Spring Clean-Up: Spruce Street Edition

May 11, 2022

The weather’s warm in Philly, which only means one thing: it’s time for some spring cleaning! Whether it be sorting through clothes in your closet or organizing your kitchen cabinets, a little tidying up can go a long way.

Spring Cleaning Your Apartment

Pictured Above: The Touraine No. 107

There are many benefits to doing a deep clean of your apartment. It keeps you organized, productive, and can improve your mental and physical wellbeing. Not sure where to start? Begin with the small stuff! 

Accomplishing small tasks at first will keep you on track and motivated. Making a list will also ensure you stay focused and have a plan to follow. For example, we recommend going through your apartment and getting rid of the items you no longer need. Consider donating your unwanted household goods and clothing to charity or rotating your winter clothes into storage.

Next, you can move onto dusting, cleaning, and organizing. Be sure to go through your kitchen and pantry and toss expired goods and give your appliances a deep clean. Items like your dishwasher, oven, and refrigerator could always use a little love.

Take the Cleaning Outdoors

Other than spring cleaning your home, there are many ways you can get involved throughout the community. May 7th through May 15th is Love Your Park Week, a week-long celebration of parks across Philadelphia. Park Friends groups will be all across Philadelphia tending gardens and flower beds, caring for trees, and cleaning up our parks for the season.

Get outside and get involved! Join your neighbors and help clean up the Barkan Park on Saturday, May 14th. Park Friends is looking for volunteers to rake, sweep, plant flowers, and pick up trash. Tools, gloves, water, and refreshments will be provided. To learn more and register, please visit this link.

Looking for more ways to get involved? Feel free to register for additional park clean-ups happening during Love Your Park Week

A Clean Environment and a Clear Headspace

Taking a day to tidy up your living area can do wonders for your mental and physical well being. We encourage you to get outside and get involved in a local park clean-up. Not only will it feel good, but it’ll create a better environment for the community. 

For more information on volunteering and how to get involved, please visit the Love Your Park website.