If you’re living in Wisconsin, it could really get cold and wet sometimes. So, it’s not surprising that mold and other kinds of infestations begin to show in your apartment. Just like any other room that’s infested by mold, dust, and other junk, a session of deep cleaning is needed to get rid of mold and this disgusting mess. So, for those who want to clean their apartments like a pro, below are some simple yet very effective tips:
Before we begin, strategize where you want to start first and how you can go about cleaning each area of the apartment. The first thing to consider is to set up all the cleaning equipment. You might need to prepare in advance a number of cleaning products and supplies.
The things you might need on hand are a mop, broom, dustpan, paper towels, some rags or towels, trash bags, sponges, toilet bowl brush and toilet cleaners. You can also buy baking soda, disinfecting cleaners, and distilled white vinegar as they can help clean up. Some other tools you might include a vacuum cleaner, paper towels, old newspapers, and rubber gloves.
Keep these near the areas they can be used in. You might keep a vacuum cleaner near the living room so that you can readily clean your old carpet and mats. You can place the broom and dustpan near or inside the kitchen. Toilet equipment is always handy inside the bathroom or beside the toilet.
Cleaning the kitchen is probably one of the most challenging tasks during this time. That’s why one has to clean it most often to avoid dirt buildup. To begin, you may start on the following appliances:
- Stove: Remove the burners and soak them in warm water. A vinegar or water solution can remove some of the soot and dirt over the stovetop. Scrub everywhere until it is all clean to be used again.
- Oven: Oven racks should be removed and cleaned. Inside the oven itself, you might want to scrub it with baking soda paste solution. Scrub away any burnt-on food and other clutter to make sure that the insides are clean.
- Refrigerator: Remove everything contained inside. This includes food, shelves, and drawers. Leave nothing so that you can scrub at every crevice with a rag or sponge dipped in a baking soda solution.
- Sink: Scrub the sink with a damp cloth mixed with baking soda solution.
The bathroom is a location that is filled with all kinds of pathogens. If left unattended for very long, you’ll start seeing mold growing within the cracks of the tiles and yellow stains forming on your sink, tub, or toilet. Hence, sanitation is key for each part of the bathroom.
- Toilet: Apply toilet bowl cleaner under the bowl rim. Disinfect the pedestal and seat. With the bowl brush, scrub the bowl thoroughly.
- Bathtub or Shower and Tiles: Use an all-purpose cleaner and baking soda solution to scrub out stains.
- Drain: Make sure that the drainage is clean of stray hair and gunk.
Bedroom and Living Room
These areas are rather simple to clean up unless they’re super dirty. Check for areas vulnerable to dust. Sweep it all out. Arrange all of your things in order, especially books, magazines, and clothes you might have lying around. Make your bed and freshen up your pillows each day. Arrange your clothes in your wardrobe. In the living room, maintain the arrangement at all time. All of these can be done in a few quick minutes.