How To Spring Clean Your Apartment

January 20, 2022

I’ve always been a neat freak, and I can’t imagine having to live in anything but a clean space. So if you’re reading this article, chances are that your apartment is a bit of a mess. And it’s time for an overhaul. It’s spring cleaning time, and you should get started on those things that need doing before the weather gets too hot. But what do you do when you have no idea where to start? 

It’s simple: you make a list. A list of all the stuff that needs tidying up, and then you tackle them one by one until they’re done. Then you move onto the next thing. You’ll be surprised how much you can get done if you take it step-by-step like this. If you’re not sure where to begin, try these suggestions: 

  1. Make a List Of Things That Need Doing

Make a list of everything that needs doing around your place. This will include chores such as dusting and polishing furniture, washing dishes and clothes, vacuuming the carpets, emptying out the rubbish bin, and so on. Don’t forget any jobs that don’t fall into these categories, though; it’s important to keep track of everything. 

  1. Organise The List Into Sections

You may want to split your list into sections based on what room each task belongs in. For example, if you have a lot of windows, perhaps you could put window cleaning at the top of your list, and then go through the list from there. Alternatively, if you’re really short on time, you could just group the tasks together according to their difficulty level, or even colour code them with coloured pens. Whichever way you decide to do it, make sure that you stick to your plan. Otherwise you might find yourself working late into the night because you forgot something important! 

  1. Start At The Top Of Your List

When you first make your list, try to work from the top down. This means starting with the most difficult jobs, such as vacuuming the carpet, and tackling them one by one. Once you’ve finished those, move onto the next section of the list. It’s important to remember that some jobs can take longer than others, so you should allow plenty of time for each job. 

  1. Set Yourself Deadlines

Deadlines are a great motivator, and they’ll help you stay focused throughout the process. Try setting yourself targets that relate to how long each task will take, such as “Vacuum the living room floor in two hours.” Setting deadlines will also help you avoid procrastination, which is another problem that many people face. Procrastinators often put off doing things until the last minute, only to find themselves completely unable to complete their tasks. If you set yourself a deadline, however, you won’t have time to waste. 

  1. Take Pictures Before You Begin

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your list, you may want to consider taking pictures of your apartment before you begin. This will give you an accurate idea of what your place looks like in its current state, and it will also help you to remember exactly what needs to be done. Taking photos will also prevent you from forgetting anything. 

  1. Tackle One Task At A Time

When you’re working on your list, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of things that need doing. However, if you break your list down into manageable chunks, you’ll be able to finish each job within the allocated timeframe. You’ll find that the hardest part is staying motivated while you work, so make sure you take breaks every now and again. It’s important to keep your mind occupied during these times, otherwise you’ll find yourself thinking about other things instead. 

  1. Get Help From Friends Or Family

Sometimes it’s hard to know who to ask for help. If you’re short on time, or just don’t know where to turn, you could always ask someone else to help you. If you have friends or family members who live nearby, you could ask them to help you with certain jobs, or you could offer to pay them for their assistance. 

Final Words 

It’s easy to become distracted by all the different tasks on your list, and it’s important to stay focused. If you’re not careful, you could end up wasting days on end, which isn’t very efficient. By using these tips, you’ll soon find that your apartment is sparkling clean once more. 

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