For those with a busy schedule, keeping things clean and clutter-free can feel like an overwhelming task. At the end of a long day, doing your laundry and scrubbing the bathroom are probably the last things you want to do, but keeping your apartment tidy doesn't have to be a miserable chore. Developing positive habits and making cleaning a small part of your everyday process are easy ways to keep on top of dust and disorder without dedicating too much of your free time. Here, Contemporary Management Concepts, LLLP shares four easy hacks for keeping your Tampa apartment clean for a healthier, happier living space.
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Whether you live in a small, quaint space or in an open, airy apartment, such as those at Affinity apartments, having too much stuff can muddle your efforts to keep your home clean. Combat the clutter by setting aside a few hours to go through your belongings and evaluate what can be kept and what can be removed. Start by making three piles comprising what you'll keep, donate, and toss out and then get to sorting! If you haven't used or worn an item in more than 18 months or so, it's likely time to give it away. Throw away anything that is broken or worn out and put the items you've kept back in their designated spots.
When everything is in its right space, your apartment is in harmony. Designating a proper spot for each item you own can help make it easier for you to locate items when you need them and to keep your space clean and free from clutter. Group similar items together and consider investing in properly sized storage containers to keep items together in drawers and cabinets. To make your cleaning routine a more streamlined process, we recommend keeping most of your items off the floor. When most of our floors are free from physical obstacles, the rooms both feel and look more organized. What's more, fewer items placed on the floor means vacuuming and sweeping will be a breeze.
Cleaning your apartment can feel like an overwhelming and arduous task. The best way to prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed is to break up a large task into smaller, mini tasks. Dedicate a few minutes of each day to a specific, easy cleaning task. For example, on Monday, do a quick wipe down of kitchen surfaces; on Tuesday, spend a few minutes vacuuming, and so on. Doing a little at a time makes the task of cleaning much more manageable and integrates cleaning into your daily routine. Once this practice becomes second nature to you, you'll likely only have to reserve time for occasional deep cleaning.
This might seem like the simplest of things (and it is), but making your bed each day can go a long way in keeping your apartment clean. The bed occupies a significant amount of space in our bedrooms, and when the pillows are fluffed and the covers are smoothed out, the whole room looks much cleaner. Simply pull up the covers and properly position the pillows, and your space will instantly feel better. Plus, starting the day with an easy-to-do task can help set you in the right mindset to accomplish the remaining tasks you have on your plate.