How to Keep Your Apartment Clean This Year

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Welcome to 2019! This week we here at Canyon Park Blog have some resources to help you keep your Puyallup, WA apartment clean, not only this month but the whole year! Thanks to the Chicago Tribune, we have this all-inclusive yearlong guide to house cleaning. Keep reading to learn about suggested tasks from the list for the month of January, as well as repeated monthly cleaning suggestions!

Clean All Light Fixtures

Do you remember the last time you gave your light fixtures a deep cleaning treatment? There’s no time like the present to be proactive and get it done. Once you’ve made a note of all the light fixtures in your house, take any removable parts like plastic or glass coverings down for a thorough wash. Use a solution of three parts warm water and one part vinegar for excellent results. Wash each covering to get them cleaner than they have likely been in ages!

Declutter Your Home

The first month of the year is the perfect time to reclaim space in your apartment by decluttering! You’d be surprised at how much random stuff can accumulate over the course of the year, so setting aside some time this January to sort through all of your belongings isn’t a bad idea. Make sure to evaluate all of your belongings in every room — even what is buried away in your closets! See how many bags of unwanted clutter you can fill to either throw away or donate to charity.

Repeat Some Tasks Monthly

In addition to specific tasks to do each individual month, the house cleaning guide recommends you repeat a certain set of tasks every month. Here are a few of them we found particularly helpful:

  • Polish wood furniture.
  • Vacuum and spot-clean furniture.
  • Wash kitchen and bath mats.
  • Wipe down all appliances.
  • Disinfect computer keyboards, remotes, phones, and switches.

What are your best cleaning hacks? Share with us in the comments. Thanks for reading our post this week. May your year be full of cleanliness and comfort!