Keeping small spaces clean and tidy is definitely possible but it does require some organisational skills and thinking ahead. Let’s face it, we live in a pretty materialistic world and if you do have a small home, it really is imperative to think ahead before buying things to decide if you have space for them. In addition to this, we are excited about sharing these five tips for keeping a small apartment clean and tidy…
1. Everything needs its own place
Literally everything needs to have its own place. You need to decide where shoes go when you get in the apartment, where you’re going to keep coats, where your bag goes, and where you put your laptop. The kitchen table is not a dumping ground for post and all the paraphernalia from the day, make sure it stays clear.
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3. Tidy up regularly
It’s obviously easier if you live alone to keep things organised but if you live with someone else make sure they are on board too. There’s nothing more frustrating than you constantly trying while they aren’t! The best approach to keeping the apartment clean and tidy is to do little and often. Tidying around on a regular basis will keep the clutter at bay and stop you from having to spend too long doing it. You don’t want to leave it so long that you feel overwhelmed.
It’s essential to de-clutter on a regular basis if you want to have a clean and tidy home. There are so many things we keep without needing to. I’d suggest being completely ruthless and putting anything you don’t use into a box for selling or for sending to the Charity shop. Try to cut down on the amount of paperwork that comes into the house by opting for paperless statements and opening and filing all post that comes in. You never know, you may even make a bit of money in the process if you decide to sell some of your unwanted (or unnecessary) things…
5. Borrow – not buy
Books and clothing can take up a huge amount of space and it’s not always space that we have to spare. Consider helping the environment, your bank balance and your storage space by finding places to borrow items. You’ll be able to change up your look by paying a small fee to have things on loan. Or of course, make sure you are a regular at your local charity shop for both buying and donating.
I hope you found this blog post useful? I really believe that a clean and tidy space can go a long way in helping your mental health and generally just gives you an inner peace. Maybe that’s just me? Though somehow I don’t think I’m the only one. Let me know what you think?