NProperty: How to keep your apartment clean
Have you ever felt like cleaning your living space is an endless and tiring cycle? Here are some tips to avoid the overwhelming idea of exhaustive general cleaning:
Make cleaning a part of your routine
Keep your clutter manageable by cleaning a little every day. You can allot a specific time in your schedule where you declutter your space and put your things in the right place.
If you can’t manage to do it every day, you can opt for a weekly cleaning schedule instead. You can do this on the weekends or during your day off. It doesn’t necessarily have to take up the whole day.
You can settle for at least 2 to 3 hours where you fix your bedroom, clean your fridge, sweep the floor and organise your living room.
Use storage spaces and organisers
Many types of furniture come with storage spaces that provide spaces for different household items ranging from clothing, sports equipment, figurine collections and other small objects.
Sort out the things that you frequently use from those that are not given as much attention. This way, you can use your shelves and tabletops for things that you often use. Once you’re done, you will see how much space you have saved by prioritising things that are important to you at the moment.
This is especially helpful if you’re a little sentimental with some of your memorable stuff. You can simply use organisers and label them accordingly so that you can easily access them whenever you need them.
Clean as you go
One of the best ways to keep your clutter at a minimum is to clean immediately after making a mess. This is most applicable when you’re preparing food in the kitchen. As much as possible, clean up your mess before moving to the next task so that the dirt and trash do not pile up.
It is easy for bacteria and moulds to build up in the kitchen area so make sure to clean religiously. If you’re not in a hurry, it is best to wash your dishes as well as your pots and pans after cooking and eating.
Keep your countertops and sink free of unnecessary items so that the area doesn’t look too cluttered and unorganised.
Donate things you don’t need
Sort your belongings and see which items would be best donated to charities or other people in need. For instance, if you haven’t worn some of your clothes for more than a year, it is best to let them go and donate instead.
This will also reduce your clutter and free up some space for other things. Aside from clothes, you can also donate some of your appliances or pieces of furniture that you don’t need or plan to throw out.
Always make your bed
The look of your bed significantly affects the atmosphere of your room. If your bed is made, it can make your room look cleaner and more organised, as opposed to leaving your pillows and blanket in a messy pile.
This is because the bed takes up most of the space in your bedroom. By simply pulling up the covers and straightening the pillows, your mind will feel clearer and more relaxed.