Finally, the snow is melting, birds are chirping, and the sun is setting just a little later each day. Spring is officially here and it’s time for a fresh start.
If the thought of cleaning your whole apartment seems daunting, don’t worry! We’ve put together a list of the best spring cleaning tips for apartments to help you make your home sparkle and shine, just in time for the new season!
Store Winter Items Until Next Season
The classic trappings of winter, like bulky blankets, thick sweaters, and holiday decor can easily take up space in a small apartment. Start your cleaning process by packing these items away. Not only will it help free up space in your apartment, but it will also keep them in good condition until they’re needed again.
Start by sorting through your belongings and separating out any items you no longer need or want. Then, wash and dry the clothes before stowing them away. By packing away these seasonal items, you’ll be able to enjoy a clutter-free living space.
Need extra space? Abraxas at 90 State Street offers additional storage units so our residents can enjoy a mess-free living space year-round!
Declutter and Donate
Spring is the perfect time to declutter your apartment and get rid of anything that takes up too much space, including clothing, toiletries, pantry items, gadgets, and more. Start simple by sorting through any clothing that no longer fits or hasn’t been worn in a year or more. These items, along with the winter clothes you don’t want, can be donated to a variety of places in downtown Albany.
For kitchen and pantry items, dispose of unused or expired products, and donate any usable toiletries and non-perishable food items to a local food bank or shelter.
If there’s anything left that’s taking up space in your apartment that you don’t use or is damaged, get rid of it! You’ll be surprised just how much better you’ll feel without all the clutter around.
Nothing is worse than showering dust from high cabinets onto your shiny clean counters. So avoid the headache by dusting first. Start high, with cabinets, shelves, fans, light fixtures, and blinds. Then, work your way down to the baseboards. Any loose dust will get picked up through the rest of the cleaning process.
Break Down Your Tasks Room-By-Room
Breaking up your cleaning into small tasks ensures you can easily stay focused and not get overwhelmed. We recommend working your way through your house room by room. Instead of having a laundry pile on the floor, a stack of dirty dishes, and a half-mopped bathroom floor, you’ll be able to clean your apartment thoroughly and efficiently. Plus, you’ll be able to see your progress and stay motivated as you go!
Save Floors For Last
You’ll want to save your floors for last for the same reason we start with dusting. By saving the floors for last, you’ll be able to sweep or vacuum any dust or debris that has fallen from your surfaces during the cleaning process, ensuring that you don’t dirty the floors again while you’re cleaning other areas of your apartment.
Once you’ve finished spring cleaning your apartment, it’s time to treat yourself to the colors and scents of the season. Fresh-cut flowers, new plants, new decor, and bright, scented candles can do wonders to pull you put out of the lingering winter and into the warm months ahead.
Now that your hard work is done, reward yourself with a delicious meal from a local favorite, admire your digs, and take a well-earned break.
Get a Fresh Start at Abraxas Apartments in Albany, NY
If you’re looking to start spring in a new apartment, consider Abraxas at 90 State Street. Built in 2020, our apartment building offers luxury in the heart of downtown Albany. To learn more about Abraxas, give us a call!