Whether you’re living alone in halls or sharing a flat with friends, staying on top of the housework and studying full time isn’t always easy! Luckily, here at George, we have everything you need to freshen up your space for the new season. Our neat guide features all the essential cleaning utensils and clever storage solutions, so spring cleaning your uni room is a total breeze!
Make A Spring Cleaning Checklist
When you’re not sure where to start, writing out a checklist is ALWAYS a good idea! Note down all the rooms you need to clean and break this down into smaller areas to focus on in each room. Be sure to arm yourself with all the essential cleaning goodies like rubber gloves, a dustpan and cleaning sprays before tackling any housework!
Have A Deep Cleaning Sesh
Organising your stuff is great, but if your room isn’t clean, it’ll never feel properly tidy. Is it our fave way to spend free time? Maybe not. But will your space feel amazing once it’s done? Absolutely! An easy way to start a big clean is by removing any noticeable litter and recycling where possible.
Next, disinfect every surface and hoover or mop floors to instantly freshen up your space. Lifehack: make sure any dirty clothes actually make it to the laundry bin, that way when everything returns to its home you can be sure every inch of your room is squeaky clean!
Organise Your Wardrobe
It’s no secret that wardrobes can get messy very quickly, but don’t panic. There are plenty of things you can do to your wardrobe looking neat again – and make sure it stays that way!
Firstly, do an outfit audit and donate, sell or pass on any clothes that are ready for a new home.
With your remaining killer collection, get organised with handy storage baskets and boxes. Choose small crates for socks, rope baskets for knitwear and storage boxes for shoes. Simple! For easy access to all your fave accessories pop a small drawer unit inside your wardrobe.
Pro tip: save even more space by storing last seasons clothing in vacuum bags.
Beautify Your Bedroom
Spring cleaning your bedroom is the perfect opportunity to create a calm sanctuary and feel at peace whether you’re studying or snoozing. Give your bedroom some TLC with a deep clean and instantly brighten up your sleeping space with gorgeous duvet covers. Bring chilled vibes with decorative lighting or a lamp, and stow away any bits and bobs in nesting boxes – meaning you’ll have plenty of space for beautiful ornaments!
Spruce Up The Bathroom
It might not be quite as fun as picking out new bedding, but spring cleaning your bathroom can be surprisingly satisfying! Start by scrubbing all surfaces from the tiles to the toilet, and once they’re gleaming, tackle the floor with your trusty mop. Motivational playlist at the ready! #gettingstuffdone.
As a reward for that hard work, treat yourself (and bathroom!) to shiny new bathroom accessories. They’ll feel fresh for spring and keep any en-suite or shared bathroom super organised! We’re already dreamin’ of our morning power shower…
How to Keep Your Uni Kitchen Clean?
Whether your speciality is beans on toast or you’re giving Gordon Ramsay a run for his money, we all deserve a clean and organised kitchen to prep meals. Since uni life usually means sharing that space, coming up with a savvy system is a fab way to make sure everyone’s fed and happy.
First, pop a memo board on the wall and divide cooking and cleaning chores so responsibilities are rotated. We love wall décor that’s both handy and stylish!
Next, organise food cupboards by adding sticky labels to any food storage containers so they are easy to spot.
Finally, keep kitchen worktops clutter-free with handy kitchen storage boxes, (out of sight, out of mind!).
For more tips on prepping your space for the new season, check out our guide on how to refresh your home for spring.