The global pandemic has meant outside spaces are being sanitized and closed off for health reasons, but just how safe is the inside of your own home? While other areas may be the responsibility of the state, you are responsible for the conditions inside your own apartment.
Cleaning your space not only makes it a better place to live, but can help you kill germs the flu, and COVID. Read on for our top tips for apartment cleaning and creating a healthier space.
Remove Clutter First
Before starting any big clean, declutter. Anything you do not need should be stored away or disposed of. All these items and places are doing are providing an area for dust, dirt, germs, and microbes to fester.
Clean any dishes away in the kitchen, and take the garbage out. Once you have done this, collect all the laundry and put it in the washing machine. Now you have removed all the barriers and you can start a huge cleaning spree.
Clean from the Inside
The first rule of cleaning is to always clean from the inside outwards. This works if you are on your hands and knees scrubbing a floor, vacuuming, or mopping. The reason for this is that you are not going back on yourself, spreading more muck and footprints on your newly cleaned surface.
If you are mopping a large room, you may have to maneuver a little so that you are always heading towards the door and are not backed into a corner.
Use Apartment Cleaning Products
There are some environmental concerns with some cleaning products and many people now choose to use their own. Vinegar, baking soda, and other products are often used to make less harsh cleaning products. However, they don’t work as well to kill harmful bacteria and viruses.
Branded cleaning fluids have been tested and tried multiple times. They are proven to remove germs and bacteria. If you’re worried about the environment, try to alternate between a clean with chemical products and another with homemade. Use your homemade products for everyday cleaning, and more powerful cleaning products for deep cleaning.
Wash and Moisturize Your Hands
One of the most important aspects of cleaning is prevention. The best method is to wash your hands and wash them regularly. If not, you will quickly find that germs and microbes transfer from one area of your apartment to another rapidly.
As well as the obvious times after bathroom use, you should up your hand washing schedule. When you enter the home, before you eat, and before any food preparation are times you can not afford to miss.
Freshen up Your Space
Are you looking for a fresh, new apartment in the Fort Wayne area? Poplar Ridge apartments are a clean, pet-friendly community with furnished and unfurnished properties. Contact us today to discuss your needs, and make Poplar Ridge your new, fresh residence!