This past weekend, my hubby and I decided to tackle the unbearable task of deep cleaning our apartment.
If your significant other is anything like mine, it can be a hassle to get them to clean just about anything. However, I was determined to get our apartment in tip-top shape before Sunday night was over. Needless to say, we accomplished this!
Divide the rooms up among you two.
Josh got the spare bedroom, kitchen, and dining room and I got the bedroom, bathroom and living room. Dividing the rooms was such an effective way for us to know exactly what areas were ours to clean. Josh likes to do the dishes so of course he got the kitchen and I knew the bathroom was going to be the hardest part so I took on the challenge.
Have the right cleaning supplies.
Luckily, we had all of our cleaning supplies beneath the sink cupboard neatly organized. I decided to take them all out an arrange what room each supplies would be needed in. Organization is the best option when it comes to cleaning the apartment in just one day…Prepare your sprays, disinfectants, rags, and paper towel!
This is important when taking on the task of cleaning the entire apartment in one day. Josh and I took a nice 30 minuted dinner break in between cleaning two rooms. It was actually a warm evening out here in Michigan so we ate outside! Plus, the fumes from the bathroom had really gotten to me…
Ventilate the rooms!!
Okay, so we did not do this right away which resulted in some heavy fumes in our 800 sq ft apartment, especially in the bathroom. Make sure you open up those windows and turn on your fans! In the kitchen, turn on the stovetop fan.
Lastly, have fun with it.
If you make cleaning the apartment seem like more fun that it is, it actually helps with the thought of it. Josh and I decided to rearrange our guest room by moving our desk to the dinning room. It was fun trying to figure out the best location and reorganizing everything together. Now, we both know where everything is, rather than just me.
We really enjoyed cleaning together, which might seem like a strang concept. My suggestion to you is to make sure you clean together. That way, the endeavor doesn’t all fall on you and then you can more likely accomplish the task in just ONE DAY.
What tips do you have for deep cleaning an apartment? How do you convince your significant other to help?