Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Apartment

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The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, it smells like nature slowly waking up from its winter slumber… Truly, there’s nothing quite like spring to boost your morale.

To keep the good vibes going, why not reflect this change in season in your apartment with Trylon’s best Spring cleaning tips? Trust us, cleaning out your space will be sure to put a pep in your step and to prepare you for the busy warmer months that are coming up.

Make a Plan

It might be overwhelming, standing at the edge of your apartment and thinking about everything you need to do to spruce things up. Instead, start by making a plan for each room. This will help you get a clear idea of which sections need the most attention, and you will be more productive. It’s also a good way to remember all that needs to be done, without forgetting those pesky details.

Always Go From Top to Bottom

This tip is more so about your cleaning technique. When you start washing and sanitizing your space, a good rule of thumb is always to go from top to bottom. This way, any dirt and debris that falls from the tops of drawers, tables and cabinets during their cleaning will eventually also be picked up once you get to a lower standpoint. This will ensure you get an apartment that’s truly spotless!

Organize Your Space

One thing that can make your apartment look and feel messy is clutter and items being in places they shouldn’t be. Go around your space and reorganize your belongings so they are neatly tucked away. During this process, it is also a good time to get rid of anything that you don’t use and that is collecting dust. After this step everything should have its spot… even if it’s the donation bin!

Attack the Everything cupboard-cabinet-closet

We all have it : the classic cupboard-cabinet-closet where you can find the most mismatched items ever huddled together. Cleaning products, linens, board games, medications, alcoholic beverages… you name it. Quickly, this space can feel like a vortex that attracts a big mess that never gets sorted through. Well, if you were waiting for a sign to straighten it out, this is it! Rearrange everything by section, and get rid of things you haven’t used in years by giving them or throwing them away (if they are broken or expired). You’ll see, you won’t be so scared of being pelted by random objects when you open this storage space afterwards!

Fashion Declutter

A lot of us buy into new fashion trends, only to wear the garment twice before forgetting about it. If that sounds like you, chances are your drawers are about to crack open with all the clothes you’ve stuffed in there. This abundance is only an illusion of choice. It can actually make it harder to find outfits and to get creative with your style. Carefully sift through your items and make three piles : what you’ll keep, what you’ll sell, and what you’ll give away. Don’t know where to start when it comes to selling old clothes? Vinted, Depop and Facebook MarketPlace make it easy to publish your items online for potential buyers. Another nice option is Empire Exchange where you can exchange your clothes for cash or credit.

New Plants for a Breath of Fresh Air

Your apartments could benefit from the addition of plants, especially when it comes to air quality. In addition to adding visual interest and a natural touch, plants have the ability to absorb toxins and pollutants. They improve air quality and create a healthier, relaxing living environment. Overall, adding plants to an apartment can have numerous benefits for both physical and mental well-being.

Clean Out Your Fridge and Cabinets

Is there a jar of mustard that’s celebrating its fifth anniversary in your fridge? Maybe a Tupperware with remnants of… something living inside of it? If that hits close to home, then the time has come to clean your fridge and cabinets. Throw out any expired foods, thoroughly wash the compartments and reorganize everything that’s left neatly. That’ll be sure to get you inspired and back into your cooking era in no time.

And there you have it : a complete list of tasks that’ll bring light and freshness to your apartment. With those Spring cleaning tips, you’ll have a space that will uplift your spirits, just in time for summer.

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