Whether living in a college dorm or downtown apartment, many of us struggle with the same issue—too much stuff and not enough space. It can be hard to organize with such little room, so VALLEY has some tips to help you clear all that clutter and keep a clean space.
Make a Habit Out of Hanging it Up
When walking in the door after a long day, the first thing you probably want to do is throw your stuff down and plop onto your bed. However, you can start to eliminate the mess caused by this common action by placing hooks on your walls wherever it is convenient. For example, you can hang a decorative hook by the door for your keys. There are also plenty of over-the-door hooks that can be used for anything from towels to jackets to purses. Take a look at some of these options available on Amazon.
Slippers Are Your Friend
During the wintertime especially, we track a lot of dirt and debris inside from our shoes without even knowing. If you want to avoid the muddy footprints and crummy floors, try switching into slippers before walking around in your dorm or apartment. Stay snug and stylish with these trendy slipper options.
Bins, Bins, Bins
Need a place to put all your throw blankets? Put them in a bin. Need somewhere to store your extra toiletries and medicines? Put them in a bin. Need to organize all the knickknacks you keep on your coffee table? Put them in a bin. You can really tidy up a place by consolidating them in one place, and there are so many aesthetic bin options that will only add to your space.
Narrow Down Your Décor
It hurts to admit, but a lot of the clutter we see in our spaces may be coming from the excessive decorations we have hanging up and lying around. A minimalist approach to decorating may help your space seem cleaner. That’s not to say you need to take down every poster or wall decoration you have hanging up. However, you could try spreading them throughout your space.
Take the Tediousness Out of Tidying Up
You might find it hard to believe, but cleaning doesn’t need to be the daunting task that you’ve always imagined it to be. Think of it as a time to throw on some of your favorite music and tune out the world. Who says you can’t dance while doing the dishes or sing your heart out while sweeping?