Posted July 20, 2011 by RentJungle
Keeping your apartment clean may sound like an easy task to do, but like the saying goes “easier said than done.” Tenants start out keeping their apartments clean, doing their laundry, etc., but as school, work, life, etc. start to get a little crazy, the task of cleaning tends to be put on the backburner. Whether you’re living alone or have roommates, a set cleaning schedule is all one needs to keep their apartment neat, clean, and livable.
Making a schedule for cleaning your apartment, taking out the trash, and doing laundry is always a good idea for keeping your apartment clean. It doesn’t matter if you’re living alone or with roommates, maintaining a regular cleaning schedule will keep everyone on track no matter how busy or stressed out you are.
Tenants should mandate one day a week dedicated to doing laundry, this will help your hamper from overflowing and you won’t have to worry about being late to work or school due to you trying to figure out which shirt is clean. Another good thing to do is dedicate Sundays as cleaning days. Sundays are usually the days people choose to relax and enjoy the last day of the weekend. You can still enjoy Sundays, but dedicate at least 2 hours to vacuuming, mopping your floors and cleaning each room in your apartment.
Taking out the trash is an easy task, because you need to do it once a week. If you are living alone, take the trash out on trash night right when you get home from work, you’re already outside and don’t have to worry about getting up from what you’re doing to take the trash out. If living with roommates, set a schedule to where two different people each week take out the trash, so everyone gets a chance to do their favorite chore. Finally, once a month tenants should clean out their refrigerator, getting rid of spoiled foods, milk, bad fruit, etc. and cleaning the shelves. This will create more room for groceries, and leave your fridge smelling fresh.
Even though cleaning isn’t as bad as it seems, people like to put it off. Sticking to schedules will ensure your apartment always staying clean, and staying in good shape. A task as simple as cleaning really makes a big difference in how your apartment looks.