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9 Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Student Apartment

17.03.24

When you think of spring, one thing always comes to mind: spring cleaning. If this is your first year living out of your parents’ house, you may be unsure where to begin with your spring clean. This guide will help you tackle everything.

1. Dust and Disinfect

Wipe down all the surfaces to remove dust and dirt that contribute to your spring allergies. Use disinfectant to kill bacteria and viruses lurking on tables, countertops, and shelves. While you have the disinfectant out, wipe down items you use regularly but never think to clean, such as your laptop, your phone, and door handles.

2. Clear Your Desk

To dust your desk, you’ll need to remove everything on it. This gives you the ideal opportunity to reorganize. Your desk has likely accumulated many random items that shouldn’t be there, whereas things that do belong may no longer be neatly arranged. A spring cleaning is a chance to fix that.

3. Organize Your Notes

If you have piles of handwritten notes on your desk, put them in order. Throw out any you no longer need and put the rest into their own folders where you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for. You can take a similar approach to digital notes, making sure you have them organized by class.

4. Sell Textbooks

Once you’ve finished a class, you may never need to look at its textbooks again. Reduce clutter while giving yourself extra spending money by selling these books to other students.

5. Check Under Your Bed

If you have space under your bed, you’ve likely knocked items under there and forgotten about them. Remove everything and decide what to do with what you find.

6. Vacuum the Floors

Once you’re sure nothing is hiding under your bed, vacuum all the floors in your apartment. Move furniture to access spots that are normally covered.

7. Remove Out-of-Season Clothing from Your Closet

Pack up all your winter clothing to avoid it taking up space in your closet. If you ever go home for a weekend, bring your winter clothing with you. Alternatively, you can pack it into storage containers to store under your bed or in your closet.

8. Do Some Laundry

In addition to your regular loads of laundry, use your spring cleaning to wash things you usually neglect. This could include your comforter, throw blankets, and the pillowcases for pillows on your couch.

9. Clean Windows and Mirrors

Fingerprints and dust build up on windows and mirrors over time. Wipe these surfaces down with some cleaning solution to instantly improve their appearances.

Dorm rooms tend to become messy quickly, no matter how hard you try to keep them clean. The problem is the combination of the small size and the fact you need to share with someone else (who may have quite different standards to you in terms of cleanliness). You’ll be much more comfortable if you have your own room in an apartment. For Brock off-campus living, there’s Foundry Lofts. Our four- and five-bedroom apartments feature stainless steel appliances, in-suite laundry facilities, and modern finishings. Secure your spot now.


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