Spring Cleaning Your Apartment

Now that spring has officially arrived, you might feel like it’s time to do a bit of spring cleaning around your apartment! Whether you plan on moving out in May, or are sticking around through next year, a little spring refresh always makes your home feel brand new! We’re breaking down what you can clean in each room of your apartment to have it sparkling in just a couple of hours! Open all those windows to let fresh air in, and let’s get to work. 

 

Living Room

 

Put all your curtains, throw blankets, and pillow covers in the washing machine on a delicate cycle so they’ll be clean by the time you’re done! 

 

Dust all surfaces from the top down. Start with your ceiling fan, and work your way down to coffee tables, end tables, and TV stands. 

 

Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum to clean your sofa and chairs. For extra credit, on cloth couches, sprinkle some baking soda, let it sit for a few minutes, then vacuum up for a full refresh! 

 

Wipe down your TV and other electronics so it’s free of dust and fingerprints. 

 

Vacuum and mop your floors, and steam any rugs for an extra deep clean! 

 

 

Kitchen 

Clean out your fridge and freezer of any expired or unwanted food. Wipe the shelves down, then replace the food you’re keeping! 

 

Wipe down all your appliances like toasters, microwaves, and air fryers. 

 

Do all the dishes, then wipe down all counters and surfaces. 

 

Clean your stovetop and oven. 

 

Wash any handtowels. 

 

Vacuum and mop! 

 

 

Bedroom 

 

Put all curtains, blankets, sheets, and pillowcases in your washing machine on the delicate cycle. 

 

Sprinkle baking soda over your bare mattress, let it sit for 15 minutes, then vacuum with the upholstery attachment to remove any odors! 

 

Dust all surfaces, electronics, etc, starting with your ceiling fan and working your way down. 

 

Vacuum and mop. 

 

Wash or steam any throw rugs! 

 

 

Bathroom 

 

Wash all towels, bathmats, and throw rugs. 

 

Spray all surfaces (sink, toilet, bathtub, shower walls) down and let them soak. 

 

Wipe down mirrors and windows. 

 

Vacuum and mop floors. 

 

Wipe down all surfaces that have been soaking to reveal that clean sparkle! 

 

And that’s it! Reward yourself with some Doordash and a good Netflix binge...you deserve it!