The Perfect 5-Day Cleaning Challenge For Your Apartment
Call me crazy, but there's something about a thorough deep clean that really makes me happy. Of course, keeping up with the little things like sweeping and dishes is important and makes a huge difference in the look and feel of your apartment, but going that extra mile to eradicate grime from the less-noticed spots just feels so good. And while tackling all of those sneaky spots in your apartment may seem like a daunting task, when broken up into smaller projects, it can easily be done! If you're pumped on the idea of a dazzling clean space, this five-day deep-cleaning challenge is for you. Keep reading to see how it'll all go down.
Day 1: Clean the Nooks and Crannies
When was the last time you wiped down the inside of your cupboards and drawers? I know I was shocked and horrified to see the dirt on my rag when I did this recently. Start by clearing your cabinets, cupboards, and drawers one by one, and give them a good wipe down — don't forget your bathroom drawers!
Day 2: Destroy the Dust
You know that yucky stuff that coats your shelves and all of your trinkets? Yeah, dust is a real pain. Take some time to remove books from your bookshelf and clean behind them, and wipe down any surface that's gathering a layer of the stuff (TV stand, floor, coffee tables, picture frames, etc.).
Day 3: Get After That Glass!
It's well-known that glass can get grubby quickly, and between windows, sliding glass doors, and mirrors, there's a lot to handle here. Take care of your glass today, and don't settle for anything less than a streak-free shine (pro tip: use a newspaper to wipe down glass surfaces)! If you're looking for bonus points, get the nasties out of all of your window or slider tracks.
Day 4: Everything You Touch
Think about the things you touch every day: keyboard, phone, light switches, doorknobs, and handles. These are perfect areas for germs to accumulate, so disinfect these objects for peace of mind today.
Day 5: Free Your Fridge
Cleaning my refrigerator is something I often forget about until the situation is dire, and I usually realize it's time when I notice strange ooze dripping from the walls and pooling on the shelves (gross, I know). Do yourself a solid by removing everything from your fridge bit by bit and scrubbing every inch!