Let’s be honest: cleaning isn’t exactly the most fun. But there’s nothing more distracting whilst trying to relax or get work done in your home than being surrounded by mess.
A cluttered living space can lead to a cluttered mind, and do you really need the extra stress in your life? This is why time needs to be set aside specifically for apartment cleaning.
And hey, cleaning and tidying don’t always have to be tedious. In fact, we think we’ve cracked the secret to hassle-free cleaning. Don’t believe us? Check out our five wicked apartment cleaning hacks and prepare to be amazed!
1. Kitchen Cleaning
Keeping on top of your kitchen mess can be pretty frustrating. It’s the last thing you want to do after a long day. Making jobs easier is the best way to get through these tasks quickly and efficiently.
Leave a mixture of dish soap and water in a water spray bottle by the sink to get your dishes washed quicker and save on product.
Keep extra bags in your trash can to save having to root around your cupboards for them everytime you empty the bin.
When it comes to cleaning your oven, you can easily do this with a mixture of washing up liquid, baking soda, white vinegar and lemon with kitchen roll for scrubbing.
As for stained tablecloths and mats, depending on what caused the stain, there are different removal methods. A lot of the time you can remove stains with things you have in the house.
Red wine stains can be removed using white wine. Coffee can be removed with baking soda. Grease can be removed with soda, and oil can be removed with white chalk.
2. Bathroom Cleaning
You can easily make your faucets and shower heads shine again with this easy hack. Just leave your shower head to soak in white vinegar overnight. In the morning, you should be able to easily wipe away any grime.
Similarly, you can scrub your faucets and sink with white vinegar too. For an awesome and effective way to clean your shower base, check out this method.
3. Tidying Your Closet and Drawers
Use empty shoeboxes as drawer separators and organizers.
Too many clothes? After sorting through your things and donating some stuff to thrift stores, try watching this video. It shows you how to hang multiple garments on one hanger with soda can tabs.
If you’re on a budget, empty wine boxes make great shoe storage too! Though less aesthetically pleasing, you can keep them under your bed or tucked away at the bottom of your wardrobe. It’s still tidier than having them lying around!
4. Cleaning Floors
Brush hair out of carpets with rubber gloves. This is great for stubborn carpets and even better for pet owners. A cheap alternative to lint rollers. Duct tape also works well for this on sofas and pillows.
For wood floors, Swiffer slippers will dust without you even realizing. And they’ll keep your tootsies warm and cozy.
5. General Apartment Cleaning Hacks
Use duct tape or a lint roller to clean dust off of fabric lamp shades. If you have blinds, mix water, vinegar and apply to a cloth. Gently wipe along your blinds to get rid of gathered dust.
For smaller nooks and crannies, keep an old toothbrush handy to do some dainty scrubbing. This is great for computer keyboards, as are cotton buds.
And for the ladies, don’t bother spending money on special cleaners for your makeup brushes. You can clean them just by mixing shampoo or body wash and water. Swirl them around and watch them look brand new and clean again.
Apartment Cleaning Doesn’t Have To Be A Chore
These are just a few apartment cleaning hacks to help you keep on top of mess and grime. At Hannover Grand Apartments, we want you to be proud of your apartment and how it looks.