The big cleanup
Spring cleaning tips
You’ve probably noticed that we’re taking advantage of the warmer weather to spruce up your building’s common areas and outdoor spaces. If you’re looking for your own personal refresh for spring, here are four cleaning and organizing tips that will make your suite shine.
Be systematic: Spring cleaning can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be a marathon. Instead of tackling your entire suite at once, go room by room (or even drawer by drawer!). The smallest accomplishment will make you feel more relaxed and motivated to keep going. Commit to taking on one room per week; with just half an hour a day your entire suite will be sparkling in no time.
Clear the clutter: Most of us collect more stuff than we know what to do with. Take advantage of a rainy Vancouver weekend to go through your cupboards and drawers. You never know what hidden gems you might find! We suggest sorting your belongings into four categories: “put away,” “store,” “give away” and “trash.” This a great resource for learning where to donate used items throughout the Lower Mainland.
Prioritize the kitchen and bathroom: Wipe down the cabinet fronts and interiors; clean the sinks and faucets; go through your cupboards and fridge – compost/recycle/trash expired items; clean backsplashes; disinfect your garbage cans; mop floors; and don’t forget the doorknobs and switch plates.