter in your home actually can increase your stress levels. Not to mention, it’s harder to find things and a bit embarrassing when guests pop into your Sherman Oaks apartments. Clean your way into the New Year with these easy tips for getting rid of that clutter for good.
Do One Room at a Time
You don’t have to begin with your entire apartment. Decide to just work on one room at a time. You can break it down even more to one area of the room. Set the time for 10 minutes and see how much you can get done.
Turn Furniture Into Storage
Make your furniture do double duty. You can find ottomans that have built-in compartments, beds with drawers beneath them, and side tables that have drawers or shelving for additional hideaways so you can keep items stored neatly.
Fill a Box a Week
Consider filling a box each week of items you don’t use anymore. You may find things that may just need to be thrown away, and you may have some things you can donate to Goodwill or another charity.
Find New Ways to Keep Items You Love
Maybe you don’t really have room for all those movies, CDs or photos, but you don't want to give them or throw them away. You can compact them! Things like old photos can be scanned and downloaded so they’re safe, and you can pack away the originals. You can digitize music and movies, too, which can save a lot of space in your home.
Think Before You Buy
Once you’ve been working on kicking the clutter habit, you’ll want to keep your apartment in great shape. Avoid allowing clutter back into your home by thinking before you buy. Before you bring home something new, ask yourself a few questions: Do you really need it? Do you have space for it? Do you already have something performing the same duty? Maintaining good cleaning practices will make your New Year brighter!
You’ll love coming home to a place that’s relaxing and organized. Looking for apartments in Sherman Oaks? Call our office today to learn more about our floor plans.