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Looking after your student apartment: Essential tips and hacks

Congratulations, you’ve made it to Edinburgh and settled into your student apartment! Amidst the excitement of new beginnings, there's one crucial aspect you might not have considered yet: keeping your new residence tidy. Fear not, we’re here to lend a helping hand with some handy tips to ease the task.

Establish a Cleaning Routine

First off, why bother keeping your apartment clean? Well, besides the obvious visual appeal, maintaining a tidy space is vital for your overall well-being. A clutter-free environment can lower stress, amp up productivity, and enhance your mood.

Plus, living in a clean space reduces the risk of health issues like allergies and respiratory problems. And here's the good news: you don't have to dedicate hours to cleaning. By spending just a few minutes each day tidying up, you can stay on top of chores and have more time for the things you love!

Now that we've nailed down the importance of cleanliness, let's dive into some practical tips to keep your apartment in top shape.

Daily Bathroom Maintenance

Start by investing in some basic cleaning supplies like shower and toilet cleaners. Make it a habit to give the bathroom a quick once-over after each use. Wipe down surfaces, clean the sink and toilet area, and mop the floors regularly to keep things fresh and hygienic.

Also, make sure to ventilate the bathroom to prevent moisture buildup and nasty moulds from appearing.

Kitchen Clean-Up

If you’re in self-catered accommodation, maintaining a clean kitchen is vital. Get into the habit of wiping down surfaces while you cook to prevent grease buildup and bacteria from spreading. Keep a stock of sponges and kitchen spray handy, and don’t forget to dispose of expired food regularly to avoid unpleasant odours.

Waste Management

Empty the bins and take out the waste every couple of days to prevent overflow. Remember to use communal waste bins for disposal. By keeping your apartment clean, you’ll steer clear of any unwanted surprises!

Laundry Day Routine

Invest in a laundry basket to keep dirty clothes off the floor, and make it a habit to put your clothes in the basket at the end of each day. Plan regular trips to the laundry room, aiming for at least once a week, to wash your clothes and bed linens.

Let's be honest, nothing quite beats the feeling of curling up under freshly laundered sheets. Just be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper care and maintenance!

Regularly declutter

Keep your space feeling cosy and welcoming by decluttering regularly. Take some time to go through your belongings and let go of anything you no longer need or use. Embrace the "one in, one out" rule for items like clothes and gadgets to prevent accumulation. Consider donating or recycling items to minimize clutter.

Keep Supplies Stocked

Make sure you've got all the cleaning supplies you need to handle any unexpected messes. Stock up on disinfectant spray, surface cleaner, paper towels, and bin bags to make cleaning up a breeze. Having these items readily available will help you stay on top of any cleaning chores as they pop up!

Tend to spills and stains

Don't let spills and stains linger, tackle them immediately to prevent them from becoming a permanent eyesore. Whether they occur on the carpet, furniture, or countertops acting promptly can make the cleanup much smoother.

In summary, while maintaining a tidy apartment may feel like a chore, the rewards are worth the effort. And remember - consistency is key.

A clean and tidy space lays the groundwork for success. So, roll up your sleeves, put on some music, and get to it!

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