Thursday, January 29, 2015

Get Rid of the Dust Bunnies

So I woke up yesterday, went to class, and class was cancelled! I somehow missed the email on Tuesday night and was super confused when Meghan didn't wake up to go to class with me. On one hand, I was super bummed that I woke up so early for nothing, on the other hand though, I was up early on a day when I had no other classes. Later in the morning, I went to look for a pair of flats to wear to the job fair, and, as I pulled them out from under my bed, a dust bunny came with them. I realized that I don't think I have ever vacuumed under my bed, at least since I put it there almost a year and a half ago.
When I got back that afternoon, I went to work on cleaning my room, and I mean really cleaning. I pulled the bed out from the wall and picked up all the random stuff that had gotten stuck under it, and did the same with every other big piece of furniture. In the end, the cleaning and purging resulted in 3 trash bags to take to the dumpster, a full vacuum canister, and a totally rearranged room. It felt fantastic.
Sometimes a really good clean is just what a room needs. I am sure each of you vacuum and dust, at least when your mom comes to visit, but how often do you clean things that don't always need to be cleaned. I went through the drawers I stuff random papers in, I went under my couch that empty water bottles had managed to get stuck under, and I fought dust bunnies as they travelled all over my hardwood floors. Believe me when I say that I am not judging people for having a few dust bunnies, but if you are anything like me, you think there is nothing better or more relaxing than a clean, organized room. My little adventure yesterday inspired me to do a little Pinterest hunting and I came across an awesome checklist from Lauren Conrad of cleaning tasks to do, and when to do them. 

What is your apartment cleaning routine?


1 comment:

  1. I love love love cleaning and having a clean home! I tend to have certain jobs that get pushed off when life gets hectic, they're those jobs that no one would really know weren't done except for me. Big deep cleans are my favourite though, and usually when I do those I like to rearrange my room to give me a fresh look and a fresh perspective.

    My roommate and I don't stick to an exact schedule, but usually we get to bathrooms and floors once a week. The kitchen gets cleaned more because we're in the habit of wiping down the counters after any time we do the dishes or that we prepare food. The kitchen gets it's full clean too, usually right before we do the full sweep and mop of the floors. We also try to sweep more than once a week, but definitely once a week - our hallway is a magnet for dust bunnies along the sides and we both have super long hair that tracks everywhere.

    Sweet Spontaneity