5 Hacks for Cleaning Apartment Quick & Easy


If you live in an apartment, you know keeping it organized and clean is difficult due to less storage and space. No matter how frequently you clean your apartment, a small weather change, like strong winds, can make your apartment all dusty and grimy. So from vacuuming the carpets to mopping the floors, cleaning an apartment requires a lot of time and effort.   

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However, if you know the right cleaning hacks, there is no need to succumb to nerve-racking wiping or scrubbing tasks. We have compiled five quick and easy apartment cleaning hacks to help you keep your home sparkling clean.

Easy Apartment Cleaning Hacks

1. Steam Your Microwave

You would not have thought that some of the amazing cleaning hacks involve your microwave. If you’re tired of scrubbing and wiping the greasy splatters from the walls of your microwave, this hack will surely make your life easy.

All you need to do is fill a bowl with equal parts vinegar and water, and put it in the oven, and set the timer for 5 to 6 minutes. It will loosen up all the caked mess on the walls of your microwave. You can wipe all this dirt with a wet cloth without putting in a considerable amount of work.

2. Use a Steam Mop

A steam mop is no doubt a convenient and wonderful cleaning tool that can make a world of difference when it comes to cleaning. The innovative and unique floor mop can save a lot of time and effort. Just heat the water in the reservoir that comes built-in the mop.

Once the water temperature reaches 25 degrees, it sends a jet of steam into the mop pad on the cover.  The steam soaks the pad and improves its ability to clean the dirty floors.

A steam mop is a superior choice than the traditional mops. It doesn’t only absorb the dirt but also kills dust mites and bacteria on the floor. As it quickly touches up the floor without having you to manually mop the floor with bucket, it is a convenient, speedy and easy way to clean the floor. These mops don´t need to be expensive, some of the best steam mops can be had for less than $80 bucks.

General tips to use a steam mop;
  • Prep your floor by sweeping and vacuuming it before using the steam mop
  • If your floor is heavily soiled, using a steam mop before cleaning it will not give you the desired results. Make sure you deep clean your heavily soiled floors to avoid dirt smearing all over the room.
  • Use multiple pads for mopping to get the best results. Keep on changing the mopping pads when they get dirty.
  • Steam mop can damage the floor if your floor is not suitable for steam cleaning. Use a steam mop only on sealed floors.

3. Clean Ceiling Fans

There is certainly no getting around the dust on your ceiling fans if you live in an apartment life. Cleaning ceiling fans is a difficult task no matter how agile and active you’re. Reaching to the top of fan blades is what makes it one of the most skillful cleaning tasks.

However, using a pillow cover can make this hectic cleaning task incredibly easy. Just place an old pillow cover over the fan’s blade and pull it backward slowly. It will wipe all the dirt as you clean. Repeat the process until all blades are nice and shiny.

4. Multi-task

There is no need to stress about getting everything done all at once; divide your tasks carefully to finish cleaning. For instance:

• You can clean your countertops and kitchen sink while waiting for microwave to heat the water
 Reorganize the kitchen cabinets, sweep the floor or load the dishwasher while your oven preheats
• You can wipe the mirrors in the bathroom while swishing the mouth wash in the mouth. Use newspaper to get a streak-and-lint free surface.
 Don’t stand waiting for your shower to heat or bathtub to fill, use this time to clean fixtures, and wipe sinks.

5. Banish Pet Hairs

Pet hair is no doubt an annoying mess, making your cleaning tasks more tedious and stressful. But we have got an interesting hack you have probably never come across before. Use a squeegee to clean the places where your pet spends most of his time. It will make picking up pet hair super easy with little effort.

Final Thoughts
In a nutshell, cleaning your apartment becomes easy if you are a little proactive and use the given smart hacks.  Even the difficult tasks will not take much time if you use products, like steam mop.

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