There’s something about the Fall season that awakens the creative spirit; coming up with unforgettable customs at Halloween, creating the perfect meal during Thanksgiving, or decorating your apartment for the Holidays. Autumn seems to open up endless opportunities to craft something warm and special. What better way to take this artistic season one step further than to add in some fun “Do it yourself” projects.
Your apartment aesthetic will become the envy of all of the others with these easy to accomplish “do it yourself” Fall projects:
Allow your apartment door to express your Autumn excitement! The Sunflower wreath is the perfect décor if you’re looking to make a strong statement on your apartment door. Take a weekend and create something that your friends, family, and neighbors will admire all season long.
The fall season means sweater season. Instead of getting rid of your older sweaters as you purchase new ones, maximize them by crafting some cozy sweater pillows. This DIY project is guaranteed to add the perfect Fall look to your living room or bedroom.
Decorated Toilet Paper Rolls
Spice up the look of your bathroom this season with festive Fall toilet paper rolls! Who said that your bathroom can’t match your Autumn excitement? Take a weekend and jump into this fun Fall DIY project
Pumpkins are one of the popular staples of the Fall season, but sometimes it’s a huge chore to have to maintain real one’s overtime. Eliminate that problem altogether with these easy-to-make festive yarn pumpkins! You will love the simplicity, yet stunning aesthetic that this DIY project will bring to your apartment.
Yarn Candy Corn Cones
Your favorite Halloween candy comes to life with this fun Fall design. Your Yarn Candy Corn Cones (Say that 3x fast) will be the Fall envy of all of your friends and family. Place them in your window seal, dining room table, or even outside of your door for a stunning Autumn look!
January and February are a thing of the past, and March is officially on the calendar! Along with warmer weather and cherry blossom season, the time to begin your spring cleaning is here. For renters’ this is an exciting opportunity to get a fresh jump on sprucing up your apartment in the front end of the new year!
We know that cleaning and organizing your apartment sounds fantastic, but we also understand that it requires time and energy that a lot you reading this might not have an overabundance of in your everyday lives.
For this reason, we’ve decided to overview three time efficient cleaning tips to make getting your apartment clean super easy just in time for the spring season!
Tip #1: BREAK-DOWN “THE BIG 3” CLEANING TASKS
Cleaning your apartment can be broken down into what we call, “The Big 3” – The kitchen, the bathroom, and the bedroom. These are generally the areas of the apartment that are used the most and are going to take the longest to clean; this makes it super important that these areas are addressed first. Studies show that cleaning at least 1 of these three areas make the most visual difference in the cleanliness of your apartment.
Cleaning is already exhausting enough as it is, don’t make it any harder by tasking yourself with cleaning every closet, nook, and cranny inside of your apartment in a single day. If you’re short on time, break down the significant 3 areas of your apartment as you see fit, and tidy up accordingly.
Tip #2: CLEAR THE CLUTTER
A big factor in organizing your apartment home is knowing when to part ways with additional materials that create clutter; this means trashing the mountain of junk mail, old receipts, and even older grocery lists laying on all of your counter surfaces.
Doing this is a fast and effective way of cleaning your apartment when you’re in a time crunch. You will quickly find that having less clutter makes your apartment home feel more open and most importantly cleaner.
So, say goodbye to clutter, and hello to spring clean!
Tip #3: SMELLS GOOD, LOOKS GOOD.
The smell of your apartment home matters when it comes time to freshen up. We all know that it’s unsettling when your apartment is a disaster area, but it’s even worse when the smell of your apartment matches the look.
Instead of adding insult to injury, try adding in a scent like a candle, a scented plug-in, or an essential oil diffuser to your cleaning process when you’re short on time. In no way are we saying a clean smell makes up for a messy apartment, but the aroma of your place goes a long way when you don’t have hours to deep clean your apartment.
Cleaning will always be a process, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a difficult process.
Welcome to March, and happy spring cleaning!
Clear the Decks
Start by clearing off every surface in your apartment. Take every decorative item, kitchen gadget, candle and magazine and put them aside in a box for a day or two. After taking in your space with a fresh perspective, start slowly re-introducing items. You’ll have efficiently decluttered your visual and physical space and shifting some items around will give your place a new look with minimal effort and cost!
One of the best ways to refresh your apartment is to deodorize your carpets (especially if you have pets). Simply sprinkle your carpets with baking soda, let it rest for 30 minutes up to a few hours, then vacuum! The baking soda will absorb any lingering odors and is safe on most carpets.
DIY Your Decor
If you have a piece of furniture that no longer makes your heart sing, consider giving it an update with a coat of chalk paint! Chalk paint adheres to almost any finish so there’s no need to sand or strip your furniture, making it an apartment friendly project. Use a tutorial like this one to help you upgrade your outdated pieces.
Nothing freshens up a space like bringing the outdoors in! Pick up one of these house plants to spruce up your surroundings and clean the air around you at the same time.
Personalize Your Space
If you’re like us, there are a lot more photos on your Instagram feed than there are in your apartment. Take a trip down memory lane by scrolling through your photos from 2014 then pick one or two to print and frame!