3 Top Tips for a More Effective Apartment Clean

Most people don’t want to spend all of their free time mopping and dusting. They just want to clean and be done with it for a while. While this might seem like an impossible goal, it doesn’t have to be. It is possible to clean your apartment from top to bottom and have it stay that way for a time. The trick for this is in the approach. If you’re about ready to undertake the “Big Clean” and don’t want to keep doing it over and over again, then try the following three tips to keep your follow-up work to a minimum.

Top to Bottom

Cleaning your apartment from top to bottom in one fell swoop allows you to address all of your apartment’s problem areas and then be done with them. Unfortunately, you may run out of steam before it’s all said and done. If these feelings strike, don’t give in. Don’t leave the mopping half done and the rugs and furniture out of place. Wet floors and messed up rugs or carpeting are a common cause of slip and fall accidents. Push on through until the job is done.


Getting rid of all your clutter counts as a good place to start your cleaning venture. If you first throw out all of the things you no longer use, you’ll significantly reduce the amount of deep cleaning you have to do. Old papers, unworn clothing, and other items that you don’t use but keep forcing you to clean items that are never used. Don’t waste that time. Throw those things out.

Use Some Unconventional Methods

Some things around the house, like the kitchen floors, are easy to clean. They require some over-the-counter cleaners and a bit of elbow grease. However, cleaning your mattress and computer screen requires a bit more ingenuity.

For example, spritzing a mixture of water, rubbing alcohol, and essential oils onto your mattress can kill germs. A layer of plastic wrap on your computer screen keeps the dust away. You get the idea. It’s worth it to research some unusual cleaning methods for these items. The results will be better and longer lasting.

Mopping, dusting, and decluttering problem probably aren’t on your list of favorite things to do. However, if you do these jobs right, you won’t have to do them quite as often. The three tips in this list give you some shortcuts for cleaning. These allow you to clean your apartment thoroughly and keep it that way.