Cleaning isn’t fun, especially when you have an entire leedon green showflat to clean. Don’t be intimidated. It’s not difficult to clean an apartment if you break it up into manageable tasks. It’s easier to break hard tasks down into smaller steps to make them attainable. With this simple guide, you can spring clean your apartment in 5 easy steps. So why not give your apartment a new shine? To avoid any further procrastination, let’s get started!
- Stock Up On Cleaning Supplies
You can’t clean your apartment without an ample supply of your favorite cleaning products. So before you do anything, take a trip to the store and go nuts. At the minimum (assuming you already have a broom and vacuum cleaner), you’ll need:
- Multi-surface disinfectant cleaner
- Paper towels
- Glass cleaner
- Trash bags
- Make a To-Do List
You could burn out quickly if you start randomly cleaning with no plan in place. It may start to seem like you are not making progress and you’ll want to give up. Instead, make a list for yourself. On your list should be each of the areas/rooms in your apartment that need to be cleaned and any other major tasks that you want to get done while you clean. As you finish a room/task and cross it off of your list you will be able to see the progress you are making. It will be an encouragement to keep going.
- Create a Cleaning Schedule
You probably won’t be able to get all your spring cleaning done in one day. Well, maybe if you have a really small apartment or if you’re superwoman (or man), but for the sake of argument we’ll assume that you will not finish in one day. Plan out the days and times you will spend spring cleaning your apartment. Your schedule will depend upon your personal preference and other obligations. If all you can spare is 2 hours every Saturday, then spread your spring cleaning out over a month or two (however long it takes you to finish). You can choose to allocate a certain number of hours per day (or week) to dedicate to your spring cleaning, or you could plan out a particular task that must be complete for each day you plan to spend time cleaning your apartment. Pick what works for you. Keeping somewhat of a structured schedule will help you to be successful in your cleaning.
- Devise a Cleaning System
In other words, create a universal plan of attack to use in each room in your apartment. An example, that has worked well for me in the past, would be as follows:
-Start with making a bigger mess. Empty everything from the room into a big pile on the floor. Pull things out of drawers, cabinets, closets, etc.
-Sort through all the stuff. Throw away, sell, or donate items that you haven’t used or do not want. Immediately get rid of the stuff that you aren’t keeping.
-While all drawers, cabinets, and closets are empty, spray them down and clean them out. Dust the cobwebs (if you have any) off of the ceiling.
-Put all of the items left on the floor (which should only be things you are keeping) back in their place.
-Lastly, clean the floors and surfaces where you piled all your stuff. Poof! You’re done.
- Just Clean!
You’ve prepped, you’ve planned, you’ve strategized. Now it’s time to put the pedal to the metal and CLEAN YOUR APARTMENT! Happy Cleaning!