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Get Spring Clean!

a woman cleaning the molding around a door frame

2424 Penn Blog is here to help you welcome in the spring season later this week, and you know what that means: it’s time for spring cleaning! Forget your typical laundry and dishes routine, because a spring clean is a different breed of clean. Today we’re teaching you how to get there so that your Washington D.C. apartment can be in better shape than ever.

Your closet is probably the first place that could use some work! Go through and figure out what items you wear and what items can be given away. If you have time, get creative and post on Facebook Marketplace to sell your items! Or take items that are in good shape to a local thrift store or consignment shop in your area. If you’re unsure about whether or not you can part with an item, put it in a different room or closet. If you don’t even attempt to get that item back into your closet within the next month, you’ll know you don’t wear it or need it. Bonus: More room in your closet means room for new purchases that you love and will wear!

The kitchen comes next. Go through cupboards and drawers to get rid of items that no longer work or are broken. Match lids to storage containers (and get rid of the mis-matches). Get rid of wrappers and empty boxes. Stale or expired items should be thrown out, as well. Keep like foods together so you’ll know where things are when you look for them. Keep foods at eye level. This will help you save time and money because you’ll know exactly what is in your cupboards when you’re taking an inventory for each grocery trip.

The car is sometimes forgotten, but it’s important to keep it clean and uncluttered. Head out to your car with a garbage bag and remove receipts, empty bottles or cups, and other items you don’t need. Take spare change out of your car, as well as any random clothes or miscellaneous items that somehow seem to pile up in the trunk!

Of course, you know best which areas of your home need a lot of love. This is just a framework from which you can plan your spring-cleaning attack. Thanks for reading our post today.