The Ultimate Guide To Spring Cleaning Your Apartment

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning
The art of de-cluttering and creating a joyful home has become a popular way of thinking and living for many people. Ideas sparked by home organization gurus such as Marie Kondo, minimalism proponents Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, and countless HGTV programs have influenced a mainstream movement for outer order and inner calm.

Now, while many of us continue to work via remote home office, there’s another layer of importance to maintaining a tidy home. We work where we live, spend more time in our living spaces, and are confronted daily by the importance and challenges of housekeeping and organization. Spring cleaning not done in previous years presents a formidable challenge during an already stressful time. But this can be the year you take charge and make change within your walls!

We’ve compiled what we believe is the ultimate guide to getting down and dirty for Spring cleaning, from the minimal elbow grease level to the top-to-bottom total apartment sweep. Are you ready to Spring into action?


When it comes to large home cleaning projects, why not do like the professionals do, and use a cleaning check list? Click here to view and print out our master check list for a Spring perfect apartment. Or create your own custom list to divide and conquer household chores. Here are the top-to-bottom basics for creating an epic cleaning check list.


The latest tools and appliances can be worth every penny for achieving a sparkling clean home. At the top of the list are appliance cleaning brushes, long reach dusters, microfiber cloths, eco-friendly surface cleaners and disinfectants, and – budget permitting – an upgrade to your vacuum cleaner. You can also rely on technology to assist you, with apps like Sweepy to schedule and manage your household chores, to Spring for simple To Do lists (both free to download with in-app purchases).


All it takes is five minutes a day, and you can bring Feng Shui, the Chinese art of interior design, to your home life. Feng Shui uses certain principles and ideas to create good energy flow in a room or home. Here are some tips to get the energy flowing in your life!


The best part of letting go of unwanted items is knowing that what no longer sparks joy in your life will certainly find new life in someone else’s home. There are lots of apps for selling your goods, but why not consider the greater good and donate your clutter to a worthy local organization? The top items that you can donate and make a difference are clothing, books, computers (even those that need repair), cell phones, kitchenware, household items and furniture, bikes, and even gift cards! Check with your preferred organization first to verify which items are accepted for donation.


Whether you’re looking for a guide to home organization or a whole new mindset, there are many authors who can impart a wealth of wisdom and lessons learned about de-cluttering physical and mental space. If you like to dive into a subject, a great place to start is with these bestsellers.

The More of Less by Joshua Becker
Simply Clean by Becky Rapinchuk
Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo


Limited space is a challenge that can be overcome with creativity and determination. Often times, small spaces are a blessing in design disguise. Coziness and comfort are in sight with these tips for adding functional design to small spaces.


What happens in Spring doesn’t have to stay in Springtime. Make the most of your cleaning efforts by embracing new daily habits that will maintain your outer order and inner calm. Do a little bit every day to stay on top and keep your joyful outlook. Here’s how you can get a consistently clean apartment.