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Spring Cleaning and Decluttering for College Students

Is your residence halls suite messy as a result of leaving and returning from spring break? Do you have extra clothing that you want to get rid of, does not fit anymore, is worn out, or has gone out of style? Here is a list of things you can add to your spring to-do list. You can even print this out and check things off as you go, as that may be a more productive way of doing things. 

Closet Decluttering:
First, make a yes and no pile. Then, put the no pile in a garbage bag to transport to local clothing donation spots. Local locations include, Plato’s Closet, Goodwill, and CommunityAid. If that is not an option, you can even have a yard sale while you are at home and make some extra cash for the semester! Selling on eBay and Facebook Marketplace are also two easy ways to get rid of unwanted items in a sustainable way. 

Cleaning Your Residence Hall Room:
Deep cleaning may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of spring. Having a fresh bedroom and bathroom for the spring season can make your life feel tidier. Having a simple routine can include cleaning bathrooms, floors, under your bed, inside the refrigerator, and the microwave. Inexpensive cleaning products can be purchased at any grocery or big box retail store. Remember, NEVER mix liquid bleach and cleanser because it will create a dangerous chemical reaction. 

Build a Capsule Wardrobe: According to Wikipedia, “A capsule wardrobe is a minimalist collection of clothes that can be put together in different ways to cover a variety of outfits and occasions.” Find outfits that you can style in multiple different ways. For example, buy plain colored shirts and pants with added accessories. That way you can minimize buying new clothing each year and save yourself money in the process. 

Reduce Trash: Using reusable water bottles, keeping food in reusable containers so it stays fresh for longer, creating rags out of old t-shirts for cleaning instead of paper towels, and using reusable bags is a great way to reduce trash and be more sustainable. 

Maximizing Storage: Adding storage under your bed and in your closet will make your room look less cluttered. Buying storage containers is an easy way to maximize your space. Plastic and fabric containers can be purchased through various online retailers at big box stores, and even at local hardware stores. 

Keep in mind that these are strategies you can use in times other than the spring. Make your living situation and habits easier with these ideas. What are some ideas that you have for spring cleaning and decluttering that you do? Share in the comments below or reply to our accompanying Instagram post. 



Activities To Get You Excited For The Spring Season

This winter has been very dark, cold and has been filled with snow. Spring is right around the corner, but some of us can’t see the end of winter in sight. Winter weather can make us tired and feel gloomy, but it is time to wake up and smell the roses. Spring is a time of happiness and bright colors which can make us happier and in a better mood. As we wait  for warmer weather and the happiness of the season, I have compiled a list of things you can do to prepare for spring and to get out of the winter blues mindset.


  1. Buy a bouquet of flowers and put them in a vase in your room.

Adding a fresh bouquet of flowers can increase your mood because of how bright and beautiful the flowers are. It can also be nice to take care of the flowers. If flowers are not your thing, try buying a succulent!

2. Add some new decor to your room that is brightly colored.

Incorporating some news posters or decor that is brightly colored into your room can get you in the spring mood. Seeing the bright colors can remind you of the colors and warm weather of spring.

3. Write a list of fun things you and your friends can do in the spring weather.

Making plans and thinking of fun things to do once the weather gets warm can make you excited for the start of spring. Maybe plan a hiking trip or go to a baseball game!

4. Exercise or take a walk outside once the weather starts to get a little bit nicer.

Taking a walk outside is great exercise and can help to clear your mind if you are stressed out. Once it gets a bit warmer it will also be nice to go outside and get some sun exposure.

5. Schedule yourself time in your busy schedule to take part in some spring cleaning.

Spring cleaning can be very good to get rid of germs and tidy up your room. It can also be very beneficial to take some heavy sweaters out of your wardrobe and add in your lighter spring sweaters and items of clothing.

6. Treat yourself to a new spring outfit from your favorite store.

Since the weather is going to get warmer and nicer, you may need a new t-shirt or dress in your wardrobe. That means it is time to treat yourself for all of the hard work you have been doing!


All of these small activities can change your mindset and make you ready for the warm spring air. So, take the time to get rid of those winter blues and engage in cheery activities to welcome the spring season! Let us know if you have any other ideas that help you get into the spring spirit. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more posts, our username is @VilleHousing !