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5 Ways to Avoid Clutter in Your New Rental Home

Burlington Tenant Keeping Their Rental Home Free of Unnecessary Clutter by Tidying UpMoving to a different house often marks the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. And if you begin that new chapter the correct way, you are keeping that new home clean and free of clutter. Just like other people, clutter in your home seems to pile up so fast that, before you know it, decluttering your Burlington rental home is going to be a burden. Thinking ahead, the wisest way is to keep clutter from piling up is at the start. But that is easier said than done!

To keep your new home clutter-free, you need a game plan that is easy to add to your daily routine. Let’s take a look into some things that might be just what you need to avoid clutter in your new home.

1. Identify Trouble Spots

Most of the clutter seen in the home would fall into just a few basic categories. The most usual problematic areas for clutter are items lying around that don’t seem to have a place, piled-up magazines or junk mail or things you purchase to learn a skill or create a project but then never use. However, once you identify where your clutter comes from, you can create a specific strategy to keep it from overwhelming you.

2. Just Say No

The best way to prevent clutter from piling up is to never bring it home. This approach may need you to assess your purchasing habits and make a few changes. For example, just don’t bring home free or promotional items you’re never going to use. The same principle applies to household items. If you already own something, just don’t get another.

Before buying something new, first think if it’s going to add to the clutter in your home. It is also a great idea to know how often you will make use of a specific item. If it still is worth having, how about you try to replace an item you already own. By doing this, you are simply refraining from adding more stuff you’ll need to keep.

3. Create a Charity Box

Another amazing idea to keep clutter out of your home is to have a box for things you plan to donate. Try to think how long you’ve had certain things as well as how likely you’re going to use them again while you go through your stuff. If you haven’t used the item in over a year, it’s likely that you will not need it again. Instead of allowing it to sit and gather dust, consider donating it to charity.

4. Use the One-In, One-Out Rule

A nice strategy for stuff like clothes, books, and toys is the one-in, one-out rule. The idea is to replace things that you already own instead of adding them to your belongings. For example, when you buy new clothing, donate one that you’re probably not using as much. By doing this, you’re keeping the overall number of items in your house to a minimum.

5. Focus on Experiences, Not Things

Another area of concern for clutter involves gifts. The stuff we get as gifts can be tough to part with for sentimental reasons. Instead of letting items with sentimental value pile up, try to offer and request gifts that provide experiences rather than things. For example, how about asking as well as giving out movie tickets, restaurant gift cards, or other stuff. Instead of clutter, you can have great memories of the times spent doing activities with your favorite people.

Keeping your home free of clutter can be hard, but using these strategies, your goal is achievable. However, if your current rental house is just too small to place all of your things, it may be time to move to a bigger one. If you are in the market for a new Burlington rental home, Real Property Management Sterling has what you need! Check out our online listings for more information.

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