Researchers have found that a messy home is terrible for your mental health!
Are you struggling to keep your apartment clean? No one truly thrives while living in a dirty and cluttered space.
You need to do as much as possible to ensure that your apartment is as clean.
Apartment cleaning does not have to be a challenge as long as you know exactly which steps to take to be as productive as possible. Here’s a closer look at some of the best ways to go about apartment cleaning.
1. Get a Snapshot
If you’re feeling confused about where to get started with cleaning your apartment a picture can help. While it may seem counterproductive to take a picture of your apartment while it is untidy instead of after it is clean, having a snapshot of what the cluttered areas of your apartment look like gives you some idea of where you need to begin.
Take a close look at the picture you’ve taken. This will give you a good idea of exactly which items are out of place and need your immediate attention.
2. Do a Ten Minute Speed Clean
If you have limited time, doing a ten-minute speed clean is an easy way to get your apartment looking a bit more organized very quickly. Take ten minutes to go through your apartment and take up items that are laying on the floor.
Put items back where they belong. You’ll be surprised at what you can do in just ten minutes. You may even be motivated to clean for a little longer because of the success you experience.
When you’re doing your speed cleaning you should walk through every room in the apartment and take up items. Remove any wet towels or damp towels from near the shower. Put away items that may be hiding in corners and even under your sofa.
Place items that you cannot put away immediately in baskets so that you can come back to them later and put them in the correct place.
3. Put Your Cleaning Items Together
Having all your cleaning supplies in one place can make it easier to move quickly from room to room with them. You can try putting all your supplies in a caddy.
Place all your rags and dusters in your caddy and then you’ll be able to take all your cleaning supplies back and forth. This ensures that the cleaning supplies are always available when you need them.
4. Declutter Your Closet If Necessary
Decluttering your closet is an essential step in the whole process of cleaning your apartment. Gather three large boxes and place the labels “keep”, “sell”, and “donate” on them.
You can then go through your closet and sort your clothing and shoes. Sorting everything this way makes it easier for you to see which items are truly worth keeping.
5. Pick a Task
One of the most beneficial of all apartment cleaning tips is focusing on one task at a time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by having to clean your apartment it may be because you are doing one room at a time.
If you start cleaning one room at a time it will feel as if you are doing the same thing repeatedly. This can feel like an endless cycle.
For example, if you are mopping then mop the whole house. If you are vacuuming then vacuuming the whole house all at once. Picking a task and sticking to it will ensure that you don’t feel overwhelmed and the job gets done.
6. Clean All Your Mirrors
Grab your glass cleaning solution and tackle all the dirty mirrors in your home. You can use a microfiber cloth that is damp to clean your mirrors and then use a dry one to finish wiping them down.
Make sure that you only use a soft cloth such as a microfiber cloth to clean the mirrors. This will help you to avoid getting scratches on the surface of the mirrors.
7. Time to Disinfect
The next stage in the process is to disinfect all your countertops and other surface areas. Go through your house and clean your appliances, light switches, TV remote, kitchen counters, and just about any surface that hands come into contact with regularly.
The disinfectant that you use should be non-toxic.
8. Sweeping and Mopping
Go through the home and start sweeping. You need to be strategic about how you are sweeping so that you don’t end up with all the trash far away from the doorway of the room.
To avoid this, start sweeping from one of the furthest corners of the room and sweep backward until you are at the doorway of the room.
Once you have finished all this you can then start mopping in the same way.
If you need to vacuum instead of sweeping and mopping, try not to worry about getting into every tight corner of the home. Getting into tight corners is for those days or weekends when you are doing a deep clean. Just move through the house and run the vacuum in one pass.
Apartment Cleaning Made Easy
One reason why apartment cleaning can become overwhelming is the lack of a plan on how to do it. Having a plan in place for how you are going to execute the cleaning, makes everything go a lot more smoothly.
Getting up and just deciding to clean without having a set course of action can make things take longer than they should. Once you create a plan for cleaning your apartment you will be able to move through very quickly and get the job done faster.
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