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7 Simple Spring-Cleaning Tips

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Written by Georgina Hazeldine
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Edited by Maya Fowell
For Residents April 10, 2024

Spring is the season for fresh starts, and what better way to embrace the renewal of nature than by refreshing your living space? Whether you're tackling clutter, deep cleaning or organising, we've got you covered with practical tips to make your spring cleaning a breeze:


1)  Declutter in Sections

Dealing with the clutter and mess of an entire space can seem like a daunting task. However, by breaking it down into manageable chunks, you can tackle it effectively. Begin by focusing on one area, such as your desk, and then gradually work your way through shelves, drawers and other surfaces.

Setting a timer for 15-20 minutes for each task can help keep you focused and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. During this time, concentrate solely on the task at hand, sorting, organising and decluttering as efficiently as possible. You'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in a short burst of focused effort!


2)  Rotate & Donate Items

As you transition from winter to spring, you can pack away bulky clothes and bring out your lighter wardrobe. This not only saves space but also allows you to rediscover pieces you may have forgotten about, adding freshness and variety to your daily outfits.

If you discover something that you haven't touched in the last year, it's probably safe to say you won't miss it. Consider donating or selling these items to free up space and give them a chance to find new homes.


woman looking at clothes at donation center


3)  Invest in Storage Solutions

Maximising your space is essential and one effective way to do so is by utilising storage bins, baskets and organisers. These handy tools not only help keep your belongings tidy and organised, but also streamline the process of finding items later.

By neatly storing away items in designated containers, you create a clutter-free environment that maximises both efficiency and convenience. Whether it's sorting out clothing, office supplies or household essentials, storage solutions offer a practical and stylish way to optimise your living space and enhance your daily routine.


4)  Refresh Your Bedding

Spring is an ideal time to make a change in your bedding, and swapping out heavy winter blankets and comforters for lighter options can help you adjust to the warmer weather ahead.

Take the opportunity to wash your sheets, pillowcases and blankets, ensuring they're fresh and clean for the new season. With a refreshed bed setup, you'll be ready to embrace the freshness and renewal that spring brings into your Greystar Europe apartment.


A couple makes the bed with a fresh white sheet in a bright room.


5)  Check Expiry Dates

In both your kitchen and bathroom, it's worth taking some time to inspect the expiration dates on your food items, medications and personal care products. Discard anything that has surpassed its expiration date to ensure you're only using items that are safe and effective.

This simple act not only helps keep your spaces organised and clutter-free, but also promotes a healthier environment overall. By regularly purging expired items, you'll have peace of mind knowing that everything you use is fresh and in its prime.


6)  Green Up Your Space

Why not consider adding a touch of green to your living space as part of your spring-cleaning routine? Adding a low-maintenance indoor plant can be a simple yet effective way to breathe new life into your Greystar Europe apartment. Not only do plants look great and enhance the overall aesthetic, but they also have the added benefit of improving air quality.

By introducing a plant into your space, you're not only freshening up your surroundings, but also creating a healthier and more inviting environment to enjoy throughout the new season and beyond.


A smiling woman watering indoor plants in a living room setting.


7)  Tidy Up Your Tech

Take some time to organise your charging cables, untangle headphone wires and give your electronic devices a thorough cleaning. Streamlining your tech zone and eliminating clutter can make a significant difference in your daily routine. Not only will you save time searching for cords and accessories, but you'll also create a more visually appealing and functional space.

Plus, a clean and tidy tech area can contribute to a more productive and stress-free environment, allowing you to focus on what matters most.


Remember, spring cleaning isn't just about tidying up – it’s a chance to create a more comfortable and refreshed living environment in your apartment!

For more tips on how to maximise your kitchen storage, turn your bathroom into a spa or keep things clean with a pet, check out the Greystar blog!


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