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9 Apartment Cleaning Hacks for People Who Hate Clutter

Written by Grace & Silas
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Sometimes cleaning your place may seem like it takes all day. From washing the dishes to staying organized in your bathroom, as well as keeping everything in place, it needs a lot of time and work. And especially if you’re living in an apartment, getting rid of all the mess and dirt that built up over time can be overwhelming. It can feel like a never-ending task.

However, cleaning your apartment doesn’t have to take forever when there are some tips and tricks that’ll make your life a bit easier. And that’s why I’ve curated a list of some helpful cleaning hacks that’ll make the process faster. These are ideas that aren’t complicated, have a great result, and will make your cleaning chores less of a hassle. So check them out and let me know what you think!

Make Your Bed

The moment you wake up in the morning, make it a habit to make your bed before leaving your room. Fold your blankets, put the pillows in place, and keep everything in order. It’s one of the easiest ways to make your apartment look nice and put together.

The reason why doing this makes your life easier is because it can encourage you (psychologically) to keep other parts of the room straight when your bed is made (therefore, creating less work later on).

Tidy Up Your Space

As you move through your room, try to declutter your space by simply picking up all the worn-out clothes, laundry, shoes, toys, and other things that make your place a mess. Keep your coffee tables, nightstands, and countertops clean and in order. And if you see things that you’re not using anymore, throw them out and declutter your home.

This is such a great way to make sure that you’re picking things up as you go so that your home doesn’t become a big mess at the end of the week, leaving you overwhelmed.

Clean and Sanitize Your Microwave

One of the most helpful kitchen appliances you use the most is your microwave. So it makes sense to put some time and effort into keeping it clean. And to easily clean and sanitize your microwave, just put some lemon slices into a bowl filled with water and a splash of vinegar and let it heat up for about a minute (or more if needed).

Dust Off Everything

Did you know that by simply dusting off all the light fixtures, cabinet tops, appliances, and window sills, you’re keeping your home clean while staying healthy as well? Dust can cause allergies and other lung problems, so give your apartment a good dusting, once or twice a week.

Hack: If there are hard to reach areas, put a microfiber cloth over a broom with a rubber band, and you’ll be able to get those out of reach corners.

Steam Mop Your Floor

Compared to a mop and bucket, a steam mop can make your cleaning so much easier and time-saving. Consider regularly mopping to quickly touch up your floors.

Ice Cube Disposal Cleaners

I don’t think anyone likes cleaning out the garbage disposal. So to make this task easier, just fill up an ice tray with vinegar and lemon slices and freeze. Once frozen, take them out and pop a couple into the drain. Run water and then turn on the garbage disposal. You’ll have a great smelling sink in no time!

Take Out the Trash

After cleaning your place, make it a habit to always throw out your trash and garbage from your house daily. Doing this will keep your house free from dirt and keep it smelling fresh.

Also, don’t forget to sanitize and clean your trash can and add fresh new bags immediately after throwing something out.

Clean Your Shower Head with this Trick

With overtime use, your shower head can accumulate gunk and dirt over time. To easily clean it, just tie a bag filled with water and distilled vinegar onto the shower head and leave it overnight. The next morning, it’ll be clean and will need just a little bit of scrubbing.

Caddy Your Cleaning Supplies

Lastly, after using your cleaning supplies, keep them in an easy to access plastic caddy and place it under your sink. Whenever needed, you can easily grab the container!


Whether you’re living in an apartment or a house, keeping your home clean and neat at all times, doesn’t have to take all day. There are always plenty of cleaning tips and hacks that’ll make your life easier. They’ll help you get rid out of dirt and save you so much time! So try them out the next time you clean and let me know what you think!

Now if you have any questions about these apartment cleaning tips, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to help you out!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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