Before you start cleaning your apartment, you need to declutter! Because it’s so small, any extra items that are sitting around (especially if they’re bulky) will make your apartment looked cramped and messy.
Before you start cooking, full your sink with warm water and dish soap. Then, as you finish using pots and pans, stick them in the water. While you eat, they’ll be getting cleaned, which means you won’t have dirty dishes cluttering up your counter!
Dust can be a huge issue when it comes to small apartments. Because there isn’t much space, the air can get dirty and unclean really quickly. Use a foam brush to clean between the slats of your vents and get any of that stuck-in dirt out of there.
You should also clean or replace your air filter. This will give you cleaner air without you having to do much anything at all!
Another great tip when it comes to vents and dust is to put a wax coat over the top of your air vent covers. This prevents dust and debris from sticking to the vent, so there won’t be any nasty buildup.
If your apartment is small, then you don’t need a huge, bulky vacuum to clean it. Invest in a small and cordless stick vacuum that will get the job done a lot faster and not take up as much storage space.
Because space is tight, make sure your apartment smells good or else the WHOLE thing will smell bad. That means, when cleaning, make sure your cleaners have neutral or good aromas to them! Investing in a candle or other air freshener couldn’t hurt, either.
Magic Erasers will be your best friend when you’re living in a small apartment. They’re super easy to grab and can clean almost any stain, so you won’t have to get a whole slew of cleaning materials out for one mess.
Do your best to dedicate at least 5 minutes every day to cleaning. Because the apartment is small, you should be able to get a pretty good portion of the apartment clean in this amount of time.
Invest in some sturdy and manageable laundry baskets and hampers. Because space is limited, you want to be as organized and compact as possible when it comes to laundry!
No need to scrub and scrub at those stubborn stains in the microwave. Instead, put a bowl of vinegar and water in the microwave, run it for a few minutes, and then the gunk should slide right off with a paper towel or sponge!
Depending on the type of home you have, buy cleaning gear accordingly. For example if you don’t have tile or wooden floors, then you probably don’t need a huge mop. Likewise, if you have no carpet, then a bulky vacuum isn’t necessary. This will save space and money!
Make sure there’s a spot for everything. This is especially important when you have a small home because one or two things out of place can make the whole apartment look messy!
A super fast way to dust in a small apartment is by using a lint roller. This works best on lampshades and pillows because they pick the dust right up!
For a dirty dishwasher, a great way to clean it is by putting a pack of lemon Kool-Aid in it and running it on a normal cycle. This breaks down the stains and gunk that build up, giving your dish washer a better clean every time.
In order to keep your vacuum efficient and effective, you need to clean out its filter on a regular basis. Not only does it make your vacuum last longer, it also keeps the air cleaner since the dirt actually stays in the vacuum!
You need to make sure to clean and sanitize your garbage cans on a regular basis. A stinky garbage can might not be a big issue in a large house, but in a small apartment, it can stink things up really quickly.
If you have any kind of furry pet, then you probably have pet hair in most of your apartment. Fix this by using a squeegee to gather up all the fur in the carpet and on furniture. Then just throw the clump in the trash!
For a clogged and dirty shower head, just put vinegar in a bag and tie it! Leave it sitting for a few hours and without having to do much at all, the shower head should be clean and unclogged.
In tight spaces, bathrooms can get moist and muggy fast, giving ample opportunities for mold and other bacteria to grow. Fight this by making a mixture of dish soap and vinegar and putting it in a dish brush. Then, when you’re finished taking a shower, wipe down the whole shower!