Apartments and rental townhomes are notorious for plenty of reasons, but one thing many renters worry about is space. With a home that you don’t actually own, you’re unable to expand out and get more storage at home where you need it, so some worry about clutter. Over time, you may find your rental feeling a bit cluttered and miss having all the moving room. The good news is: getting rid of your rental clutter is easy with the right knowledge in mind.
Assess the Situation
FIrst, you’ll want to look at what areas of your home seem especially problematic. You may have closets that are packed to the brim or are using a spare bedroom as a cluttered storage space. Once you identify what areas of your home need change, you can decide how to change them. The first step is likely to take stock of everything you own.
Tackle the Easy Stuff
It can be hard to tell what you really have if there’s stuff that’s obviously junk. Anything that is obviously trash or recycling is just wasting space in your rental, so get rid of all of that first. Cleaning and dusting the area will also give you a better sense of what you have left. You also want to look for items that are broken, rarely used, or if you just have more than one of the same thing. These are all good signs that these should items should hit the trash.
Clearing Out Excess
Now that you have all the obvious stuff out of the way, it’s time to really decide what you want to keep. Take a look at whatever is left and decide if you really want it or not. Ask yourself whether or not it’s something you really love, use often enough to justify owning, or if its in good condition or not. The good news is, some of these items don’t need to get trashed and can instead be sold, netting you some cash in the name of decluttering your rental. Lastly, a great option for the residents of the Apartments of Wildewood is to take advantage of on site lockers to store anything you don’t need taking up room but don’t want to get rid of either!
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!