Spring means cleaning season for a lot of apartment dwellers. If you’re tackling the job of spring cleaning, you may feel a little overwhelmed by all that needs to be done. Take a look at these tips that will help you get the job done in no time.
Start with a Plan
First, make a plan. Before you start cleaning, determine what your main priorities are. Make a list of what you would like to accomplish, then decide which of those items you want to do first. This will ensure the most important items get done, even if your day gets away from you.
Declutter Before You Begin
Deep cleaning through piles of stuff is not easy. Before you begin, do a thorough decluttering of your luxury apartment. Get rid of unwanted or unused items, put other clutter back in its respective place, and you will be ready to deep clean.
Keep Cleaning Supplies at the Ready
Use a shower caddy or similar portable container to keep your cleaning tools within arm’s reach, no matter what room you are working on. When you move on from one room to the next, your supplies will easily go with you. Place an all-purpose cleaner, some rags, and a scrub brush in the caddy, as well as any other cleaning supplies you anticipate needing.
Dust From the Top Down
As you dust, start with the ceiling fan and wall fixtures, and even the ceiling itself. Then work your way to high shelves and lower shelves and all the way to the floor. This ensures that any dust you displace from one “level” of your apartment to the next will eventually get cleaned, rather than simply being pushed to a post you’ve already dusted.
Wipe Every Surface
Dust or wipe every surface in your apartment. Yes, that even means the walls and the ceiling, where you might be surprised how much dirt and grime you find. If you are using sponges, toss them in the microwave to kill any bacteria from previous uses. By tackling every surface in your home, you will be sure to thoroughly clean it.
Pay Close Attention to the Kitchen and Bathroom
The kitchen can be one of the dirtiest rooms in the house, and the bathroom isn’t far behind. Grab some microfiber cloths and give it a deep clean. Don’t be afraid to really scrub, because you want to get rid of all of the grit and grime. If your apartment has stainless steel appliances, traditional cleaners often leave streaks. Instead, clean them with Dawn dish soap, then shine them using a cloth with a few drops of baby oil.
Remember, your apartment deserves a little TLC. With these spring cleaning tips, you will have it shining in no time.
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