Happy First Day of Spring!
When the K.A.M. thinks of spring, images of Texas wildflowers and Easter baskets tied together with warm sunny days by the lake come to mind. However, once we have settled down back into reality, what are we really thinking? Spring cleaning.
The time has come to open the windows, let some natural light in and really take a look around at what has become of our homes during winter. We have compiled some quick and easy but helpful tips to get your apartment home ready for the spring/summer season.
- De-clutter your life. Winter seems to weigh down on everyone and everything, including your home. Walk through your home and throw out or donate anything that you don’t need. That stack of magazines on the coffee table, haul to the recycle bin. That Christmas candy that has been on your kitchen counter for 3 months and is stale, toss it out. Even take an hour or so and go through your closet to see if you can get rid of some clothes from last spring/summer by donating them to a local shelter or Goodwill location.
- Concentrate on your windows. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart when it comes to spring cleaning. You don’t have to come out “guns a blazing” and CLEAN ALL THE THINGS! Concentrating on your windows is great idea to keep your cleaning simple and low maintenance. If you have curtains over your windows, take them down and wash them (make sure to read the cleaning directions first) or at least air them out outside. Dust and clean your blinds and wipe your windows down with a window cleaner. Remember, your windows let in all that beautiful spring sunshine, giving your windows a quick cleaning will make all the difference in really feeling like its spring in your home.
- Remember you live in an apartment! One of the best things about living in an apartment is the apartment maintenance. Use it! Take a few minutes out of your day and do a once over on your home. Then make a list to take to your property management staff of things that need to be fixed or spruced up. It’s a great time to finally get that light in the entry way fixed and don’t forget about the kitchen cabinet’s handle that needs to be tightened. You pay rent to live in an apartment, and spring cleaning is a great excuse to take advantage of little maintenance tasks that are a part of your rent.
Do you have any other ideas for easy spring cleaning tips? Let us know in the comments!