Maintaining a clean and germ-free environment in your apartment is crucial to keeping well and lowering your risk of disease. Cleaning and disinfecting your home may not require a lot of time if you get into the practice of conducting these duties regularly. Use the following suggestions to help you get rid of germs in your flat.
1. Gather All Your Cleaning Products and Tools
Before you begin cleaning, gather all your cleaning products, tools, and accessories in one place. This will make it easier to clean and disinfect your apartment. Here are some of the things you’ll need:
- All-purpose cleaner
- Bathroom cleaner
- Dish soap
- Fabric softener
- Glass cleaner
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Washing powder
- Window cleaner
2. Wash Dishes and Utensils
One of the best ways to reduce the number of bacteria in your home is to wash your dishes immediately after use. A sinkful of dirty dishes will allow germs and bacteria to multiply, so wash the dishes as soon as possible.
When you’re done washing, be sure to clean the dishes, utensils, and the countertops with a disinfectant.
3. Clean Your Kitchen
To remove germs from your kitchen, begin by wiping down the refrigerator and the kitchen counters with an all-purpose cleaner. Then, clean the kitchen sink with a disinfectant and make sure to remove any food particles from the sink drain with a plunger.
Next, clean the kitchen floor with a broom or a small hand-held vacuum. You can also wash your floor with a mop that has been soaked in warm, soapy water. When you’re done, rinse the floor with clean water and dry the floor with a clean towel.
If you have wood or vinyl floors, be sure to use a mop that is safe for your floors.
4. Clean Your Bathroom
Start by cleaning the bathroom sink with an all-purpose cleaner, then clean the sink with a disinfectant. Next, clean the toilet with a toilet bowl cleaner, wash your toilet brush thoroughly, scrub the toilet seat with rubbing alcohol and wipe the toilet seat cover down with disinfectant.
When you’re done, clean the floors of the bathroom with a mop that’s been soaked in warm, soapy water. After you’re done cleaning, rinse the floor with clean water and dry it with a clean towel.
5. Clean Your Bedroom
Begin cleaning your bedroom by dusting the ceilings, walls, floors, and furniture with a dusting cloth. Once you’ve done this, vacuum the furniture and the floors, then dust the furniture and the floors again.
Once you’re done dusting and vacuuming, wash your sheets, pillow cases, and pillow covers with warm water and a detergent. When you wash them, be sure to wash them with hot water to kill bacteria and germs. If you’re not going to use your sheets, pillowcases, and pillow covers within 24 hours, air-dry them.
6. Don’t Forget about Your Living Room
After you’ve cleaned your bathroom and your bedroom, clean your living room. Start by dusting and vacuuming the living room furniture. Then wipe down the furniture and the floors with an all-purpose cleaner, a disinfectant, and a floor polish.
When you’re done cleaning your living room, clean the windows with a window cleaner and a sponge. If you’re not going to use the window cleaner for 24 hours, keep it in a closed trash can.
7. Make Time for the Windows and Doors
Cleaning your windows and doors is the most time-consuming part of disinfecting your apartment. You’ll want to wear gloves and a mask to clean your windows and doors because you’ll be cleaning the frames and sills.
Use a window cleaner on your windows, and use a sponge and a bucket of warm water to clean the doors. Use a disinfectant on the door knobs, and the door handles.
When you’re done, remove the bottles of window cleaner and the bucket of water from your home.
Keeping your apartment germ-free is an important part of staying healthy. If you follow these steps, you’ll be able to reduce the number of germs in your home and prevent illnesses.
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