Using a cleaning checklist like this one can help you keep an apartment tidy. You can post the checklist on a dry-erase board, laminate a paper copy to use over and over again, use a digital list, or print out a new one each week. The important thing is to have an easy reference to walk you step-by-step through what needs to be cleaned, wiped, vacuumed or scrubbed. So prepare to get your apartment cleaning down to a fine science!
There are certain chores that you’ll want to do daily to keep control of dirt and germs such as:
Wash all dishes.
Wipe up kitchen surfaces – stove, counters and sinks.
Wipe down woodwork, baseboards, walls and tiles in kitchen, bathrooms and other high-traffic areas.
Clean windows throughout your home.
Dust window treatments.
Clean inside appliances (don’t forget to empty out the toaster crumbs).
Do a deep dusting—behind furniture, in ceiling corners, on ceiling fans and vents. Also vacuum upholstered furniture.
Spot clean carpet.
That’s not so hard, right? With your handy cleaning checklist, your household chores will feel more manageable and you’ll enjoy the satisfaction of a systematic approach to cleaning. You can adjust this chore list to your liking, of course, but it offers good guidelines on keeping a spic-and-span apartment. This list is a good starting point for daily, weekly and monthly chores. What does your personalized list look like? Share it below!
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