De-cluttering Tips for Spring in Your Seattle Apartment

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It doesn’t matter whether you live in a magnificent 1,000 square foot condo or a cozy 300 square foot studio… just about everyone can suffer from a cluttered apartment. Over time, we can’t help but accumulate stuff that gets thrown into closets, drawers, and corners.

A good cleaning can help you make your Seattle apartment feel a little more spacious, but there are also a few things you can do to eliminate clutter even if you don’t have several closets or cabinets around your apartment.

Maximizing the Space in Your Seattle Apartment

It seems like just about everyone is in need of more storage space. Even if you have a huge walk-in closet, it may feel like you can’t find enough room to put everything away in your apartment, and that can lead to a cluttered, messy look throughout your residence.

One interesting option described by Zip Car is to display the items you use in racks on the wall rather than put them away in a drawer (that might already be full anyway).

“It might sound paradoxical, but one of the best ways to get rid of clutter? Take all your stuff out of the cupboards. In the kitchen, consider open shelves; if your lease prevents you from busting out your drill, you can pick up a kitchen wall organizer or workstation on wheels.”

Taking everything out of your drawers is also an excellent way to take stock of what you own and whether you have a few extra items hanging around that might fare better in someone else’s kitchen as a donation or via a sale on Craigslist or eBay.

Consider: If you’re particularly inundated with extra stuff you don’t use, you can donate it and use the donation to reduce your taxes if you itemize each year. Even if you can’t take the contribution off your taxes, your good deed will likely make a few people very thankful for your generosity.

What NOT to Do When You’re De-Cluttering Your Seattle Apartment

One of the biggest mistakes apartment dwellers make when they attempt to declutter their space is buying a load of storage bins for the purpose of organizing everything. While you may benefit from a few plastic containers for organization in various areas of your apartment, it’s essential to reduce your clutter through donation, recycling, trash, and sales before trying to get everything organized into a legion of little plastic bins.

Apartment Therapy reveals:

“All of those pretty bins, boxes and baskets at The Container Store are very enticing, but they won’t do you any good unless they fit the space (on the shelf, under the bed, in the closet); hold what you need them to hold, and function properly for your particular space.”

You may indeed need to purchase a few items to improve your apartment’s level of organization, but adding items to your already-cluttered apartment is something you should avoid doing unless you’re entirely sure you need to purchase something.

Enjoy Living in Seattle This Spring at ClockTower Apartments

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