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"Spring Deep Cleaning Checklist"

We survived winter! Spring is back – now it’s time to rid your apartment of the stale winter air and do some spring cleaning. 

 

KITCHEN

  • Dust ceiling corners, light fixtures, and top of fridge
  • Wipe down ceiling
  • Wipe down cabinets, top of fridge, and light switches
  • Deep clean fridge
  • Wipe down walls and backsplash
  • Deep clean oven and stove
  • Deep clean dishwasher
  • Clean and shine sink
  • Dust and wash baseboards
  • Sweep and mop floor

 

DINING NOOK

  • Dust ceiling corners, curtain rods, light fixture
  • Vacuum draperies and dust blinds
  • Clean window sill
  • Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches
  • Clean windows
  • Dust and wash baseboards
  • Sweep and mop floor

 

LIVING ROOM

  • Dust ceiling corners, curtain rods, light fixture
  • Vacuum draperies and dust blinds and window sills
  • Replace batteries in smoke detector
  • Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches
  • Clean windows
  • Wash blankets and pillows
  • Dust and wash baseboards
  • Vacuum floors

 

 ENTRYWAY

  • Dust ceiling corners, door trim, and light fixture
  • Replace light bulb if needed
  • Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches
  • Dust and wash baseboards
  • Wash rug
  • Sweep and mop floor

 

BEDROOMS

  • Dust ceiling corners, door trim, and light fixture
  • Vacuum draperies and blinds
  • Clean window sills
  • Replace light bulb if needed
  • Organize dresser drawers
  • Replace batteries in smoke detector
  • Wipe down ceilings, walls, and light switches
  • Flip and turn mattress
  • Wash bedding, blankets, and pillows
  • Dust and wash baseboards
  • Vacuum floors

 

BATHROOM

  • Dust ceiling corners, light fixture, and door trim
  • Replace light bulb if needed
  • Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches
  • Clean window
  • Clean backsplash and countertop
  • Clean and shine faucet and sink
  • Clean toilet
  • Clean shower
  • Wash shower curtain, bath mat, and towels
  • Change shower curtain liner
  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Organize cabinets and drawers

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Fun Times: The Community Laundry Room

I can hear you groaning in agony at the painful words: Apartment Laundry Room!!! I hear ya. First of all, can I have a show of hands of how many of you like to do laundry under any circumstances? Come on, don’t be bashful. I know there are one or two of you out there! Now, and this is getting fun (for me, anyway) can I get an “Amen!” from you on how much you love, love, love doing your laundry in the community laundry room in your apartment building?

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Have you had enough of your roommate already? What happened to the reasonable person you selected as a roommate? Why have they been replaced by an insane, inconsiderate psycho? Don’t people have any respect for others anymore? Didn’t their mother raise them right? What is wrong with these people????? As you probably know, having a roommate can be exceptionally challenging. Let’s be reasonable. Why does this sound like common sense, but it is so difficult to honor? I don’t think anyone sets out to intentionally irritate their roommate, but I do believe the relationship can devolve to the point that angering your roommate can become sport. Roommates see you at your best and worst and know many of your secrets. They know what sets you off and how they can grind on you to the point you snap. But, you also know their sweet spot, too.