Most of the times you won’t even realize that there is clutter in your apartment until it is a bit too late. You just happen to look at the ground and see it covered with a 10 inches layer of stuff on the ground. Cleaning it up will take a few hours, and you will waste a lot of time doing this.
And you don’t even know how to get started, and that’s why this article is supposed to help you. It will give you some tips so that next time you’ll avoid all the clutter.
Most apartments in Raleigh do not have a janitor, so you will have to do the cleaning yourself.
So the keyword here is prevention. You just have to do it every day for a few minutes. Having a clean and organized home is usually the best way of decorating your apartment anyway. And there are plenty of benefits. Not only will it lower your stress, but you will also be able to work properly and do your assignments, whether it is homework or office work.
To get started, you need to assign a spot for every single thing. Every single item needs to have a home of its own. Until you earn enough money to invest in some storage options, you will have to organize everything. Use shelves and vertical furniture to optimize space as much as possible. Most rentals in Raleigh will only have vertical furniture anyway.
Another thing you need to do is not put off your mail. Even though opening mail is a huge part of your life ever since you’ve become an adult, this does not mean that you should not read them on the spot and leave them on the table instead. Why are you still wondering where all that clutter is coming from when it’s obvious that it’s from those envelopes right there?
To save as much time as possible, try to filter out the junk mail from the actual important letters or bills. In fact, you won’t be probably receiving more than 1-2 important letters a day, which means that you can probably make time to read those anyway.
Also, you may want to go digital if you can. This means that you should throw all those CDs and DVDs collections and start actually to digitize your favorite music or movies. You won’t use any of those old movies anytime soon anyway. Most of the tenants in Raleigh apartments for rent went digital years ago anyway.
Also, you should get rid of duplicate items and stop subscribing to so many magazines. In fact, throw out anything that’s not an important document or a book. You’ll thank me later.
All in all, if you do these things right now, I guarantee you that clutter will be gone in no time.