Apartment Organization Ideas for the Cooler Seasons

Here are some apartment organization ideas that will assist you in keeping a managed New York City abode, especially when the colder seasons bring the added mess of snow, ice, and rain. Maintaining an organized lifestyle will make it more comfortable.

Applying some apartment organization ideas will help you keep a managed New York City abode, especially with the colder seasons bringing the added mess of snow, ice, and rain. Maintaining an organized lifestyle will make it more comfortable now that you will be spending more time inside. With these easy, how-to apartment organization ideas, you will have your decor put in order and looking beautiful and guest ready.

Organize a Plan

With sharing websites like Google Drive, you can easily make a plan of action to keep your NYC apartment organized and looking its best. Plot jobs, instructions, and a schedule that you can share and edit with others in the household. Have everyone check off a task as it is finished. With shared editing all can add tips and assistance from home or away. You will also be able to make notes to refer to when out shopping for supplies and decor.

Daily Cleanup

Everyday chores, such as sweeping the bare floors and making sure the kitchen sink does not get piled up with dirty dishes, are necessary to stay organized. A spray cleaner and sponge in the bath area will make it easy for everyone to quickly clean the tub or shower after use. Keep yourself and your home safe by only using healthy cleaning products.

Purchase attractive bedding, such as duvet covers, that make it is easy to keep the bed looking well kept every day. Simply smooth out the bed sheets and pull the comforter in place. Fluff and situate the pillows neatly and the bed is made. Pretty throw pillows can be easily added with a quick toss.

Countertops and tables have a way of accumulating stuff. Take control by keeping flat surfaces tidy to ensure a beautiful decor. Throw away newspapers and mail daily as you read them. It is important to not let these items collect, or you will be overwhelmed with paper junk instead of a clean and comforting decor.

By the Week

Dust and vacuum by completing a different room or area every day to keep the weekly cleaning easily accomplished. Multitask doing the laundry with other chores or working out, and fold as you go to put clothes neatly away. Have one day devoted to heavier cleaning, such as washing floors and windows.

Decorate to Organize

Always keep papers organized so your desk surface stays tidy. Shop to find attractive organizational furnishings, such as letter trays or letter boxes, to hide paperwork in plain sight. Buy decorative containers to keep office supplies hidden. Consistently go through your paperwork to sort out what should be discarded, and file away important items as you take care of business.

A bookcase is not just for books. A lovely shelving unit is the perfect place to keep attractive covered boxes to organize homework and hide away papers and notes as well as bulky tools and craft supplies. Small square storage ottomans also make the perfect place to file away paperwork. Purchase file folders to use the ottoman as a file box.

Stylized baskets are very helpful to keep a clean and organized decor. Place a basket in the bathroom to have towels neatly rolled up and stored in to be guest prepared. Upon entering the apartment, have people take off shoes to be put in a basket by the door. Also keep a small basket of slippers to offer your guests after they remove their shoes.

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Carol Ruth Weber writes on interests relevant to today's dwellers in society from decor to health, beauty and fashion as well as green living and DIY. Carol began her career as a Theatrical Costume and Set Designer and segued into the world of Interior Design. Along the way Carol honed her skills as both an Interior Designer and Life Designer.Carol has been taken into service by individuals and businesses to assist clients with the daily battles to find enough time in every day to do all that is needed to do in order to enjoy their life and to be happy with their surroundings providing subjects for her many published pieces. Carol is known for her thoughtful and insightful views as well as being an on-air expert for eHow and SFGate.Read Carol's many articles focusing on Decorating, Fashion, Beauty, Art, Pets, Lifestyle and General News published on Examiner.com. Her talented approach to life through writing can also be seen on statewide CBSlocal.com sites as well as for a number of other publications including Yahoo and Care.com. Enjoy following Carol's blog for her insightful look at the world. Carol's mission through her writing is to dance people towards results to achieve peace in their surroundings! Carol Ruth Weber may be contacted at weberlifedesign.com.

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