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How to take on a Minimalist Lifestyle in Your Apartment

Minimalist [min-uh-muh-list] – a person who favors a moderate approach to the achievement of a set of goals or who holdsminimal expectations for the success of a program.

When it comes to living in an apartment, it is important to avoid cluttering to feel like you aren’t being suffocated in your own home. If you feel like Spring-cleaning didn’t do enough to cleanse your space – think about taking up minimalism! Here are three tips for minimalism – 

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Inventory Everything

The rule of thumb is to keep what you use daily and monthly, but toss things that you haven’t touch in nearly 12 months. We all have things in our closet that we say we’re going to wear, but never do. Toss it! Once you start donating items that you no longer use, it’ll feel like a weight has been lifted.

Keep Multipurpose Items

A key to feeling like you’re not losing everything when decluttering, is keeping things that are multipurpose. If you can eliminate some items that basically do the same thing – why not?!

Don’t Go Overboard

Do decluttering in cycles so you don’t get overwhelmed. Every two weeks find a handful of things you can get rid of. Minimalism shoots for about 100 items or less. Baby steps!

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How to Declutter Your Apartment

As an apartment owner you don’t quite have the luxury of storage, but sometimes things just start to pile up. Before you know if your apartment is cluttered and you don’t know where to start. We have compiled some steps to take the stress out of your last ditch effort to Spring clean before Summer —

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Shred piled up old bills and pay stubs

 Store your warm clothing

You’d be surprised about how much room you’re missing out on in your closets. Either vacuum seal old clothing to create more space or box them up and move them to the laundry room.

Clean out your refrigerator and freezer

This sounds like a real pain, but just think of it as setting yourself up for a less heavy duty cleaning job for when your lease is up.

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Wash your blinds and/or curtains

Because they actually are dustier than you think.

Deep cleaning doesn’t have to be miserable! Enlist your partner or kids with the duties and blast your favorite music while doing it. The sooner you get this done, the quicker you get to be carefree this Summer. Worry about your tan lines, not your messy apartment.

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