1. Dust all surfaces:
To dust all the surfaces in an apartment, start by wiping down surfaces with a damp cloth to lift any dust particles. Then use a duster or microfiber cloth to pick up fine dust on furniture, window sills and other hard-to-reach places. Pay special attention to corners, baseboards and light fixtures.
2. Vacuum carpets, rugs, and furniture:
To vacuum the carpets and rugs in an apartment, use a powerful vacuum cleaner on low setting to pick up dirt particles. Make sure to get into all the corners and crevices of the carpet to ensure it is properly cleaned. Use the brush attachment for all fabrics such as sofas and chairs, making sure to reach any hidden areas where dust may have accumulated over time.
3. Wipe down walls and baseboards:
Walls can accumulate dust over time, which needs to be removed during deep cleaning. Start by wiping down walls with a damp cloth or sponge from top to bottom, removing any visible dirt or dust. Then use a mild soap and water solution to remove any stubborn dirt or stains. Finally, use a clean dry cloth to ensure the walls are completely dry.
4. Clean windows, window screens, and blinds:
To clean windows in an apartment start by wiping down with a damp cloth to remove any surface dust or dirt. Then use a glass cleaner and newspaper to polish the window until it shines. Additionally, make sure to wipe down all window screens with warm soapy water and rinse off with cold water before drying them carefully. Lastly, use a feather duster or vacuum cleaner attachment to clean blinds of any trapped dust particles.
5. Disinfect light switches and doorknobs:
To properly disinfect light switches and doorknobs use a household cleaner or a diluted bleach solution and a clean cloth. Wipe down the entire surface of each switch and knob to ensure they are fully disinfected.
6. Clean appliances (including refrigerators) inside and out:
To clean the interior of an appliance such as a refrigerator, start by removing all food items from the shelves, drawers, and any other compartments. Then use warm soapy water to wipe down all surfaces including shelves, doors, handles, drawers etc. Make sure to dry them completely before placing back all food items in their appropriate compartments. Lastly, use a mild soap and water solution to clean the exterior of the fridge before drying it with a clean dry cloth.
7. Scrub bathroom tiles, toilets, showerheads/tubs/showers:
Bathroom tiles, toilets and other wet surfaces need to be disinfected regularly and thoroughly as they can become breeding grounds for bacteria if left uncleaned. Use a scrub brush or scouring pad with a disinfectant cleaner to clean all the wet surfaces in the bathroom including tiles, tubs, showers and toilet bowls. Rinse off with cold water before drying them with a cloth.
8. Mop floors:
Mop floors of an apartment using hot soapy water and a mop bucket filled with warm water mixed with detergent or floor cleaner on low setting. Start from one corner of the room and work your way outwards in a zigzag motion. Make sure to get into all corners and crevices of the floor while mopping, ensuring no dirt is left behind.
9. Empty all wastebaskets into a garbage bag & dispose of it properly:
After all surfaces have been cleaned, empty the contents of all wastebaskets into a garbage bag and tie it securely before disposing of it properly. Make sure to keep these bags away from children or pets for safety reasons. Finally, put back the now clean wastebasket on its proper spot in each room.