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Tips for Decluttering your Rental Property

Parma Woman Decluttering WardrobeWhen clutter starts to pile up, getting rid of it can appear to be a daunting task. But if your Garden City rental home is starting to overflow with clutter, it’s necessary to resolve the problem right away. The longer you wait, the more clutter is likely to accumulate, making decluttering even more nerve-racking!

Rather than trying to declutter your whole house or apartment all at once, consider subdividing your decluttering into smaller sections. No matter if you only have 10 minutes every day, you can start to clear away unattractive clutter little by little. In this manner, you can declutter your way to a more tidy and organized home you want.

Room by Room

One helpful approach to decluttering a rental home is to pay attention to one room at a time. As an illustration, most professional organizers suggest choosing one room in your house to completely eliminate clutter. Another approach 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.

Anything not in its proper place should go in the “put away” bin while tossing out broken items. After that, empty each bin by either putting the items away, throwing them out or donating them to a local thrift shop. This way, you can rapidly clear off counters, floors, and tabletops and see an instant improvement.

Keep it Short and Sweet

Another useful way to decluttering is to spend 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 a great idea to go through your pantry, and your medicine cabinet at least once every year and remove any expired or unused items. It is imperative to properly dispose of expired medications, as these cannot simply be junked in the garbage. Countertops are another trouble spot that can be quickly cleared of clutter in just a few minutes.

Once you’ve cleared the space, organize and replace the items you keep there. This is the right opportunity to create a system for that spice cabinet or group items in your pantry for easier access. Closets may be a larger task that requires more than 10 minutes, but a similar systematic approach will work on them, too. It would be best if you had plenty of boxes or bins handy to collect everything you think you no longer want and put away clothing pieces as you go.

A Place for Everything

Keeping your rental home free of clutter is unproblematic if everything you own has a proper place. When we assemble things, sometimes we accumulate items that don’t seem to belong anywhere in the house. Yet, to keep clutter under control, it’s important to find a permanent home for your things and carry back things to their proper place after using them.

If you’ve realized that you have too many things for the available space, it may be needed to be downsized or simplified. Think about donating unused items to a charity or thrift store. Or, if weather permits, you could sell some of your extra things online or hold a garage sale. Arrange everything you can’t bear to abandon in clearly labeled plastic tubs or bins. In this way, you can maintain your stuff – and your home – clean and organized all the time.


If you’re running out of storage space for your things, perhaps the time is right to find a new Garden City rental home. Real Property Management Boise can help! Visit our website to check out our great listings.

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