By Haniya Ghazi
Springtime is coming and that means that it’s time to declutter your life! While sometimes it can be tough to part with things, spring cleaning is a great way to get a fresh, clean start and finish the rest of the school year off strong. Spring cleaning for college students is a little different than for a home so here are some tips to help you get through spring cleaning on campus and make you feel much more organized and better when you’re done!
Make a to-do list
Making a list is always the perfect place to start when you are starting a big project like spring cleaning. Sit down and brainstorm all the things that can be thrown away or decluttered and write it down. Checking things off of a list is a satisfying way to get you motivated to clean out your life!
Clean out your closet by making piles
Cleaning out your closet is one of the best and most basic forms of spring cleaning. Go through your clothes and make piles of the items you wear often and don’t wear often. If you are going back home during spring break, take all of your “don’t wear often” pile back with you so that you can have a clean and organized closet when you come back to campus.
Sell your old textbooks
We all know that one corner in our bedroom, apartment, or dorm where we have a stack of old textbooks. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to get rid of them! Sell them on facebook, back to the bookstore, or to students that you know! Instantly, the clutter of that stack of textbooks is gone!
Organize your cabinets and drawers
If you live in an apartment on campus, it is easy to just throw things in cabinets and drawers to hide away the mess. Spring cleaning is a great time to face those spaces and get them organized. Going through all your cabinets and drawers in your kitchen, bedroom, and bathrooms will make everything more clean and tidy.
Establish new cleaning habits until next year
Spring cleaning doesn’t necessarily just mean physical cleaning, it also means establishing the right habits to ensure that next year’s cleaning is even easier. Keep your space organized, take the extra second during the day to re-hang the shirt you didn’t wear instead of throwing it on the floor, put the little things back in their place, etc. Establish these habits now and it will make for a better home environment during stressful exam seasons.