It’s that time of the year again. Winter is dying down (hopefully?) and spring is just days away. If your holiday decorations are still up, we guarantee they’re collecting dust. Putting them back in storage is long overdue. But, there are other small household chores that need to be completed. Keep reading to learn more about your Cleveland apartment’s spring cleaning checklist!
Give The Carpets and Floors Some TLC
It’s always best to keep your carpets clean. Spring is the perfect time to do it! We recommend using a bagged upright vacuum to clean the carpets and floors in your unit. A bagged vacuum adds an extra layer of filtration, while a bagless vacuum releases millions of allergens back into the air when emptying. Your family and neighbors who suffer from allergies and asthma will thank you! Kudos if you use Grandma’s old vacuum.
To avoid any moveout charges, use a powerful stain removing solution to get rid of pesky stains and rejuvenate your carpets.
Window Grime? No Thanks
Window grime is that gnarly buildup of dust, moisture, and grease. Yes, grease – particularly when a window is near or around your kitchen.
Using the typical ammonia solution to clean up the yuck is totally fine. If you want to go the extra mile, mix together in a spray bottle 2 cups warm water, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon durable dish detergent. If you’re looking to spare a few drops of detergent, substitute with rubbing alcohol. Your spring cleaning efforts will still pay off!
Set Aside a Box For Donations
As a general rule of thumb, if you live in a four-season climate and haven’t worn it in a year, it’s gotta go. The same principle applies to children’s toys. Since we are living in the era of COVID-19, be sure to sanitize your child’s toys before placing them in a donation box. Bring to your local donation center and voila! Less mess equals happiness.
Clear Up The Mental Clutter
Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning your apartment. It’s also about cleaning up the schmutz in our minds. Collectively, we’ve been through a lot the last two years. Take some time for yourself. If possible, take a day off from work, binge watch your favorite show, call an old friend, or sleep in. If you are in need of mental health services, such as counseling or psychiatric services, check with your insurance carrier (if applicable) or visit Psychology Today’s website for a comprehensive list of providers.
At Millennium, we encourage you to live your best life. For more spring cleaning tips and tricks, give us a call at 216-831-1400 or send us an email. One of our representatives will be happy to assist!