5 Easy Tips To Keep Your Apartment Fresh And Clean
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Keeping your apartment fresh can be a hassle. When you are a student or a young adult who has a million things to do every day, keeping your apartment in tip-top condition can fall to the bottom of your to-do list. Today on The Happy Arkansan I am going to walk through some stuff that you can do to keep your apartment smelling and looking good so when you come home you can relax instead of worry.
1. Create A Cleaning Schedule
First things first, create a cleaning schedule for yourself. Put it somewhere that you will check often like your fridge or right above your desk. Create a simple schedule of things that need to be done weekly and do a little bit every single day. Don’t overload yourself! It’s hard to go from not cleaning often to doing it all at once.
When you have your cleaning to-do list created, strive to check off one or two things each day. Do a task while you are listening to a podcast or while you are waiting for your hair to dry after a shower. Find those little pockets of unused time where you can multitask to clean up a little.
Depend On Your Roommates
If you have a roommate, they can probably help you out a lot with this. For the common areas like the kitchen, living room, and bathroom (if you share one) come up with a shared cleaning schedule. Hold each other accountable for cleaning up those common areas. Or you could use it as a bonding experience and work with each other once a week to clean those areas if you feel close enough to them!
Don’t Let Things Pile Up
Doing anything be it laundry or dishes is so much better when you only have to do a little bit of it. No one likes to be knee deep in cleaning activities! So, do things a little at a time instead. Do a little laundry every week instead of waiting until you have three loads of laundry to do, wash a couple of dishes after every meal instead of waiting until you can’t see your sink anymore, etc. While cleaning isn’t always fun, it’s a lot more fun when you don’t have to do it all!
This is easier said than done, I realize, this is where your cleaning schedule really comes in handy. If you have a cleaning schedule that you follow to a T it will become a lot easier to stop things from piling up on you!
2. Use Glade® Atmosphere Collection™ Fine Fragrance Mist Products
I recently learned about this amazing new product from the makers of the Glade® brand and I knew I had to showcase it on the blog. When I lived in an apartment I could never have candles and I love them to create a lasting scent. These Glade® Atmosphere Collection™ Fine Fragrance Mist are everything you need to create a beautifully smelling home and they are cost-effective and are conveniently!
The No. 1 Enraptured™ scent is bright and light for your home that will whisk you away. This fine fragrance has notes of jasmine, cedar wood, apples, and rose petals that invites you to linger in your home a little while longer.
The No. 2 Bright™ fragrance is my second favorite scent from this collection and it’s such a beautiful and light scent. A touch of sweet pea and pear notes dance across the room when you spray this fine fragrance mist. If you have a playful personality, I feel that this scent would be your go-to scent!
The No. 3 Free™ mist is definitely my favorite scent of all four scents available in this collection. I am a sucker for anything with hints of coconut and am instantly transported to a tropical paradise when I spray this fine fragrance mist. No. 3 Free™ scent has notes of white pineapple, citrus, and beachside florals that will match your beachy and breezy personality.
I feel that the No. 4 Tempted™ scent has notes of warm spices, freesia, and golden amber as well as cedarwood, brown sugar, and patchouli. It is a wonderful scent to go with any warm personality. I feel this scent would work wonders in a beautiful library or a den.
Setting The Mood
What I love about this fragrance collection is that they each stand out on their own and create a unique mood for you and your friends/family to enjoy. You can get a scent that matches your personality &/or atmosphere of your apartment. This will help you create the best fresh and/or cozy apartment on the block!
4. Have A Space For All Your Items
One of the easiest ways to have a messy room is to have things that don’t have a place. If you don’t have a space for them, it’s easy to toss things anywhere. So, when you add things to your room, create a space for those products. Don’t just shove them somewhere. Give them an actual home. Even if you have to grab that item and assign it a space in your brain, you have to do what you have to do!
Get Items That Function As Storage & Something Else
Your apartment is likely tiny so your items need to pull double duty! Get some items that have multiple functions–storage doesn’t even have to be one of the functions. Your functions can be storage and seating (an ottoman) or maybe decoration and organization (pretty gold wire baskets). When you have these items that pull double duty, you can have less items while also having cute and practical items around.
Go As Paperless As Possible
Paper causes clutter and clutter causes your room to look like a mess. Often we get a lot of clutter from the mail that we get. So here are some things that will help:
- Go for paperless billing whenever possible: You can pay so many bills online now so there is really no need for paper bills anymore if the company you are paying allows it. It may be more difficult because you don’t have any reminders coming to you anymore, but paying bills has become easier to do online.
- Don’t Bring Spam Mail In The House: If you know you won’t use that credit card application or those coupon mailers, don’t even let them enter the house. Recycle or throw them away right away.
- Recycle: Go through your house or apartment frequently to clean things up to recycle. You may want to get a bin or a bag that you put all your recyclable material in so that you can take it to a recycling center at the end of the week or month. Keep your recyclables contained to one space in your apartment, don’t just put them anywhere and say, “I’ll recycle that at the end of the month.”
Thanks again to the makers of the Glade® brand for sponsoring today’s post. I am genuinely in love with their new Atmosphere Collection™ Fine Fragrance Mist. I knew that I wanted to show them to y’all because they are cost-effective and the scents are so distinct. Check them out at your local Walmart!
This is making me want to create a cleaning schedule! I definitely struggle with letting everything pile up and then having to do one big clean at once – it’s been a bit better since living with a roommate (I feel guilty), but with laundry especially I tend to let it go wayyyy too long! Great post Amanda!