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My Favorite Spring Cleaning Tips

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

I love cleaning. I’m aware that that is a weird thing to proclaim for potentially everyone who uses the internet to read, but that does mean that I have some great tips on maintaining a clean space.

1) Make your own cleaner.

I find that I’m very wary of the chemicals that are used in most cleaners, and I find that if I make my own cleaner I am more likely to use it because I’m not concerned about how it will impact my health. I like to use a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and water.

2) Skip sponges.

I hate sponges, I think they’re absolutely disgusting. They smell, harbor some serious bacteria, are actually one of the dirtiest places in the kitchen and have a really negative environmental impact. So, having a scrubber in the kitchen makes it more sanitary, so you’re more likely to do it.

3) Clean every day.

This is controversial but spending a bit of time each day cleaning makes it less of a disaster later on. It’s a lot easier to spend 10 to 15 minutes per day cleaning than needing to spend two hours doing it on a weekend.

4) Make your bed every day.

Starting the day off with a made bed will set the tone for a more clean, productive start to your day. Starting the day off with a made bed will inspire you to keep other areas of your life clean.

5) Sweep weekly.

This is a game changer, but sweeping weekly is the easiest way to ensure that you maintain a clean environment because you have no idea just how many dust bunnies are lying around your apartment! Personally, every living space I live in is inundated with my long, blonde hair but I live with all brunettes so I can’t even blame anyone on the mass amounts of hair distributed across my apartment.

In all, unless you were born a neat freak you probably won’t become one overnight. My cleanliness stems from living with roommates in a small apartment but being a neat freak is an advantage more than a disadvantage at this point in my life.


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Writers of the Boston University chapter of Her Campus.