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Tips for Decluttering your Rental Property

Fort Worth Woman Decluttering WardrobeWhen clutter starts to pile up, eliminating it can seem like a very tiring task. But if your Fort Worth rental home is beginning to overflow with clutter, it’s critical to tackle the problem right away. The longer you wait, the more clutter is likely to build up, making decluttering even more stressful!

Instead of trying to declutter your whole house or apartment all at once, think about splitting up your decluttering into smaller portions. Regardless of whether you have just 10 minutes every day, you can start to clear away unattractive clutter little by little. Along these lines, you can declutter your way to a more tidy and organized home you want.

Room by Room

One focused approach to decluttering a rental home is to work on one room at a time. As an illustration, lots of professional organizers suggest choosing one room in your house to completely remove clutter. Another way is to create separate bins or boxes for items you need to put away, donate, or throw out. After that, go and put each piece of clutter in one of the bins.

Place everything that is not in its proper place in the “put away” bin while tossing out broken items. Then, empty each bin by either putting the items away, throwing them out or donating them to a local thrift shop. In this manner, you can easily clear off counters, floors, and tabletops and notice an instant improvement.

Keep it Short and Sweet

Another efficient way to decluttering is to allocate just a few minutes at a time decluttering one single location, such as a drawer or cabinet. Using this approach, you should set a time limit, such as 10 minutes. After that, 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’s always recommended to go through your pantry, and your medicine cabinet at least yearly and remove any expired or unused items. It is important to properly dispose of expired medications, as these cannot simply be tossed in the garbage. Countertops are another trouble spot that can be quickly cleared of clutter in just a few minutes.

After you’ve cleared the space, organize and replace the items you are store there. Now is the ideal opportunity to create a system for that spice cabinet or group items in your pantry for easier access. Closets may be a major task that needs more than 10 minutes, but a similar systematic approach will work on them, too. Be sure to have plenty of boxes or bins handy to accumulate everything you think you no longer want and store clothing pieces as you go.

A Place for Everything

Keeping your rental home free of clutter is easier if everything you own has a proper place. As we collect things, sometimes we accumulate items 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 return items to their proper place after using them.

If you’ve found that you have too many things for the available space, it may be necessary to downsize or simplify. Consider donating unused items to a charity or thrift store. Otherwise, if weather permits, you could sell some of your extra things online or hold a garage sale. Organize everything you can’t bear to release in clearly labeled plastic tubs or bins. Like this, you can hold your belongings – and your household – clean and organized all the time.


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