How to Clean Your Apartment on a Budget

The importance of regular house cleaning cannot be emphasized enough. Not only will cleaning your home improve its aesthetic appeal, but also boost your mental health.

There is a common misconception that cleaning an apartment costs a lot of money.

Many people use expensive cleaning supplies and sophisticated cleaning equipment to clean their homes. If you clean your apartment regularly, rather than deep cleaning it once in a while, you won’t need expensive and powerful cleaning supplies.

Here are some ways to save on cleaning costs.

Clean the Kitchen Surface and Dishes


Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It is one of the busiest areas in your apartment, and can become dirty quickly. A dirty kitchen is a recipe for disaster.

To keep your kitchen clean, do not let unclean dishes accumulate. Wipe your utensils before storing them. After preparing a meal, remember to clean surfaces and your floor with warm, soapy water.

To keep your kitchen organized, store appliances in cabinets and shelves designated for them. Remember to throw away kitchen waste after preparing the last meal of the day.

Do Not Let Trash Accumulate


Harmful germs thrive in the trash. Some bacteria that love food and other wastes are Listeria, Salmonella, and E.coli. Not only do they smell bad, but they also pose a threat to human health. Accumulated trash is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Trash cans with accumulated trash are homes to rodents and can provide a breeding ground for flies and other insects.

To steer clear of health and hygiene issues, take out the trash regularly. A good rule of thumb is that the garbage should be removed each night or after disposing of a significant amount of food to prevent an infestation. Clean your trash cans monthly. Replace cans with broken lids.

Clean Your Bathroom


Harmful pathogens thrive in unclean bathrooms. Mold and mildew love warm, dark and moist spaces. To prevent mold and mildew infestation, clean your bathrooms once a week. Clean high-traffic areas, including toilets and sinks, with a powerful disinfectant.

To prevent spills from turning into stubborn stains, clean them as soon as they occur. Wipe down toilet seats and faucet handles every 2-3 days. Keep countertops dry.

Clean Floors Regularly


High-traffic flooring should be vacuumed or swept once every 2-3 days. Mop kitchen floors, hallways floors, and bathroom floors every week. When mopping floors use two buckets – one for the water and detergent solution and a separate rinse bucket.

Blue Ribbon Cleaning Services offers house cleaning services in Santa Rosa. We have been tirelessly serving our community for more than two decades now. We use tried-and-tested methods and modern equipment featuring state-of-the-art technology to deep clean homes. To schedule an appointment, call us at (707) 588-0388.