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5 Ways to Avoid Clutter in Your New Rental Home

Cutler Bay Tenant Keeping Their Rental Home Free of Unnecessary Clutter by Tidying UpMoving to another house often marks the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. And if you start that new chapter the right 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 Cutler Bay rental home is going to be a burden. Thinking ahead, the wisest way to deal with the clutter is to keep it from piling up at the start. But that could be a little easier said than done!

To keep your new home clutter-free, you need an approach that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Let’s look into a few 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 things lying around that don’t seem to have a place, piled-up magazines or junk mail, or stuff that 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 approach to keep it from consuming you.

2. Just Say No

A chief way to prevent clutter from accumulating is to never bring it home. This approach may need you to take a hard look at your purchasing habits and create a few changes. For example, just don’t bring home free or promotional items you’re never going to use. It is the same for household items. If you have something already, don’t buy 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 cool idea to keep clutter out of your home is to have a box for items you plan to donate. Try to contemplate how long you’ve had certain items as well as how likely you’re going to use them again while you go through your things. 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 gist is to replace stuff that you already own instead of adding it to your belongings. For example, when you purchase a new piece of clothing, donate one that you’re not using. By doing this, you’re allowing the overall number of items in your house to be limited to a feasible minimum.

5. Focus on Experiences, Not Things

Another usual difficult area 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 give out and ask for gifts that provide experiences rather than things. For example, try asking as well as giving out movie tickets, restaurant gift cards, or other items. Instead of clutter, you can gather great memories of the times spent doing activities with the people who mean the world to you.

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

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