What are some spring cleaning tips to try out at my USF apartment?

If you're getting a new lease at an apartment near USF, or if you're renewing your lease, it can be nice to go into the new season with a nice, clean apartment. But if you have a multiple bedroom apartment, or if you're just overwhelmed by the cleaning process, it can be difficult to know where to start. This process goes quicker with roommates to pitch in and high energy music to listen to, but it's still cleaning, and no one likes cleaning.. Luckily, the process of spring cleaning can easily be compartmentalized into easily digestible steps. Read this article, or send it to your roommates that need cleaning advice, for tips on how to spring clean your USF apartment.

Declutter your USF apartment

Some people keep a cleaner apartment than others, especially those busy students that spend most of their time at the University of South Florida campus rather than in their apartment. However if you do find yourself with clutter strewn about your USF apartment, that's the first place to start. Pick up loose items on the floor, tables, and countertops and put them back where they belong. If you don't have a place for it, make a place! Organization skills are important for keeping a clean living space. Some common clutter items include piles of clothes on the bedroom floor, cat and dog toys if your apartment is pet friendly, or loose items like phone chargers. Don't forget to go through every single room!

Deep cleaning your USF apartment

Once the decluttering step is done, it's time for the deep cleaning step. This step involves getting all the built-in grime out of where they're hiding in the corners and hard to reach spaces, as well as cleaning surfaces. To organize this step into manageable steps, work your way from the bottom of your apartment to the top. That means you clean the floor first: sweep, mop, and clean behind appliances like the washer and dryer. Next comes the waist-levels surfaces: wipe down all the countertops and tables. Finally, wipe down any high shelves and light fixtures. For extra points, consider wiping down your walls where you see any discoloring.

Finishing Touches

When you're all done, the fun part begins: decorating! Now that everything is clean and you've taken a second look at everything in your apartment during the cleaning process, you probably have a good idea of what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. You may have even done some purging during the decluttering and organization step! Now is the time to put everything you don't want aside in a pile to be donated or thrown away, and start thinking about any decorations you want to purchase for your apartment. Your new decorations will look even better in your freshly clean apartment! And now that the floors are clean, you can rearrange furniture without worry of revealing hidden dust. Use this step to experiment with new furniture arrangements or reorganize your outdated storage systems.

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