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It often goes unsaid, but apartment organization is a daunting task. However, if you want to contribute to your mental wellness, it’s a very important aspect of your life to consider. When broken up room-by-room, this seemingly insurmountable task is a lot more approachable. From the kitchen to the closet and bathroom, here’s how to conquer any disorganized mess and take advantage of your expansive floor plan.
Tackle jammed bathroom cabinets.
Space is often cramped in your bathroom, so it’s important to be firm and decisive about getting rid of things you don’t need. Toss out toiletries and equipment or other items that you rarely use. In your medicine cabinet, limit yourself to just the essentials to keep your organization goals on track. Trust us, you can live without that seventh bottle of nail polish remover.
Rethink your closet and wardrobe.
Even if you consider yourself the most organized of people, your closet often tells a different story. Try this trick: turn all the clothes hanging in your closet so that the hangers face back-to-front. Over the next six months, if you wear an item of clothing, return it to the closet and turn the hanger around. You might be shocked at how many clothes you never wear! At the end of the six months, consider tossing those items you never wore.
Keep similar items in the kitchen together.
It may seem like a no-brainer, but things that work together should be stored together, as close as possible to where they are used. Meaning, pots, pans, and cooking utensils should be stored near the stove, giving you easy access to what you’ll need while cooking. Plates, dishes, cups, and utensils should be kept together, while coffee, mugs and other supplies should be stored near the coffee maker.
Keep track of your entertainment odds and ends.
Inventory the items in your entertainment center or cabinets and only keep the items that you use regularly. Organizing your movies, games, books, photos, and other sentimental items is a great way to improve the look of your living room. It can also help inspire you to rediscover old favorites. Odds and ends, such as these, can be labeled, put away, or even hung stylishly.