The weather is warm, there's no snow in sight .... it must be spring! Spring is the perfect time to give your apartment a once-over and head into the season with a clean slate. So open up the windows, let in the fresh air, and turn on some music as you go through our A&G Management Spring Cleaning Checklist.
- Vacuum/clean all floors. Move furniture to the side and clean underneath it
- Shake rugs outside, vacuum them, and vacuum underneath them
- Clean all windows
- Clean drapes and blinds. Many curtains can be machine washed - just check the labels. WIpe blinds down with a damp cloth.
- Take everything off of shelves, dust the shelves, and dust the items before you return them to the shelf
- Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures (when the lights are off and cool!)
- Wash all bedding, comforters, mattress liners, etc. Many pillows can also be machine washed- check the labels.
- Flip and rotate the mattress
- In the closet, switch out winter clothing for spring and summer clothing. A great way to store your out-of-season clothing is in plastic bins that can slide under the bed. Donate anything you no longer wear by dropping it off at your local Goodwill or Salvation Army, or find a charity that will pick up donations here.
- Clean counters, mirrors, toilets, etc.
- Go through medicine cabinet and safely discard expired medicine
- Throw away expired cosmetics and toiletries
- Replace or wash and dry shower curtains and liners
- Remove everything from the pantry and refrigerator and discard any expired food
- Wipe down pantry and refrigerator shelves, then re-fill them
- Reorganize cabinets and drawers so everything is in a place that makes sense
- Microwave a cup warm water to soften any grime, then wipe out the microwave
- Clean the dishwasher. First run a cycle with one cup of vinegar in a dishwasher-safe bowl on the top rack, then sprinkle a bit of baking soda on the bottom of the washer and run it again. The vinegar and baking soda combination will clean out any food particles and leave a clean smell
- Remove cushions from furniture and gently shake them outside to remove dust
- Vacuum under the cushions to remove any fallen crumbs
- Remove that pesky pet hair from your upholstery. Put on a rubber dishwashing glove, get it slightly wet and then rub your hand over the furniture. The pet hair will clump together and then can be easily removed. Ta-da!