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We all can get up on a Saturday morning and clean our apartment down to the baseboards but how do you prevent all that clutter and mess that just comes throughout the week? We want to share a couple of tips with you that might keep your apartment looking great all week long. Let’s get started.

First things first, try to get rid of things that are old or used up while you are doing your weekly cleaning. There is no need to hold on to junk for longer than needed. That being said, don’t underestimate the importance of having a junk drawer somewhere. If you need, or just have, to keep something that you maybe could or should throw out you can put it out of sight in your junk drawer to keep your apartment looking clean and picked up.

The next most important thing is to make sure everything in your apartment has a home and make sure to return there when you are done using it. Creating a habit of putting things away will be a huge help. You will find that you have to spend way less time out of your weekend going back and hanging up clothes you used or doing all those dishes. It’s so much easier to do it right then and there. If everything doesn’t have a home yet try to find some organizing bins or shelves at Wal-Mart, IKEA, or really anywhere else that might sell some affordable furniture.

Here’s a tip you might not have thought of. Clean out your cupboards and fridge while making a grocery list for the week. Get rid of expired food or food you know you won’t eat soon. This could end up taking you 5 minutes a week and save you from having to do an hour-long cupboard clean and purge. Not only will this help you stay de-cluttered in your apartment, but it might help to ‘de-clutter’ your diet as well. With this tip, you could find yourself saving money on groceries and eating healthier.

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