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5 Ways to Avoid Clutter in Your New Rental Home

Beebe Tenant Keeping Their Rental Home Free of Unnecessary Clutter by Tidying UpMoving to a new home definitely indicates the commencement of a new chapter in our lives. And making that new chapter a substantially great one starts with keeping your new home clean and free of clutter. If you’re like some people, clutter in your home seems to accumulate really fast to the point that decluttering your Beebe rental home turns into a great big hassle before you know it. The most brilliant approach forward is to keep clutter from accumulating in the first place. However, that may be a little easier said than done!

To hold and keep your new home clutter-free, you need strategies that are simple and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Let’s look closer at various strategies that could be just what you need to apply to avoid clutter in your new home.

1.   Identify Trouble Spots

Quite a lot of the clutter in homes falls into just a few basic categories. The most standard trouble areas for clutter are things lying around that don’t look like they have a place, piled-up magazines or junk mail, or “aspirational” items (items you buy to acquire a skill or create a project but then never use). Though really, if you know where your clutter comes from, you can create a targeted strategy to keep it from overwhelming you.

2.   Just Say No

One of the best solutions to prevent clutter from building up is to never bring it home. This process may call for you to take a hard look at your shopping habits and make several changes. For instance, avoid bringing home free or promotional items you’ll surely never use. The same thing applies to household items. If you already have something, don’t buy more.

Before resorting to buying anything new, take into account how it may add to the clutter in your home. It is furthermore a great idea to determine how often you will use something new. If it still seems worth having, try to replace something you already have to actually prevent from simply adding more stuff you’ll need to store.

3.   Create a Charity Box

Another effective strategy to keep clutter out of the house is to bring out a box for items you plan to donate. As you go through your things, try to assess how long you’ve had certain items and how likely it is that you’ll use them again. If you haven’t touched the item in over a year, the longshot is that you won’t be using it again. Instead of keeping it there and accumulating dust, look into offering it to charity.

4.   Use the One-In, One-Out Rule

A good strategy for things like clothes, books, and toys is the one-in, one-out rule. Simply stated, the idea is to replace items you already have in lieu of adding to your possessions. By way of example, at any time you acquire a new item of clothing, donate one that you likely won’t be wearing much, if at all. In this manner, you keep the overall amount of stuff in your house to a manageable minimum.

5.   Focus on Experiences, Not Things

Another common trouble area for clutter involves gifts. Objects that we receive as gifts can be really difficult to dispose of for sentimental reasons.  Instead of just letting items with sentimental value pile up, just try to give and request gifts that actually lead to experiences rather than things. For instance, try asking for (and giving) movie tickets, restaurant gift cards, or other items. Instead of clutter, you can collect good memories of times spent doing things with your favorite people.


Keeping your home free of clutter can be a challenge, though really, taking advantage of these and other strategies can count a lot toward your goal. However, if your current rental house is rather too small to store all of your things, it may be time to move to a bigger one. If you are in the market for a new Beebe rental home, Real Property Management Delta has what you need! Check out our online listings for more information.

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