You might have found that without the help of your parents since moving into your own space, your apartment has become sort of a … disaster. With your newfound freedom, the stress of school and having a social life, your cleanliness habits may fail you.
So, whether your apartment could use a slight tidy up or you need a full out maid service, these tips will help you keep your apartment clean…ish.
The first step is getting rid of anything you don’t need. By having less stuff around, you’ll have less stuff laying around, letting you keep your apartment tidy easily.
PRO TIP: if you need some motivation, head over to a consignment shop to make some cash off your old stuff!
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2. Make your bed daily
Most beds take up the majority of space in your room, so visually it can make a huge difference. While it may seem like a small task, making your bed sets the tone for your whole day (and your whole bedroom). It’s one of the first things you do every morning, so by starting your day right, you’re more likely to keep up the good work.
3. Create a schedule
Having a cleaning schedule will help avoid a situation where a surprise visitor comes over and your apartment is a complete mess (trust us, it happens). By getting into a weekly routine, your apartment will never get too dirty, so last-minute tidying becomes quick and easy.
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4. Reward yourself!
Finding motivation is often the hardest part of cleaning. Who wouldn’t want to veg out in front of the TV instead of picking up the vacuum? Try giving yourself a reward every time you clean (think comfort food, desert or buying that new shirt you want).
Cleaning is a drag for most people. But if you follow these tips (and while you might not become Martha Stewart overnight) you’ll notice a difference in how clean your apartment stays. Worst-case scenario, call in all your IOUs and have your friends help you clean!
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