6 Simple Rules For A Cleaner & Healthier Apartment
Keeping an apartment clean and tidy seems rather difficult for most people. Particularly in smaller apartments, the lack of space tends to leave rooms cluttered and disorganized which makes it that much harder to clean up. We often resort to using excuses such as not having enough time or space to maintain cleanliness and order but the fact of the matter is, we’re just not making an effort to do it!
If you really want a cleaner and healthier living space, there are ways to achieve that in spite of having a busy schedule. All you need are a couple of rules to help manage your time efficiently while ensuring that your home is clean and well-kept. Read on to learn our top six rules for a clean and healthy apartment.
Rule #1: Stick to a Schedule
You know your day-to-day schedule better than anyone. Hence, it’s up to you to figure out the best times in each day of the week to clean. Elizabeth from thehomemakersjournal.com says, “While it may not be possible to tackle too many cleaning tasks in one day, it’s not a bad idea to break up home cleaning by doing one room per day (vacuuming, mopping and dusting furniture).” Whatever works for you is fine, just be sure to stick to the schedule!
Rule #2: Do Not Cause Clutter!
More often than not, lack of space has nothing to do with the fact that one’s home is cluttered. The mess and disorder in your house can very well be caused by leaving things out of place. Apart from this, holding on to rubbish or more than you need can also leave your home cluttered. If you discipline yourself and other members of the household to keep things where they belong and discourage them from collecting junk, you can bid farewell to clutter once and for all!
Rule #3: Make Sure You’re Well-Equipped to Clean
Caroline, Professional Cleaner at Simply Maid says “If you don’t have the right cleaning tools and cleaners, keeping your apartment in a neat and sanitary condition is going to be much harder than it should be.” Often times, homeowners pass off home cleaning because they don’t have the ‘means’ to get it done. You should know that there are a couple of must-have cleaning supplies that allow you to clean quickly and efficiently; hence, you need to buy them ASAP! These include microfiber dust cloths; different types of scrubbers; squeegee; electrostatic broom; mop with nylon strips; all-purpose cleaner; floor/bathroom/glass cleaners; and other specially formulated cleaners for wood and upholstery. Take a look around and consider what it is that you need to get particular areas cleaned up and then go out and buy them!
Rule #4: Organize Your Belongings
To stay organized, you need enough of the right storage space. This doesn’t mean having to invest in expensive storage units or large items that take up a lot of space; just simple cabinets or stands that allow you to have an allotted place for all your belongings. For example, having a shoe rack will organize your shoes and motivate you to maintain this order, rather than pulling out a pair from underneath your bed and upsetting the rest of your shoes.
Rules #5: Never Leave Spot Cleaning for “Later”
You know how you spot a dusty surface or a spill on the counter and think “I’ll clean that up later”? Well, let’s make it a rule to never save cleaning for later because it’s more than likely to be overlooked when “later’ comes around. Instead, grab a microfiber cloth and spare a couple of seconds to clean up a dirty surface before carrying on with whatever it was that you were doing. As simple as it sounds, this rule goes a long way in maintaining cleanliness and order in your apartment.
Rule #6: Do Not Break the Rules!
The rebel in you may want to break the rules listed above but bear in mind, you won’t be able to maintain a clean and organized apartment if you do. Other times you may find excuses or just feel too lazy to clean up; hence, self-discipline is very important in achieving your apartment cleaning goals. For those of you who have tight schedules and find it hard to spare time for cleaning, check out these cleaning hacks that will save you time, yet get the job done!
Whether you live in a small apartment or a luxury one, Simply Maid is experienced in cleaning homes of all sizes and natures. You can always count on us to take care of your home cleaning needs in a timely and efficient manner. Book with us today for a cleaning experience you won’t forget!