Your Cleaning Kit
Ready, Set, Clean
Cleaning is not only a matter of doing, it’s also a matter of thinking. If you work or study from home, you’ll need a place that is free from distractions. Even if you don’t, there are ways you can stay ahead of the mess. Start out by planning for a clutter-free lifestyle. Try to keep your stored items off the floor, where they will collect dust. Keep your horizontal surfaces clean and organized. Donate anything you don’t really need. Designate a basket or bin for things that need to be put away later. Deal with your mail every day, and create a to-be-filed tray or folder. Lastly, think twice about buying new things for your apartment. Do you really need or have space for them?
If you’re a list maker, you might like a cleaning chart. There are also numerous options available online. Print one off and hang it on your refrigerator, then get a little zing of satisfaction every time you check a box. A quick Google search of “cleaning schedules” will provide a lengthy list of fun, brightly colored printables from which to choose.