Spring Apartment Cleaning Tips

April is here and it is officially spring, which can only mean one thing: time to get cleaning! During the winter months, our homes can become cluttered and we may not clean as often as we should. This is okay! Winter is a time to get cozy, relax, and take things a little slower.

However now that winter is over it’s time for a fresh start. With these apartment cleaning tips, you’ll have an organized and spotless home in no time.

Spring Clean Your Apartment

Before you start your cleaning frenzy, check to make sure you have all the tools and supplies you’ll need to get the job done. We recommend the following:

  • A multi-surface spray
  • Microfiber cloths
  • A broom and dustpan
  • A vacuum
  • A mop
  • A duster
  • Glass spray
  • A few garbage bags
  • Vinegar

Once you have everything, you’re ready to spring clean your apartment!

The Living Room

  • Move your furniture out of its usual spot and sweep or vacuum. You’ll be amazed at all of the crumbs and dust that have gathered under your couch
  • Similarly, if you have a rug shake it out and sweep or vacuum up all of the crumbs
  • Dust your furniture and TV

The Kitchen

  • Go through your fridge and freezer and toss any expired food
  • Remove the remaining food and clean all of the shelves and drawers
  • Scrub your sink with a lemon cut in half and dipped in baking soda. It’s a great, natural way to remove built-up stains and odors. This is one of our favorite apartment cleaning tips!
  • Do a deep clean of your oven using the self-clean setting. Remember to open the windows when you do this!
  • Wipe down your cabinets with your all-purpose cleaner
  • Clean your microwave
  • Remove all of the food from your pantry and vacuum the shelves

Your Bedroom

  • Flip your mattress – this is something you should do every season to help you sleep better and extend the life of the mattress
  • If you use flannel sheets, now is the time to switch to lighter bedding
  • Clean out under the bed
  • Dust your furniture

Your Closet

  • Go through your clothing and remove anything you no longer want or wear. Put the clothing in two piles – ‘donate’ and ‘throw away’
  • Put away your winter clothing in plastic bins and store them away until you need them again

The Bathroom

  • Go through your medications, vitamins, and skincare products and throw out any that are expired
  • Scrub your shower
  • Run your shower curtain and liner through the wash

Throughout Your Apartment

By now you’re probably pretty tired, but we have a few more apartment cleaning tips that will leave your home spotless.

Molding, vents, blinds, and light fixtures all accumulate dust, but we don’t pay much attention to them. Now is the time to give these items a good cleaning with a microfiber cloth and some multi-purpose spray.

While you spring clean your apartment, don’t forget about the windows! To get streak-free windows, mix one-part distilled vinegar to 10 parts warm water in a spray bottle. Wipe the window with a microfiber cloth to remove any dust before spraying the solution. Use a second cloth to dry your window as thoroughly as possible.

Lastly, don’t forget to check your smoke detector batteries and replace them if necessary.

A clean apartment is the best apartment! If you have more apartment cleaning tips, feel free to share them over on our Facebook page.