Think Spring! A Spring Cleaning Checklist

You’ve survived the polar vortex and were rewarded with a few days of above-average temperatures. While winter definitely isn’t over yet, spring is just around the corner. For many apartment renters, that means spring cleaning. It may not be the most enjoyable job when the weather gets nicer outside, but a clean and fresh apartment can make the warmer months even more enjoyable.

Here’s a quick checklist of areas you might want to consider for this year’s spring cleaning.

Flip Your Mattress and Switch Out Your Bedding

It is recommended that you flip your mattress every season to extend its life and help you sleep better. You’ll also want to switch out your heavier winter bedding to lighter bedding for the warmer nights.

Rotate Your Clothes (and Donate Unwanted Ones)

You will probably want to go through your clothing drawers and closets to rotate out the winter clothes and make warm weather clothes easier to access. This is also a great time to decide if there are clothes you don’t want anymore. You can donate any unwanted clothes to a local thrift store, like The Brown Elephant at 3020 N Lincoln Avenue or The Salvation Army at 4315 N Broadway.

Clean Windows and Window Treatments

Giving your windows a nice cleaning will help allergies and make it easier to enjoy warm, sunny days.

Air Conditioning

Schedule for your air conditioner to be cleaned and/or installed. Contact Wirtz Residential management for a list of approved vendors.

Desk & Computer

Warmer days can make it harder to concentration on desk work. Organizing and decluttering your desk will give you more space and can help you be more efficient so you have more time to spend outside on nice days.

You may also want to do a digital spring cleaning by cleaning out your computer, clearing some space on your phone, and even removing channels on your TV’s streaming device that you don’t watch.

Don’t Forget Your Kitchen!

Winter can give your kitchen a workout. Give your stove, microwave, counters and cabinets a good cleaning so they’re in great shape for spring and summer dinner parties!