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Getting Organized Using Outdoor Space

I’m getting organized and using Zep Quick Clean Disinfectant to get clean as part of a sponsored story with Socialstars. #ZepSocialstars
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We live in a cozy home. Cozy, if you’ve ever read real estate listings, is code for small. We live in a small apartment. The apartment is in a beautiful and safe part of town and it’s clean, so we’re happy. We also don’t plan to be in this apartment forever, and are keeping our eyes open for the perfect house for us. As we continue to search and save for our dream house, I’ve decided that there is more that I can do to maximize the space that we do have.

When you live in a small home, every inch is an opportunity. From the top of the closets to the bottom, all the way to the very back, and any outdoor space you have, it all counts. All of it can be utilized to give you more room to actually live in. That’s really my biggest concern with space and storage. It’s really easy for your home to get cluttered when things to don’t have a space. Clutter stresses me out. Clutter must go.

Our apartment has 2 balconies, and Terrence and I had been talking about making better use of the space on our side balcony. Since there’s a building on the other side blocking any sort of view, we never sit out there. We had just been tossing things out there to get them out of the house. As we kept moving things outside, it became clear that we needed a better system because it was starting to look like Sanford & Son out there!

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The day after Terrence and I talked about going to get a storage bin, our neighbors moved and left their bin in the building. Talk about perfect timing! Terrence brought it into me, and as excited as I was, the grime and dirt from being left on the balcony had taken its toll and I needed to clean it out before I put our things in it. Naturally, I went for the Zep Quick Clean Disinfectant to help me get the job done.

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As awesome as our neighbors were, I had no idea what they stored in the bin, or whether or not their cat had peed on it, or whatever! I wanted to make sure that before I put our precious Christmas stuff inside bin, that it was clean and fresh. Zep Quick Clean Disinfectant cleans 99.9% of bacteria. We use it in our bathroom, and to clean down the counters and cabinets in the kitchen, but it’s great to use on any non porous surface, so it worked out perfectly to clean the plastic bin.

Once the bin was clean, I finished organizing the balcony. I’m not going to lie. I felt super accomplished after it was done. There’s nothing like a decluttering to boost the ego!

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