Prep Your Apartment for Spring Cleaning
For many people, the spring is busy with vacations, holidays, and graduations. Spring cleaning can fall by the wayside when life gets too packed with activities. By making a game plan in the winter, you can be ready to go and make the process easier when you’re ready to give your home the refresh it deserves. Here’s how you can start to prep your apartment for spring cleaning by planning ahead:
Tackle One Big Project
Always wanted a gallery wall? Have a box of stuff you’ve been meaning to go through? Now is the time to make a decision on what’s most important to tackle this spring and make your gameplan. Look around your house and pick that “someday” project to be a reality. Mentally prepare and motivate yourself now to get it done! If you’re looking for ideas on how to rearrange your home to maximize space, read this guide to living in small spaces.
Organize & Replenish Spring Cleaning Supplies
When you begin your spring cleaning in earnest, you’d hate to be out of cleaning supplies. Ensure you are fully stocked on all products you’ll need to bring your home back into top shape. Before spring even starts, ensure you have enough of the following in your home:
- Laundry detergent
- Dish soap and dishwasher detergent
- Swiffer pads or any floor cleaner you use
- Dusters, furniture polish
- Window cleaner
- Clorox wipes or spray
- Bleach or strong cleaners for the bathroom and sinks
- Hand soap in the kitchen and bathroom
- Fresh sponges for the kitchen
Plus, you will want to complete the following tasks:
- Clean out your vacuum
- Wash hand towels, rags, and dish towels
- Rinse any utility buckets
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Clean Out Your Closet
There’s never a bad time to clear out old items from your closet. By getting this crucial step done now, you’ll have fewer items to clean and organize, making your life easier. Tackle at least one type of clothes, like shoes or sweaters. Instead of just doing it all at once, breaking this process into smaller steps can make it feel more manageable. Tackle your shoes first by reading this handy how-to guide.
Swap Clothes by Season
With spring quickly approaching, start to organize your clothes by season. This can simply be hanging like items together and making space for your warm-weather wardrobe. Come springtime, you can simply grab all the heavy winter clothes when the weather turns and place them into storage.
If you’re like most New Yorkers, you have a window air conditioning unit. Now is a great time to locate it and make sure it’s working properly. This way, there will be no surprises on the first hot day of the year and your air conditioner isn’t prepared. If you find an issue, use this guide to troubleshoot and potentially save money on a repair.