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I Just Cleaned My Apartment After Months Of Quarantine; Here's What I Learned

It took some time to figure out how to tackle everything — but it was worth it.

If you feel like your home hasn't really felt clean in months, you're not the only one.

Here are 12 tips we learned along the way:

1. Take a tour of your home and track everything that low-key (or high-key) bugs you.

2. Separate what feels like an absolute priority for you to be more comfortable in your home — versus something that can wait.

3. Make a list of each room or section, breaking down micro-tasks.

4. Be realistic about how much you can do in one day (or week, or month.)

5. Use cleaning as healthy procrastination.

6. Use money as an incentive.

7. If you live with someone, ask for help.

8. Keep quick and easy cleaning supplies close by to do regular spot cleans.

9. Reward yourself by buying cute new things to add to your home.

10. But also, consider getting a few things to help stay tidier in the future.

11. Change up your routine so it's easier to keep things clean going forward.

12. Give yourself the time and space to appreciate your new home.