ORGANIZATION IS KEY
I’ve just recently moved from a one
bedroom apartment and into a two bedroom
apartment because I needed a little more space.
After I Realized that my one bedroom apartment
was making me disorganized, I came up with a plan.
If I am having this much trouble getting
organized in a space that I’ve lived in for more
than a year, then I am going to have some major
issues after I get all my clutter into my new apartment.
GET ORGANIZED BEFORE & AFTER THE MOVE
My main issue in my first apartment were single, packed,
or opened mail everywhere! Being a student,
I like to save all my work until the end of the semester,
but I usually end up keeping it.
This was a big problem.
The papers on my desk started cluttering as did
my apartment. The next thing you know I
had paper piles everywhere.
SOLUTION: The first thing I did when I started
to organize my loose papers was to sort.
Go through all of your papers.
What I did was grabbed everything and went into a neat room.
If your surrounded by a messy area you
could get frustrated, so go into a place where you
can calmly sit down and look through what
you need to keep. When I did this I went
out and bought hanging folders and a small
two drawer filing cabinet. As I sorted, I labeled,
and stored. This was easy to move out because
everything was all set and orderly.
TOO MUCH STUFF?
The other problem I had in my apartment was too much
stuff. When I come to think of it, I never thought of myself
as a pack rack, but as I went through my things I caught myself saying,
“I haven’t seen this in forever!.”
Once you say those five words you might
need to grab a garbage bag. Little nic-nacs aren’t
necessary unless you’re a collector.
SOLUTION: Ask yourself,
“DO I NEED IT?”
This was pretty hard for me but if I can get through it so can you!
After you get everything cleaned up and
you’re asking yourself whether you need
it or not, you will start to see more space in the room.
After I cleaned up my house I felt more relaxed.
I was actually watching Tyra Banks the other
day and she said that having a clean house
can improve your relationship.
SOLUTION: I found that keeping things out
of the corners of the apartment made it look
and feel more spacious.
If you have a smaller apartment you need to do this!
After I got everything set and in order I got a
few organizational bins and went to work on my cabinets,
closets, bathroom, pantry, and office. I bought a label maker
to so that I could keep myself in check.
ALWAYS ON THE GO?
Most of us are always on the go.
After you get your apartment in order open
up an excel sheet and make a simple chart
label the columns with the chores that need
to be done in the house on the weekly basis,
and then label the top row with the days of the week.
Put a check mark on a few things every single day
. The most you need to accomplish is five tasks a day.
Do not overwhelm yourself, breathe, and go for it!
I hope these tips have helped you get organized!