The journey to living a less cluttered life may start in your closets. For many of us, that’s where clutter originates, and before we know it, the clutter has spilled over to other areas of our apartments – and lives. That’s why decluttering can be so beneficial. It frees up space in our apartments, leaving us with roomier closets, cabinets, drawers, and shelves, which can have a peaceful effect on our minds.
Haven’t tried to declutter before? No worries! Here is an easy how-to on decluttering your Alachua, Florida, apartment:
• Decide on which area of your apartment you’ll tackle first. Decluttering can be an overwhelming task, so it’s best to do it in small chunks. Maybe you want to start with your bedroom closet, your kitchen pantry, or your desk.
• Next, take everything out of that space. If you have opted to declutter your bedroom closet, this means you want to remove everything from the closet until it is empty. Find a good spot in your apartment to place the items (such as your living room), where you have plenty of space to sort through them.
• Now, begin to sort through your items. You will want to create three piles: “To Keep,” “To Donate,” and “To Throw Away.” Take each item and decide if it’s something you want to keep or not. Anything you are not keeping will be put in the donation pile (if it’s in good, working condition) or the trash pile.
• Replace and rearrange. Once you have finished sorting through all your items, you can put the items you’ve decided to keep back to their respective locations. You’ll notice you have more room in your closet, cabinet, pantry, etc., so you can take this opportunity to rearrange your belongings in any way you choose.
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