Spring is here! It’s time to celebrate with some deep cleaning! Okay, so we know that you’re probably not very excited about the cleaning stuff, but it’s pretty important for welcoming a major seasonal change. It’s actually something that’s good for both the body and mind! And, not to mention the fact that you and your guests will be able to enjoy a fresh and clean apartment. Now is the perfect opportunity to get your apartment ready for Spring, and we’ve got some suggestions for doing it right!
1. Get Rid of Clutter
At Eleanor Apartments, we provide additional on-site storage to help residents keep clutter under control. But, if you don’t have this kind of extra space or your winter nesting has caused some things to accumulate, de-cluttering is essential. After you clear out or store unnecessary items, you’ll not only have a more inviting apartment that flows better, you’ll also be able to shift your focus from dealing with the apartment to other tasks that are more important. And with that, we’ll move on to the process of actually dealing with the nonessentials.
2. Purging Helps Get Your Apartment Ready for Spring
Part of a good Spring clean is purging what you don’t use anymore. You’ll want to take inventory of what you currently have. If there are things that you haven’t touched in six months or more, it’s time to throw them in a “donate” or “trash” pile. If there are items that you need or can actually see being used in the foreseeable future, put them in a “keep” or “store” pile.
3. Store Winter Wear Away
Storing your winter wear will both protect your clothing from pests and allergens, and give you more space to do what is needed to get your apartment ready for Spring. (This is where the generously sized closets in Eleanor Apartments come in handy!) If you have fragile items, wrap them up in tissue paper, box them up, and put them in a space with little to no light. Your bulky, sturdy clothing can be folded and placed in plastic storage bins.
4. Clean Floors, Rugs and Carpets
Floors are a magnet for bacteria and dirt. If you don’t clean them regularly, your feet, as well as the feet of guests and pets could be spreading germs all over your apartment! Carpets might require professional attention, but hard floors can be easily cleaned with a mop, and a bucket filled with water and three or four drops of dish soap. You don’t need heavy chemicals to get your apartment ready for Spring. Additionally, rugs are also a cinch; you just go outside and beat each one to get the dust out. A quick note: if you have a furry friend sharing your space, Eleanor Apartments includes a dog salon for keeping your pooch clean after a day out. Quite the convenience!
5. Clean Your Windows
First, you’ll want to clean any blinds and curtains to get rid of the dust and allergens that might be lurking there. Then, you’ll want to use some window cleaner, or vinegar and water to remove gunk and smudges from the windows. Neglecting to do this can cause buildup on a window, which not only blocks sunlight from coming in, but also can prevent the window from opening correctly.
6. Add a Houseplant
This is the simplest way to get your apartment ready for Spring! Houseplants encourage a warm and comforting aesthetic that helps reduce stress. And, your plants will act as a natural air purifier, taking in the carbon dioxide and pumping out the oxygen that helps you breathe. Overall, it’s one of the most stylish ways of improving and maintaining your health!
Cleaning is probably not really how you prefer to spend your free time, but it’s a necessary evil. Fortunately, choosing the right apartment can help make it less cumbersome. At Eleanor Apartments, we’re always concerned with the comfort of our residents. From the floor plans that maximize space and flow down to the design and colors of the finishes, everything is carefully crafted with convenience in mind. With us, it’s a breeze to get your apartment ready for Spring!