keep it clean!

tips for a tidy space

Remember! Throughout the year, your apartment will be subject to general health and safety checks. Please keep your apartment in clean and sanitary conditions at all times and never tamper with smoke detectors and other safety equipment.

windows & blinds
Clean the inside of the windows and wipe down the sills with a cloth and soapy water. You may have to let the soapy water sit for a minute to loosen up the dirt. Pull blinds down and turn the handles until the blinds are closed. Use a soft cloth to gently dust the blinds. Be careful not to bend or break them.

Brush off any dust with a broom then wipe with  a damp cloth.

Carpets should be vacuumed and spots should be cleaned with a carpet cleaner. Don’t forget to vacuum under furniture!

The patio should be kept free from personal belongings and garbage and should  be swept clean regularly. If any spills occur, please clean them up when they happen.

floors (vinyl)
The floors must be swept, scrubbed and mopped regularly to keep them looking nice and new! Use cleaners that are made for use with vinyl flooring. Pay particular attention to the areas around the stove and close to the baseboards. This also applies to the bathroom floors.

Clean wet sponges and all-purpose cleaner will serve to get out most stains and keep your areas clean and sanitary; and vacuum cabinets out to keep storage spaces free of dirt and dust.

bathroom tub & tile
Fill the bottom of your tub with hot water. Put cleaner in the water and use a scrubbing brush or scratchy sponge to scrub the tub and walls.

Use glass or all-purpose cleaner to clean and shine your faucets.

Use a toilet cleaning solution or scouring powder and a toilet brush to scrub inside and out, including the toilet seat. Typically missed areas are by the bolts on the seat and the bolts that hold your toilet to the floor. If it’s not white, it’s not clean!

Vacuum furniture and clean stains with with mild soap and water on a cloth to keep all pieces in good condition. Wooden furniture can be polished with furniture polish to keep it shiny and clean.

kitchen stove
This is one of the most common items people are charged for when  moving out. If you follow these steps, you should have no problems. First, remove the burner plates and soak them in soapy water. Then lift the top of the stove and clean the actual burners with a scratch pad and scouring cleanser. Make sure to lift the stovetop and clean underneath. To clean the oven, remove the oven racks and soak them in warm soapy water. Put something down to protect your floor, and then use a “cold oven spray” cleaner and follow the can’s  instructions to clean the stove.

Wipe down inside and outside of the dishwasher with soapy water. Don’t forget to clean the rubber around the door. Wipe it dry with a cloth to prevent streaking.

Your fridge should always be cleaned inside and out! Take all of your shelves and drawers and clean them with soapy water or an all-purpose cleaner. Let everything dry and then enjoy your clean fridge when it gets back together!