Regardless of whether you’re a homeowner or home renter,
spring cleaning is a must. Winter weather forces us to close the windows, crank
up the heat, and stay indoors – and for good reason. Warming temps invite us to
open up our residences once again and make our spaces happy and healthy
sanctuaries. Here are some apartment-friendly spring cleaning tips to help make
your space comfortable and clean.
Out with the Old
You can’t really perform a thorough cleaning until you
identify what actually needs to be cleaned. Springtime is about new life and a
fresh start – the same goes for our homes. Get rid of stuff you no longer use
that is sitting around and collecting dust. Consider donating to nonprofit
organizations to give it a second life and cut down on what goes into the
Optimize Storage Space
While you’re at it, remove everything from the closets,
cabinets, and shelves. In Marie Kondo’s
words, take the time to really consider whether the item sparks joy. If it
doesn’t, move on to questioning whether it is essential. If neither of these
tags apply, perhaps it’s time to donate it. For the ultra-clutter conscious,
record an inventory of everything you have in specific storage places around
your apartment. Keeping an itemized list of what you own and where it is makes
it easier to find when the time comes to use it.
Stick to a Schedule
Once the decluttering and reorganizing is done, it’s a
simple task to refresh your apartment with just a day’s worth of cleaning.
Create a schedule and recruit your housemates if you have them. Break up tasks
by knocking out the least enjoying jobs first. Don’t get hung up on
particularly troublesome spots that will take time; consider the larger desire
of doing a deep clean in each room. Dust from ceiling to floor and save the
vacuuming and/or mopping until last.
Create your own Natural Products
Mixing your own cleaning solutions may feel like a daunting
task but it’s quite simple. With a few grocery store ingredients like white
vinegar, baking soda, lemons, and olive oil, you can whip up a variety of
cleaning products. Dodging synthetic cleaners can help your place feel and
smell fresher. Artificial scents can irritate those with allergies, while
chemicals that remain on furniture (like wood polish or rug shampoo) can
irritate skin for both pets and people.
Make your products beforehand and alter the solutions
accordingly. If you have a favorite scent, pick up an essential oil and add a
few drops to each DIY product. Your home will feel bright, fresh, and most
importantly, provide a healthy environment for all who enter.
Spring cleaning is so much more than sprucing up the home.
It helps us take stock of our possessions, reevaluate our goals, and get
excited for beautiful weather in sunny Colorado. It’s a total mental boost and
emotional lift, which we could all use right now. Block off a day to really
treat your apartment, and yourself, to a good spring cleaning.
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are spacious and modern, giving occupants what they need to thrive. Contact us today to
learn more about our beautiful dwellings.