Tips for Lowering Stress by Keeping a Tidy Apartment

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You’ve probably seen many online posts recently saying how messy people are more creative and free-spirited, and this might be true. However, a constantly messy living space can do more harm than good. Especially if you lead a busy lifestyle, mess simply creates stress.

With a constant clutter in your workspace and apartment, it can be difficult to relax both physically and mentally. There’s always that feeling that your work is never done, and this can cause unnecessary anxiety.

For homeowners, it can be even more difficult, as they’re responsible for every broken appliance, every stain, every problem. When you rent, it does get a lot easier dealing with these issues, and you can live stress-free knowing that your landlord can help you.

You should still keep your home tidy and clean, whether you own or rent, so check out some of our tips that can help you relieve stress and keep your place comfy.

Declutter

This is always the first step towards leading a more peaceful life. A lot of times our homes are filled with countless items we never use, hoping that someday, we’ll get creative and find a purpose for them, and yet never making it to that fateful day. So, start today with throwing out anything you’re not using.

Clothes should go first, anything you haven’t worn in over 6 months should be donated or thrown away. Any empty boxes, jars, old makeup, and broken appliances should also go.

Find a Home for Each Item

Do you know where your keys are? Your phone charger? How about your passport or state ID? You’ve cut your finger, but where did you leave the Band-Aids? When you don’t have a specific place for most of your items, it can be extremely stressful and time-consuming trying to find them when you need them.

This is why it’s good to have a place for everything, and everything in its place. Keep similar items together and place the less frequently used items in the less accessible places.

Short Daily Cleaning Sprees

Mostly, people avoid tidying up their place because they know it’ll take ages to finish. However, this doesn’t have to be true. Dedicate about 10 to 15 minutes each day to cleaning your apartment.

There’s no need to mop the floors and spend hours cleaning your windows every day. It’s important to start small. Make your bed before you go to work and start the dishwasher before going to sleep. Put the magazines on your desk away and return your jewelry to the jewelry box. It’s usually as simple as that.

Don’t Strive for Perfection

Your apartment doesn’t have to look like it came out of a magazine. It’s okay to have a few dishes in the sink and some paperwork over your desk. Trying to maintain a reasonably tidy area is great for starters. It’s good enough when you can have your apartment ready for guests within 15 minutes.

A tidy place will leave you feeling stress-free, and it’ll create a comfortable atmosphere. Especially when you’re renting, your apartment will feel much more like a true home when it’s clean. Find your perfect tidy apartment by contacting our leasing office today to schedule a tour of one of our residences!

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