Our spring apartment detox
Spring is here and that means it's time to get organized! If your space is ready for a detox, we have some great tips for creating a more minimalist and organized home this spring.
Closet clean out
If your closet is bursting at the seams, it might be time to purge what you no longer need. Getting rid of clothes can feel challenging -- "I have worn this in ages but what if I need it in the future?" comes to mind. You can always accumulate more clothing, and you probably will whether you get rid of these items or not. If you're unsure of what to toss out and what to save, a great trick is the hanger trick. Turn all your hangers to face the back of your closet. When you wear an item, flip the hanger around when you hang it back up. After 6 months or a year, you'll know exactly what made it onto your body and what collected dust. Be kind and donate your unwanted clothing to a shop like Value Village instead of throwing it out. If you live in Niagara Falls, there's one located at 6278 Lundy's Ln.
Kitchens, especially apartment kitchens, can offer minimal storage space. If yours is at max capacity, a purge might be in order. Just about everyone accumulates unnecessary kitchen gadgets over time. You may have many that you never use that are taking up valuable real estate in your kitchen cupboards and drawers. If you know which ones are unnecessary, collect them in a bag to donate, trade or regift. If you don't, you can try a similar trick to the closet clutter hack outlined above. Put post it notes on any gadget you suspect is just taking up space. When you use one, remove the post it. Check on what's gone untouched after a month or two and purge with confidence.
No one likes to look at a clutter filled space. If your home is full of stacks of your belongings, it might be time to get organized and invest in storage items. For example, a coffee table with hidden storage can be a great way to store away books and magazines, even toys! Adding bedside and living room side tables can help you keep random items from invading your limited floor space, too. If you live in Niagara Falls, there's an IKEA in St. Catherine's where you can find tons of chic storage items.
What is it about fridges that makes them prone to becoming a black hole for everything you've ever bought at the grocery store? If you have a fridge full of past-due items, it's time to say goodbye. Unlike your closet or kitchen drawer purge, there's no reason to wait and see if your moldy cheese might be of use to you in 6 months. Pro tip: wear gloves because you never know if you're in for a messy job. Once you've discarded the undesirable items, give your fridge shelves a good wipe down with vinegar and baking soda to kill any harmful bacteria before you put your safe items back in.
Panoramic Properties hopes that by following our tips you’ll enjoy a cleaner and more organized apartment by early spring.