Tips for Getting Through Spring Cleaning Low-Stress

Collegiate Communities Blog, West Lafayette, IN  Freshen up your home this month for a great start to the season by trying these spring cleaning tips.

 

Spring is here, and that means it’s a great time to deep clean your Collegiate Communities apartment for a fresh start to a new season in West Lafayette, IN. There’s a lot to cover, but if you try these tips, you can conquer it all efficiently in a way that works best for you!

 

Set a schedule.

If impromptu cleaning works for you, that’s great! But there can be so much to do with spring cleaning that if you don’t plan for it, you can get overwhelmed and side-tracked by other tasks fast. So take some time now to map out your cleaning schedule according to what you want to do and how long you think it normally takes you to get through each task.

 

We like the idea to focus on one thing per week so you can easily do something each day to accomplish your goal. For example, you can devote the first week to decluttering your apartment, the second to taking care of main chores (like vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning surfaces), the third to conquering your loads of laundry, and the fourth to spiffing up your place by detailing (for example, dusting, vacuuming edges of rooms, cleaning baseboards, and shining stainless steel).

 

Clean smartly.

Use the right products with the right materials to ensure you’re making your efforts count. Make your own cleaners or make use of products you already have in your home to do so. For example, baking soda is great for getting out stains, removing odors, and helping things shine, and lemons can be good for removing water stains. Use long brushes or scrubbers with retractable handles for cleaning your shower so you can easily cover all of the shower walls. Find more cleaning hacks by trying these 6 easy ways to clean baseboards, these tips for removing hard water stains, and this guide for cleaning blinds.  

 

Rest.

Resting is important to remember, both as you’re working and when you’ve gotten through everything on your list. Take breaks during your chores so you can stay energized, but be sure not to let them drag out to the point that you’re no longer motivated. Once you’re finished going through your chores, take a step back and reward yourself for it! Treat yourself to something fun or enjoyable, like a movie or your favorite dessert, and rest up so you can enjoy your home.

 

What are your best tips for getting through spring cleaning? Share your ideas with the rest of us by leaving a comment so we can all benefit and better improve our cleaning habits. We hope these ideas help. Good luck!

 

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