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Home Spring Cleaning Tips For the Remote Worker

Home Spring Cleaning Tips For the Remote Worker

As the rain sets into the ground to create the foundation for spring blooms, it also marks the time that people take to clean and organize their homes.  A lot of our homes are not only the places we live but also have become the place where we work within the last two years. Ensuring our homes and workspaces are clean can not only improve physical health by reducing allergens but can also greatly improve mental health by creating an air of control over your environment. Take hold of both your physical and mental health with these essential spring cleaning tips for your house, apartment, or dorm room.

Organize & Declutter Room by Room

When it comes to spring cleaning, it is best to go from big tasks to small tasks. Taking the time to declutter your space, and putting items in the right place can assist in helping you feel less overwhelmed. Putting books away, hanging up clothes, putting miscellaneous items in boxes or their respective drawers can help in opening up your space and making you feel more motivated to move on to the smaller tasks.

Categorically organizing your clutter can also help in your spring cleaning endeavors by separating things such as trash, donations, or items to organize and store. Also organizing this by room can help reduce the anxiety and daunting nature of spring cleaning. Even writing a list of tasks and crossing them out one by one can help you feel fulfilled as you make it through.

Sweep, Dust, Vacuum & Mop Each Room

Nothing is better than that freshly cleaned house smell. Sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming each room before going over it with a mop will help clean up dirt and those pesky allergens. If you have pets this can be harder, but there are plenty of cleaning products made especially for pet owners to make life a lot easier.

If you have asthma or any other illness that makes this part of cleaning difficult, it is best to bring an outside source. There are plenty of affordable cleaning companies out there, which can clean your home once or on a regular schedule.

Organize Paperwork in Home Offices

Cleaning off your desks, putting away papers in labeled filing folders, and creating allocated stations in your office are all solutions to creating the most productive home office. Making an area just for your printing and scanning will help train your brain to get into work mode when you are in your office space.

Rearrange Furniture to Maximize Your Space

After cleaning, if you are in a small space, such as a studio apartment or dorm, slightly rearranging your items to maximize your space will help improve your mental well-being and comfort level.

When rearranging your space, using the same method as organizing with tackling the big items first is the most efficient way. Starting with the focal piece of furniture first, move your way down to the smallest piece to figure out how to utilize your space as efficiently as possible. Organizing a small space can make the biggest difference.

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Tips for Picking Out Your First Place

Tips for Picking Out Your First Place

Graduation is coming up, and now the next steps of being a post-college society member are starting to creep into your mind. One of the first steps to think about is where you will be living now that you will be leaving your dorm. Budget, whether or not you will be living with a roommate, and location are all factors in determining where you want your next living space to be.

Allocating a budget

The first and most important step in picking out your first apartment is figuring out what you can afford. Deciding on a budget can help you narrow down location and living situation. For instance, if you live in a major city where rent can be more expensive you may want to look into living in surrounding areas if your budget is on the lower side. If you do want to live in the city then you might want to consider living with someone to split the costs.

Living alone or with someone

When it comes to having a roommate or multiple roommates there are a few factors to consider. Firstly, would be the aforementioned budgeting situation. Would it be in your best interest financially to live with someone? Another aspect to consider would be your comfort level. Are you able to compromise enough to share your space? If not, then are you someone who would feel comfortable enough to live alone? Once you begin to answer these questions then it will be easier to determine whether or not a roommate living situation is a right option for you. If you do choose to with a roommate, then there are plenty of safe resources out there to help you find the right one.

Deciding on the size of an apartment

Settling on the size of your first place will largely depend on your spatial need. Do you need an extra room for an office? Is a larger space too stressful for you to clean? If you like to cook, you may want a larger kitchen or if you like baths you may want a place with a bathtub and now just a standing shower. Writing down everything you need for an ideal space will make it easier when going hunting for your new place.

Picking out a location

Location is of extreme importance when looking for your first place out of college. College campuses tend to be relatively safe with the school security measures in place around the area. Ensuring you are in a safe area is imperative to making this important step of living off-campus. Researching the crime rate and downloading apps, such as the Citizen app, and setting the location to where you might want to move can help in finding out if an area is safe. If you do not have a car then seeing the public transportation options in the area is also a great step. If you do have a car then checking out the parking options will be helpful. Taking all of these into consideration will help narrow down a location.

Hiring movers to eliminate stress

Once you have decided on where to move then you will want to decide how the movie is going to be executed so you won’t need to stress. Find a reliable moving company in the area and see if they have student discounts. Eliminating one less task will do wonders in easing relocation anxiety.

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