declutter-apartment

While apartments are typically smaller than homes, there are many benefits to apartment living. Just because an apartment has less space than a home doesn’t mean it can’t stay organized! Follow our tips and tricks below to help keep your apartment clutter free.

Tips to Keep Your Apartment Clutter Free

1. Invest in Furniture that Offers Storage Space

One of the best ways to declutter your apartment is to ensure all of your belongings have a specific storage spot. Because closets tend to fill up quickly, it isn’t always easy finding space in your apartment. That’s why investing in furniture that offers storage space, like an ottoman or a bed with drawers underneath, is a great option to keep your space organized.

 

2. Try the Closet Hanger Experiment

Even apartments with the best amenities, like large closets, can run out of storage space. To help you stay organized and get rid of clothing you no longer need, make sure all of your hangers are facing the same direction. Then, for the next six months, any items you wear, hang them back up with the hanger facing the opposite direction. You can then evaluate what you have and haven’t worn over the past few months. Chances are if you haven’t worn it, you don’t need it. You can then donate your items to a friend in need or to a local charity.

 

3. Think Vertical

While having too many large pieces of furniture can make a space feel cramped, try to take advantage of the unused space in your home. By purchasing pieces of furniture or shelving units that are taller rather than wider, you can truly maximize your storage space. In addition, these pieces of furniture will help bring the eye upward, making your apartment look spacious and less cluttered.

 

4. Do a Little Bit Each Day

Many people blame their cluttered apartments on the fact that they don’t have hours to dedicate to getting organized. But if you dedicate15-30 minutes everyday to a specific project, you will be surprised at how much you can accomplish over just a few weeks. Spend Sunday planning out your decluttering projects for the week, making lists of what needs to be accomplished everyday. That way, you can stay focused on the task at hand.

 

Apartments in Denville, NJ

If you’re looking for an apartment in the Denville, NJ area, look no further than Estling Village. Our one and two-bedroom floor plans are perfect for first time buyers and couples looking to begin a family. For more information about our leasing specials or to schedule a tour, please contact us today.