2017 is upon us! With the influx of holiday presents, your apartment may be looking a little more cluttered than normal. January is a great time to get a jump-start on spring cleaning. The new year marks a new opportunity to get your apartment organized and functional. Throwing things away may be difficult, but we have a few tips to help you sort through the stuff!

Use the 6 Month Rule for Closet Cleaning

New year, new wardrobe! In order to make room for your new style, it’s a good idea to donate some of the older clothing that hasn’t been worn in a while. Our favorite way to do this is with the 6 Month Rule. Go through your closet piece by piece, and try to remember the last time you wore that article of clothing. If you haven’t worn it in 6 months or longer, it’s time to toss to the donate pile. This rule makes your process simple and efficient.

Invest in a New Storage System

So you have all of these new Christmas presents. Now what? Now you have to find somewhere to put them! The installation of new storage options is a great way to clean up your current living space. This 9-Cube Organization Shelving System from Target has plenty of room for storage. The system is also completely customizable. There are several different finishes available, and the canvas storage cubbies come in a rainbow of colors (sold separately).

Begin a Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly Cleaning Schedule

January 1st is a good time to start a steady cleaning schedule. Purchase a calendar to keep up with chores to complete each week, month, and quarter. This will help ensure your apartment stays in great condition. It also keeps your load of chores from building up and becoming too overwhelming. Check out our recent blog post about this topic to get some inspiration!

If you try to declutter and you still need more space in your apartment, feel free to give us a call! Our Apartment Finders are experts in finding a floor plan that meets the needs of your size and your budget. Our free Apartment Finders have access to every apartment in the area, and will help you narrow down the options that best fit your needs. Give us a call at 512-298-0228 to set your appointment with one of our Licensed Apartment Locators.

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