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It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Apartment!

admin on April 14, 2015 - 8:00 am in Apartment Living
Spring’s first flowers are pushing their way out of the earth. Grass is beginning to grow. After a long winter, spring is finally here! Does your apartment feel like it needs a thorough cleaning? Spring is the perfect time to do it because it gives you a chance to freshen up your living space and get it ready for the warmer months. Here are some strategies you can use:

Open a Window

Opening a window improves the air quality inside your apartment. The good news is that you only need to keep it open for about fifteen minutes each day in order to improve the air. However, you may want to keep it open while you clean so that any dust and dirt you may have disturbed has a chance to leave your apartment.

Get Rid of Any Clutter

Spring is the perfect time to get rid of anything you don’t want. It’s so easy to let clutter accumulate, especially in the winter! Focus on one room at a time and methodically go through every closet, cabinet, and drawer until you’re satisfied that you’ve gotten rid of everything you don’t want or need. You may want to start a pile for any items you’re not sure you want to give away. Going through this pile last may help you make any final decisions.

Organize Your Space

Now that you’ve gotten rid of any excess clutter, it’s time to assess how well you’ve organized and make any adjustments. Since you have fewer things, you may find that organizing will be much easier! You may also find that you no longer need some of the extra containers or baskets you purchased to help control your clutter. You can get rid of these, too!

Clean Hard to Reach Places

This is also the ideal time to clean any of those hard to reach places that are all too easy to ignore. Some places you may want to clean include: Underneath your furniture, including the beds.
  • Inside all cabinets and closets.
  • Any light fixtures inside your apartment.
  • Your freezer and refrigerator.
  • Underneath any area rugs.
In order to clean some of these places, you may need special vacuum attachments or special dusters. For example, if you need to remove dust bunnies from your ceiling, a duster with an extended arm will help you reach even the most difficult corners. Once you’re done with that, you can thoroughly scrub the rest of your apartment.

Do Special Chores for Spring

There are some additional spring-related chores you may want to complete. First, you may want to put your winter clothing away and get your spring and summer clothes from storage. Next, you’ll want to get your patio or balcony ready for the warm weather, where applicable. This includes washing any patio furniture you may have. This is also the perfect time to get your windows washed. Cleaning your apartment thoroughly is just what you need to get ready for the warmer months!

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