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Cleaning your apartment or house should be a priority. Although it can be easy to make excuses such as lack of time or a hectic schedule, keeping your place clean can help with overall well being. Dirt and dust promote illness. Cleaning your house regularly and thoroughly is imperative for maintaining good health and good hygiene at home. Having a clean home also reduces stress and saves you time. When you walk into a house that is dirty and messy, you instantly feel a sense of stress and disappointment. On the other hand, coming home to a clean and tidy house helps put your mind at ease because it is one less thing to worry about. Having a clean area of living promotes wellness in all aspects of your life. 

 

We’ve compiled quick tips and an easy checklist for each room in your home to help keep your space spic and span. 

 

Kitchen

Quick Tip: Place tinfoil in the bottom of the oven for quick and easy clean up!

Cleaning Checklist:

  • Wipe microwave messes immediately to avoid bake-ons

  • Wipe down countertops and stove tops daily

  • Wash dishes daily 

  • Sweep floors daily 

  • Take out trash often and scrub up surrounding messes

  • Clean sinks and faucets weekly 

 

Living Area

Quick Tip: Most manufactures recommend cleaning carpets twice a year!

Cleaning Checklist:

  • Dust furniture weekly

  • Sweep floors weekly 

  • Vacuum all carpets and mop floors twice a month 

  • Wipe down light switches, registers and baseboards monthly

  • Wash windows, blinds, trim and tracks seasonally

 

Bedroom

Quick Tip: Use an old toothbrush to clean window tracks!

Cleaning Checklist:

  • Do laundry and keep clothes put away. Empty dryer lint traps after each use

  • Sweep or vacuum carpets (don’t forget inside of closet and wall edges) monthly

  • Wash sheets monthly

  • Dust and clean ceiling fan blades periodically

  • Wash Windows, blinds, screens, trim and tracks seasonally

 

Bathroom

Quick Tip: Lysol wipes and magic erasers work well to clean sink and faucets

Cleaning Checklist:

  • Routinely use a daily shower spray

  • Scrub toilet inside and out-including under the rim and base weekly. Throw bleach in and soak for an easy clean

  • Wipe down sink and vanity weekly with lysol wipes

  • Sweep and mop floors monthly

  • Empty garbage weekly 

 

Check out our Mr. Clean “Scour your Shower” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwi6TPaYJxs 

 

Green Remedies

 

Not only do we want our tenants to be well by keeping their home clean and tidy, we also want you to be green while doing it! Here are a couple of our favorite green remedies for cleaning your space. 

 

  • Mix ½ cup vinegar and ¼ cup baking soda into ½ gallon (2 liters) of water to remove water deposit stains on shower stall panels, chrome fixtures, windows, mirrors and more!

  • Mix 2 teaspoons borax, 4 tablespoons vinegar and 3 cups hot water. Use for disinfectant. 

  • Remove many ink, pencil, crayon, or marker spots from painted surfaces by applying baking soda to a damp sponge. Rub gently, wipe and rinse!

  • Create a paste with baking soda and water. Place in a stainless steel sink. Add vinegar and scrub stains away!

  • Vinegar removes lime on shower heads, cleans windows, descales hard water stains in dishwashers, coffee pots and clean floors.

 

Cleaning questions? Email Julia at: @ [email protected]

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