Apartment Cleaning Checklist

Having a process when it comes to apartment cleaning will help you stay organized so you don’t miss out on anything. If you’re not a seasoned cleaner, you may not know exactly what is entailed to keep a home well maintained and clean. If all of this seems overwhelming, you might want to go with apartment cleaning services. There are a lot of products to buy to really get your home clean and the investment might be the same as just hiring someone to do it for you. You can give this extensive list of tasks to the cleaner you hire as well.

Cleaning supplies needed:

It’s important to have all the proper tools to help you clean your home. There are different products for different rooms based on what kind of dirt and grime build-up they get. You don’t have to go with products that contain a lot of chemicals. There are natural solutions and in fact, some apartment cleaning services only use these. Here are the cleaners you’d want to consider purchasing if you’re going to clean your home thoroughly:

  • All-purpose cleaner

  • Bleach

  • Heavy-duty oven cleaner

  • Window and glass cleaner

  • White Vinegar

  • Microfiber cloths

  • Scrubbies

  • Sponges

  • Vacuum Cleaner with attachments

  • Carpet Cleaner (optional)

  • Stainless steel cleaner (optional)

  • Broom

  • Mop

  • Toilet Brush

Bedroom Cleaning

For your bedroom, you’ll want to dust the furniture and any surfaces like your decor, ceiling fan, pictures, around your windows, and lamps. Pick up clothes off the floor and either put them away or put them in a laundry hamper. Collect any garbage that might be lying around. Vacuum the floors, including under the bed and your closet.

Living Room Cleaning

Start by dusting any surfaces. Electronics tend to attract a lot of dust so the shelving and electronics themselves will need to be dusted. Clear your coffee table and clean/dust it as well as any side tables. Vacuum furniture with your upholstery attachment. Sweep, Swiffer, or vacuum your floors depending on whether they’re wood, tiles, or carpet. Clean windows, window sills, and window treatments. If you have blinds, clean every slat.

Kitchen Cleaning

Clean all surfaces with a cleaner that kills germs. Wipe kitchen cabinets inside and outside with a cloth soaked in something like vinegar and water or an all-purpose cleaner. Wash any dishes or use the dishwasher. Clean the stovetop depending on what kind of material it’s made from. If it’s stainless steel, there are special cleaners for that. If it’s a glass top, you should use the right cleaner to avoid leaving scratches. Cleaning the oven will depend on whether you have a self-cleaning oven or not. If you have to clean it yourself, you’ll need to spray a toxic cleaner in the oven and take some time away from being in the kitchen.

You may need to use a wire brush to get the build-up off. When cleaning your fridge, first go through and throw out any expired foods. Then you’ll take any removable items out and put them in the sink with water and mild, scent-free dishwasher detergent. You can then clean the other parts of the inside of the fridge with the same dishwasher detergent using a microfibre cloth. Sweep and mop the floors, making sure you get under the tight spots under the fridge and oven.

Bathroom Cleaning

Wipe down the sink, faucet, and countertops. Clean the vanity mirror with glass cleaner. Scrub the toilet inside and out and then clean the shower and tub. Depending on the materials that make up your bathroom floor, walls, and shower stall, you may need to get rid of grime, dirt, and mold. Certain surfaces are going to require certain cleaners. When you opt for apartment cleaning services, they’re going to know what your bathroom needs are. We also recommend finishing any stainless steel fixtures with a spray of window cleaner and a wipe down. This makes them shine. Swiffer, sweep, or vacuum your floors and then mop them.

Hopefully, you find these steps helpful for cleaning all rooms in your home. If this seems overly daunting and you don’t think you have time or the scope, we suggest apartment cleaning services. They will regularly do all of these tasks professionally.