Spring Cleaning 2015: Tips for NYC Apartments

The warm weather has many of us thinking spring, opening up windows to air out our apartments, and enjoying the ever longer hours of sunshine. And while it may not be the first thing we want to do, spring also means it’s time to spruce up our living spaces, give it a top to bottom cleaning, and maybe even pare down the items we’ve accumulated in the past but no longer use. We offer these spring cleaning tips for 2015 which we gleaned from popular blogs throughout NYC and beyond.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for 2014: Refresh Your Living Space

spring cleaning of a lamp shade with a lint brush

Seems like it actually might be warm now for the duration (though let's not forget the April blizzard of '82!). Spring ushers in lots of activites in New York, such as the flower shows we wrote about recently. But it's also time to clean your home. Ugh, I know, but remember: there are few chores that feel more satisfying when you're done than a big (or even semi-big!) spring cleaning. Now, I am no expert on the subject as my kids will tell you, but we scoured the internet and found a number of sites with some stellar-sounding advice.

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NYC Apartment Living Links

Because, as a friend of ours once said, "it takes a long time to read the internet", you may have missed a few of our favorite apartment living links (however tangentially related) from these past few weeks, just as we probably missed a few of your favorites. Thus: link swap. We'll go first.    There are many reasons why it's unlikely we will ever go on a cruise, but these photographic floor plans of Norwegian Cruise Lines cabins–from "studios" to "penthouses"–obtained by the crew at Core 77 made us think we should get a round bed for our kids' room. Kidding! BUT it is smart, using those space-saving curves and at-first-glance odd angles… and they all made us feel grateful for every square foot we have!   

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