Six Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Apartment

Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally here, and while the weather gets nicer outside why not also take this time to make your living space shiny and bright?

Cleaning your apartment will keep you more organized and productive and improve your physical and mental well-being -- plus cleaning NOW prevents having to do an exhausting, time-consuming deep clean of your apartment when your lease ends.

 

Make A Plan

The most important part of getting started with a spring clean is Making A Plan. Figure out which room you want to tackle first, plan a start time and stick to it! Remember to also plan some restorative break times during your cleaning so you won’t get discouraged or overwhelmed -- or just work on one room each day. Make a playlist to listen to and get to work: you can do this and you’ll be glad you did!

 

Cleaning Supplies

Make sure you have everything you’ll need before you start so you don’t get derailed and lose momentum halfway into your cleaning project. Here’s a good list of items to get you started:

  • Vacuum with attachments
  • All-Purpose Cleaner/Window Cleaner
  • Rubber gloves
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Mop and bucket

 

Declutter

Now is the perfect time to take a look at your closet and get rid of items you haven’t used in the past year. Consider donating your unwanted clothes or other items to charity, rotating your winter clothes into storage, changing your bedding and flipping your mattress as well!

 

Dust First

Get your dusting out of the way first, working from the ceiling down to the floor. Make sure to dust your ceiling fan, light fixtures, blinds, vents and baseboards. Even if you hate dusting, you’ll feel better knowing the dust devils lurking in your apartment have been taken care of!

 

Get To Work

Now you’re ready to:

  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets, mop floors
  • clean windows and sills
  • scrub bathtub and shower liner
  • clean out fridge and freezer, clean stovetop and oven

 

Relax and Enjoy Your Rejuvenated Space

You did it! Take a break and admire your newly cleaned apartment, and maybe take this time to rejuvenate your space with some redecorating, artwork or houseplants.