Spring Cleaning Tips for Apartment Dwellers

March 13, 2019

Spring is a time of change and renewal, so it makes sense that most people choose this time of year to deep-clean their homes. Feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of spring cleaning? Tackle these simple tasks in your abode, taking on just one room at a time.

  1. The kitchen. Since the kitchen is one of your hardest-used rooms, it tends to get grimy quickly. So when you set out to clean it, take things one step at a time. Oust expired goods from the cabinets, wipe down your appliances and countertops, and don’t forget to disinfect the sink—it’s actually one of the germiest spots in your home! Remember to zap your sponge in the microwave for 60 seconds, too, to kill bacteria. Just make sure it’s well-saturated with water first.

  2. The bathroom. If you don’t clean your bathroom regularly, this might be your biggest mountain to climb. Work from top to bottom, wiping down the mirrors and vanity, then the toilet, and scrubbing the bathtub or shower. Then vacuum and mop the floors as the final touch.

  3. The bedroom. Cleaning your room for spring might require some purging or packing. Start in the closet, where you should box up anything that’s now out of season, like heavy sweaters and jeans. Donate anything you don’t expect to wear again next year. Then wash and pack away your winter bedding and swap in some fresh spring sheets—and don’t forget to dust and vacuum!

Spring Cleaning Your Apartment Kitchen [Apartments.com]
Spring Cleaning Your Apartment, It’s Time [Huffpost]
An Easy Plan to Handle the Most Tedious Part of Your Spring Cleaning [Apartment Therapy]

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