Any tips for spring cleaning in my Orlando apartment?

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If you're a first time shopper for student apartments near UCF, there's a good chance that you're preparing for your first time living away from home. If this is true, you may not realize that apartment living requires effort to keep your space from becoming dirty and cluttered. Even for those with apartment experience, the idea of cleaning and upkeep can be intimidating. It's hard to know how often you need to clean your living space; often our maintenance and cleanliness habits are formed from experience. If your apartment needs a good spring cleaning but you don't know where to start, read on for tips on how to manage your clutter and keep your home spotless!

Prioritize hotspots in UCF apartments

The areas of your living space that you use most often are the areas that become messy the quickest. This may be because you leave things out, create clutter, or track in dirt and dust. In order to maximize efficiency when you're cleaning UCF apartments, focus on these "hotspot" areas. There's no need to constantly clean that one closet no one ever uses! This isn't limited to the areas that you use most; focus also on rooms frequented by guests, roommates, or dogs or cats if your apartment is pet friendly. Some common hotspot areas to consider cleaning frequently include bedrooms and living rooms. For kitchens and bathrooms, additional disinfecting may be required.

Dirt, Dust and Hair

Cleaning can feel like an uphill battle, especially when it comes to dirt, dust and hair. No matter how many times you sweep, mop, and dust, it can seem like your UCF apartment continues to endlessly accumulate these annoyances. If you find that your efforts aren't working, consider taking a day to push all your furniture to the side and thoroughly sweep and mop your floors. If you pick up all the debris that otherwise would have been trapped under couches and chairs, it will take much longer for your floors to get dirty again. Another strategy is to make sure you keep a welcome mat just outside your front door. Politely instruct guests and roommates to wipe their feet or remove their shoes before they enter your apartment to prevent tracking dirt inside. Dog owners should also do their best to keep their pet from tracking debris inside.

Counter Clutter

The last tip for keeping your apartment looking presentable is to mind the clutter you leave around on counters, tables, and other flat surfaces. When you're running late or heading to class at the University of Central Florida, it's easy to leave things out. The easiest way to remedy this clutter is to put things away when you notice them. A little bit of organization each day is much better than letting it build up into an overwhelming pile. Making sure everything is back where it belongs at the end of the day will also help you keep track of your items and prevent them from going missing when you need them most! Check out this article for more tips on keeping your home organized

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