Your cleanest apartment ever
Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means…Spring Cleaning. If you know the joy of scrubbing grout with a toothbrush and the pungent smell of washing windows with vinegar, then you probably have a really clean house. If not, these tips for how to have your cleanest apartment ever might come in handy.
- First of all, never throw away an old toothbrush. They come in infinitely handy for cleaning projects. Even though I use an electric toothbrush, I save all my travel toothbrushes and replace them often so I will have plenty of equipment with which to assault my apartment’s dirt.
- Scrub your sink with Ajax or Bartender’s Friend. A barely damp sink, can of powdered cleanser and an old sponge will have your kitchen on its way to gleaming in no time. Don’t forget the backsplash and the edge around the faucet while you’re at it.
- Clean your stovetop’s burner trays. This should be done frequently as these things can get filthy fast. Vacating an apartment and they are past the point of no return? Go to your hardware store – you should be able to get shiny new replacements for under $20.
- Wipe down your doors with Murphy’s oil soap and hot water. White doors especially are prone to dirty, makeup covered fingerprints. But it washes off easily with some oil soap and a damp rag.
- Scrub the grout on kitchen countertops and tile floors. With bleach. At least once a year I undertake the rather awful task of cleaning every inch of grout on the tile floor in my apartment, on my knees, with a toothbrush. I use Soft Scrub with bleach, which is used to clean boats. It’s an awful task, but it will keep the floor looking great for years to come.