It’s always a hassle tidying up after the holiday season and moving back to the dorms and apartments! Putting away all the things you brought back from the break and making room for all the books and red bulls we’ll be needing this semester will take some work, but we got you covered with some helpful tips!
Cleaning out closets and donating:
Let’s be real, our closets hold more than we wear. Cleaning out our closets is the best way to declutter and donate some clothes to the less fortunate. There are many Goodwills and thrift stores in the area that take donations all year round. Just make a big bag of clothes and drop it off to the nearest location. More room for you to put (or buy) new clothes!
Foldable Dress organizer:
Dresser organizers are our favorite way to store little knick-knacks that we don’t necessarily use everyday but still need to keep just in case we ever do need them. These cubbies are easily found anywhere and everywhere. Amazon is the most affordable and easiest place to buy these in bulk. They come in handy and make our tiny areas look more organized. In other words, they make our messes look less messy.
Utilizing storage containers to store our heavy jackets or clothes that we won’t be needing for the semester helps ease up some room in our dressers. Using containers will keep the clothes in a neat area. It will also be easy to carry if need be.
Emptying out your kitchen:
We don’t know who needs to read this, but keeping old ramen cups in the pantry is useless. Cleaning out your kitchen and throwing away items from your fridge will help your meals stay on track. Sometimes, we feel like our fridges are full because of all the leftover food we stick in there, but really we have nothing in our fridge besides condiments and ice. Tossing everything that you don’t need anymore will give you a better idea of what you need to buy, and will help with meal planning if necessary.
Sweeping under appliances and furniture:
We don’t realize how much dust is collected under our couches, rugs, and stoves. Dusting and brooming under these big appliances and furniture will help your place feel brand new. Sweep and mop under these pieces and see the huge differences it brings to your homes. You’ll thank us later!
After following these tasks, make sure to do your usual mopping, vacuuming, and dusting to ensure that you have gotten all the areas of your little home. Stay on top of keeping your area neat and tidy by at least dusting and vacuuming every week or so to minimize it getting dirty.
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