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Apartment Cleaning Efficiency 101

Apartment Cleaning Efficiency 101

Apartment Cleaning Efficiency 101

Cleaning your apartment does not have to take all day – or all weekend. When you put off your cleaning responsibilities, you may feel like you need to dedicate a ton of time to cleaning the place and getting it back in order. With the right cleaning practices at your apartments in Cayce, SC, you can quickly clean your apartment in the most efficient way possible. These are a few cleaning tips to follow when you live at an apartment.

Keep a Cleaning Caddy

A way to simplify the cleaning process is to keep all your cleaning supplies in one place. Get yourself a cleaning caddy to stock all your supplies and make it easy for transport around your apartment. Necessary cleaning equipment should be:

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Sponges
  • Trash bags
  • Duster and dusting polish
  • Swiffer or mop

Stock these essentials in your cleaning caddy as you efficiently move around your apartment to tackle the cleaning jobs in a few hours.

Go Room-by-Room

Start by cleaning one room at a time. Take your cleaning products, paper towels, and cleaners and complete the whole room before moving on to the next. Some people organize their cleaning by the task, but it is more efficiently to tackle everything at once, one room at a time.

Organize Clothes

Before you start deep cleaning, wiping surfaces, and scrubbing floors, you need to organize your clothes and belongings. Declutter the surfaces by putting everything away before you start other jobs. This way, you will not need to move things around as you spray countertops, scrub floors, or dust surfaces. Get in the habit of putting away clothes as they are fresh from the laundry, as this can save you a lot of time on cleaning day.

Remove All Trash

After you clean, take the time to remove all the trash from your apartment. Go from room-to-room to empty all the wastebaskets in one swoop through your place. Collect the garbage into a large trash bag, and then remove that bag by taking it all the way to the dumpster. As a good rule of thumb, do a quick cleanup of your fridge as you remove garbage from your apartment.

Make Beds

An important step that you should practice each day is making your bed. By making your bed, you can give your apartment that final, crisp, and clean look. This prevents rooms from looking disheveled and it also helps to frame your day for more productivity.

Spend Time on the Bathroom and Kitchen

Bathrooms and kitchens require more clean-up than other rooms in the house. You may want to keep an extra cleaning caddy underneath your sinks to cater to these areas. These areas need toilet bowl cleaners, bleach, sink cleaners, and cleaners safe for use on appliances. Take your time while scrubbing areas by moisture to prevent any scum or grime build up and keep things spotless.

When you are looking for spacious and organized apartments in Cayce, SC, you should check out Otarre Pointe Apartments. Our apartments make it easy for cleaning, living, and everything in between. Contact us to hear about our available apartments and schedule a tour of our complex today.