The floor plans at our East End Louisville apartments are luxurious and spacious —our one-bedrooms have an average of 900 square feet, and our three-bedrooms boast an average of almost 1,600 square feet. There is plenty of space for you to furnish, decorate, and stock your home at The Paddock at Eastpoint; however, organization can be tricky with apartment living. Keep your home clutter-free, clean, and organized with these five super easy (and fun!) organizational tips.
1.) Use furniture that doubles as storage
Everyone needs more storage, but large plastic storage bins can be unsightly. Thankfully, there are many furniture options available today that are both functional and stylish. For example, ottomans with hidden storage compartments can be used to store everything from DVDs and video games to shoes and blankets. Other examples of multi-functional furniture that can provide extra storage space include beds with built-in drawers or storage compartments, coffee tables with lift-top lids, dressers with mirrored doors, shelving units with baskets or bins, and storage benches. By choosing multi-functional furniture, you can free up space in your home and create a more stylish and organized environment.
2.) Make every space have its own purpose
One of the most important rules of organization is to make sure that every space serves its intended purpose. For example, a coffee table should be big enough to hold a cup of coffee, a book, and maybe a remote control. A nightstand should have room for a lamp, a book, and a place to charge your phone. And your silverware should be stored in a drawer in your kitchen, not on your dining room table. Don’t overthink it too much. The goal is to create a space that is functional and comfortable. If you can do that, you’re on the right track.
3.) Do small chores every day
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the mess in your apartment, it’s time to take action. Dedicate a day or weekend to a deep cleaning of your entire space. Once you’ve got everything clean and organized, create a schedule of daily chores to help you keep things tidy. By doing a few small things each day, you can prevent messes from piling up. Here are some tips:
- Choose a time each day to clean. It could be first thing in the morning, before bed, or during your lunch break.
- Break down your cleaning tasks into smaller chunks. This will make them seem less daunting and more manageable.
- Set a timer for each task. This will help you stay on track and avoid getting sidetracked.
- Reward yourself for completing your cleaning tasks. This will help you stay motivated.
Keeping your apartment clean doesn’t have to be a chore. By following these tips, you can create a cleaning routine that works for you and your lifestyle.
4.) Use it, lose it, or love it
Everyone has a little bit of a hoarder in them. We all have that one item that we just can’t seem to get rid of, even though we don’t use it anymore. Maybe it’s a childhood toy, a piece of furniture from our first apartment, or a souvenir from a trip we took years ago. Whatever the item is, it’s important to remember that nostalgia is a dangerous thing when it comes to decluttering. Just because we have an emotional attachment to something doesn’t mean it has value in our current lives. If you’re struggling to let go of something, ask yourself these questions:
- Do I use this item regularly?
- Do I love this item, and can I justify keeping it?
- Did this item have value to me in the past, but has it served its purpose?
If you can’t answer yes to any of these questions, it’s time to let go. Donate the item to a thrift store, sell it online, or give it to a friend or family member who will appreciate it.
5.) Don’t be afraid to reach out for help!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the mess in your apartment, don’t be afraid or embarrassed to call in a professional organizer. These people make a living helping people get organized, and they can help you get your apartment back in order. Professional organizers have a fresh, unbiased perspective on your space. They can help you identify areas that need decluttering and come up with a plan to get your place looking its best. They can also help you develop new organizational habits that will help you stay on top of the mess in the future.
We know you’ll absolutely love living at The Paddock at Eastpoint, and by following these easy tips, you can ensure that your home is feeling clutter-free and organized – it’s your personal sanctuary, after all. Stop by to view our stunning floor plans today.