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Clean Your Small Apartment Without Harsh Chemicals and Bulky Equipment

So you’re here to clean yourself up, right? we applaud you Deep cleaning is a big job. You must be brave and alert, avoid distractions, resist the urge to play outside, and have a snack instead. Your pure journey has many challenges, but stay strong. Use your strength and determination to remove dust and soap […]

Jimmy Ho
Published 16 Jan 2023
How to clean your small apartment?
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So you’re here to clean yourself up, right? we applaud you Deep cleaning is a big job. You must be brave and alert, avoid distractions, resist the urge to play outside, and have a snack instead.

Your pure journey has many challenges, but stay strong. Use your strength and determination to remove dust and soap scum from your home, drive out bacteria and grease, remove scale and unclog your home! You can’t go wrong with a comprehensive list and tips. Clearing up your schedule, you are about to embark on a heroic quest for cleanliness.

Deep bathroom cleaning

  1. Dust from top to bottom

We recommend Swiffer Dusters, which trap and contain dust and hair particles. Also, you can throw away the dust pad when you are done using it. Be sure to get all ceiling fans and vents. And don’t skip walls or baseboards.

  1. Sweep, dry, and vacuum the floor.

We recommend the Swiffer Sweeper Floor Mop, which can be used for dry and wet mopping. Plus, disposable pads are simply amazing. And no mop bucket!

  1. Disinfect high-touch surfaces

These high-touch surfaces include doorknobs, light switches, hard surfaces, etc.  And we love the Microban 24 bathroom cleaner that kills 99.9% of germs first, including cold and flu viruses

  1. Scrub the shower, tubs, and sinks
  • Scrub the mortar.
  • Clean your shower head. 
  • Clean the shower door.
  • Clean faucets, handles, fittings and drains.
  1. Clean the mirror

You can do it with a store-bought cleaner or homemade glass cleaning solution.

  1. Clean window treatments

Clean and dust the blinds. 

  1. Window cleaning’s time!

Don’t forget window frames and moldings.

  1. Organize your medicine cabinets, shelves, drawers and cabinets
  • Throw expired cosmetics in the trash.
  • Wipe down shelves and drawers. 
  • Vacuum the closet floor.
  1. Put everything in your laundry

You should usually spend time washing your shower curtains, towels, and bath mats, … Don’t forget to follow the care instructions on each label.

  1. Clean your toilet frequently

Disinfect:

  • The nearby floor
  • Toilet seat
  • Back of the toilet/shelf
  • Hinge
  • Flusher
  • Attachments
Deep bathroom cleaning (Source: Internet)
Deep bathroom cleaning (Source: Internet)
  1. Replace your toothbrush

Dentists recommend that you change your toothbrush every 1-2 months because bacteria accumulate a lot, so change your toothbrush regularly.

  1. Rinse out the toothbrush caddy

The toothbrush caddy can also contain a lot of bacteria in it, so you also need to pay attention to it

  1. Wipe the baseboard
  2. Take out the trash 

After taking out all the trash, remember to clean the trash can too. It can smell really bad after having a lot of garbage in it.

  1. Clean all the lights

Replace burnt-out bulbs. 

Clean the kitchen

  1. Stove cleaning

Remove the stove grate and soak it in mild dish soap and water. After that, you can take your beloved Mr. Clean Magic Eraser apart to remove grease and burnt marks.

  1. Clean your oven

There is a risk of fire if you don’t wipe off or scrape off any food build-up before putting the oven into self-cleaning mode. 

  1. Clean the microwave

Not only inside and outside but also doors and handles.

  1. Clean and descale your coffee maker

The pot, basket, filter and outside part are necessary to be cleaned.

  1. Clean out your refrigerator and freezer

Discard food that has passed its expiration date or frozen food that is more than six months old. Clean all the shelves, drawers and handles.

  1. Vacuum under the refrigerator

Have a deep cleaning of the fridge coils and vent.

  1. Degrease the cabinets and wash the walls

Clean cabinets, doors and shelves both inside and out.

  1. Clean up and organize your pantry 

Throw away expired items.

  1. Empty the toast compartment of the toaster
Cleaning the kitchen often takes a lot of effort and time (Source: Internet)
Cleaning the kitchen often takes a lot of effort and time (Source: Internet)
  1. Disinfect high-touch areas

These areas such as cabinet handles, electrical switches, sinks, countertops, sink faucet handles and also refrigerator handle seem harmless but actually contain a lot of bacteria that cause disease for your family.

  1. Wipe the countertop

Cleaning and disinfecting sinks:

  • Basin
  • Tap
  • Hardware
  • Surrounding area
  • Drain
  1. Clean up garbage disposal

Toss fresh lemon zest down the drain for a refreshing scent. Garbage truck ice cubes help flick food residue from the blades.

  1. Sweep, dry, and vacuum the floor
  2. Clean the dishwasher filter

Deep clean the bedroom

  1. Dust

Dust everything from top to bottom:

  • Dresser
  • Lamp
  • Nightstand
  • Artwork
  • Ornaments
  • Headboard
  • Shelves
  • Flames
  1. Vacuum the curtains or wash the blinds

Check the label but curtains are usually machine washable.

  1. Sweep, dry and vacuum the floor
  2. Clean the floor
  3. Wash windows, window frames, and moldings 
  4. Vacuum curtains with upholstery fittings
  5. Wash your dirty clothes

Put away the laundry when you’re done (this is the hard part).

  1. Clean up your closet
  • Donate clothes that no longer fit to thrift stores or friends. 
  • Remove the shoes from the closet and vacuum the closet floor.
  1. Wash all the bedding:
  • sheets
  • pillow cover
  • duvet cover
  • Pillow cover (if washable)
  • Read and follow the care and cleaning instructions on the label.
  1. Make your bed (with clean sheets)
Deep clean the bedroom (Source: Internet)
Deep clean the bedroom (Source: Internet)
  1. Flip the mattress over
  2. Tidy up and organize your bedside drawers 

Throw away expired prescriptions, old receipts, dead batteries, etc.

  1. Shampoo carpets and rugs, especially if you have pets.

Deep clean your living space

  1. Dust everything from top to bottom

Swiffer Dusters are great for reaching all those hard-to-reach places. Also, the dust pad traps and traps dust particles rather than actually dispersing them.

  • Ceiling fan blades
  • Air vents
  • Bookshelf
  • Artworks
  • Frames
  • Lights
  • Screen (including TV)
  • Plant
  • Speaker
  • Record player or stereo
  1. Wash windows, window frames and moldings
  2. Dust and wash doors
  3. Wash the walls and baseboards

The walls actually absorb and trap all kinds of odors.

  1. Do the sweeping, vacuuming, mopping 

Then run a damp mop over hard floors. We love the Swiffer Sweeper for handling dry and wet mops. No mop bucket is needed.

  1. Vacuum everything

Such as:

  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • Curtains
  • Chaise longue
  • Pet’s bed
  • Everything padded
  1. Shampoo carpets and rugs with a steam cleaner

Or, if you’re lazy, sprinkle baking soda all over the carpet, let it sit overnight to neutralize odors, and vacuum in the morning. We’ll give you a hall pass for that.

  1. Wash your pillows and pillowcases 

Be sure to read the care instructions first.

If you can’t wash it, pat it with Febreze fabric to refresh it.

  1. Disinfect:
  • Remote controller
  • High-touch element
  • Door knobs
  • Electrical switches
Deep clean your living space (Source: Internet)
Deep clean your living space (Source: Internet)
  1. Clean all the screens:
  • TV set
  • Laptop
  • Tablet
  1. Organize your stuff!
  • Clear items off the table and shelves
  • Take the unused cup to the kitchen
  • Put away those shoes
  1. Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms

Replace batteries if necessary.

Thoroughly clean your garage, yard and outdoor areas

  1. Clean gutters and downspouts.
  2. Sweep and wash:
  • Deck
  • Entrance hall
  • Terrace
  1. Check sealing strips and caulking
  • Doors
  • Windows
  1. Clean the grill 
  2. Clean patio furniture and outdoor cushions
  3. Court maintenance:
  • Rake leaves.
  • Mow the lawn
  • Take care of the garden.
  • Fill the bird feeder. 
Outdoor areas need to be paid attention too (Source: Internet)
Outdoor areas need to be paid attention too (Source: Internet)
  1. Clean and organize your garage
  2. Replace oven filter

This should be done every three months.

  1. Sweep the chimney 
  2. Clean up and wash the car

Thoroughly clean children’s area and playroom

  1. Move furniture and vacuum underneath:
  • Playpens
  • Beds
  • Children’s tables
  • Craft station
  1. Wipe away grime from your walls

In this case, some kinds of equipment will be helpful in cleaning your walls. 

  1. Sanitize toys.

Add a few drops of bleach to a gallon of water and let it soak overnight and air dry.

  1. Hand wash soft stuffed animals

After that, you can loosen the fur again with a hair dryer. 

  1. Donate items you no longer use or don’t fit:
  • Dresses or clothes
  • Books
  • Toys
  1. Organize your closet and toy bin
Clean your children’s room (Source: Internet)
Clean your children’s room (Source: Internet)

Need some tips? We’re here to help

Are you struggling to clean your small apartment without any tips and tricks? Follow our cleaning list above to see some incredible changes. 

In case you need to refresh your living space, at sparklingandbeyond.com, we provide you with affordable and reliable cleaning services and a lot of helpful tips

Feel free to contact us today! Our experienced cleaning experts are waiting for you!

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