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Your Apartment Cleaning Checklist For Indianapolis

June 17, 2022
Spacious kitchen located at Verge Luxury Flats.

When it’s spring cleaning season or your Indianapolis apartment just looks grubby, a good cleaning will freshen it up again. It’s fairly common to get overwhelmed when taking on too much at once. To make straightening up your place less stressful, we’ve devised an apartment cleaning checklist for Indianapolis tenants.

Your Indianapolis Apartment Cleaning Checklist For All Spaces

Start with these jobs in each area of your apartment before tackling rooms individually to save time. Utilize this apartment cleaning checklist for Indianapolis to keep track of everything.

  • Eliminate clutter.
  • Look above you and dust in corners of ceilings.
  • Use a duster or cleaning wipe for the tops of doors and their frames.
  • Wipe off walls and baseboards.
  • Get the dirt and dust off your windows with a clean rag and glass cleaner.
  • Dust or launder window products like blinds, shades, and curtains.
  • Disinfect doorknobs.
  • Use a mop or vacuum on floors and treat any stains or blemishes.
  • Don’t forget to dust the slats and any hard-to-reach spots of your ceiling fans.
  • Take out the trash.

Living Room Cleaning Checklist

Living room with vibrant orange and green decor, located at Ivy Towns and Flats Apartments. 

No matter if you prefer entertaining guests or unwinding in your space by yourself, get your living room cozy and inviting with a good cleaning.
  • Revive furniture by vacuuming and spot cleaning. Use a vacuum attachment to remove hair if pets are present.
  • Dust flat surfaces and everything on them.
  • Dust electronics with a microfiber cloth.
  • Shine up furniture by polishing.
  • Sanitize remote controls.
  • Make sure essential items like remotes are found close by.

Dining Room Cleaning Checklist

Vibrant green and orange decor in a dining room area located at Lakeside apartments. 

The multitude of messes in the dining room come from food. For food remnants clinging to a tabletop or floor, place a slightly moistened rag on top of it for one or two minutes to make it easier to remove.
  • Wipe crumbs off the table and chairs and spot-clean stickier areas.
  • Dust chair backs and legs.
  • Rejuvenate wood tables by polishing or employ a spray-on cleaner on a glass-top table.
  • Utilize a feather duster to clean off any open shelves with glassware or other breakables.

Cleaning Checklist for Your Apartment Kitchen

Modern kitchen with neutral colors, located at Penrose Apartments. 

Kitchens usually are messy and sticky from all that cooking. You could go with store-bought cleaning products to deal with the grease, but a few everyday options work great as well.
  • Wipe down cabinets with a soft cloth moistened with soapy water and follow with a clean, slightly dampened cloth.
  • Wipe off kitchen counters with an appropriate product for the type of counter you have or you might consider white vinegar.
  • Wash out the sink with a solution consisting of baking soda and a bit of water. Some baking soda in the disposal will aid in removing odors. Rinse it with water after about 10 minutes.
  • Run a hot water cycle on the dishwasher with a container of vinegar inside. Then wipe out the unit with a wet cloth.
  • Boil a cup of water in the microwave to let the dampened air work on any hardened food scraps. Clear out the softened material with your choice of damp cloth or sponge.
  • Carefully remove and clean stovetop components in the sink. Spray the door to your oven and stovetop with a store-bought cleaning solution or equal parts household vinegar and water and scrub.
  • Abide by your oven’s self-cleaning instructions or you can utilize baking soda and water to scrub it out.
  • Use a food-safe cleaning product or an equal blend of vinegar and water to clean the refrigerator’s interior an exterior; wipe off any residue with a sponge of soft cloth. Then move it and sweep the floor underneath.

Cleaning Checklists For Bathrooms

Black and gray countertop with a large mirror inside a bathroom. It is located at Verge Luxury Flats Apartments. 

If you despise bathroom cleaning, do easy cleaning tasks once a day to keep the bathroom from getting too dirty.
  • Wipe off mirrors with an appropriate cleaning product and a soft cloth.
  • Clean countertops with the right product for your material or a solution of water and vinegar on a cloth.
  • Gently wipe cabinets with some soap and water and then use a a clean cloth.
  • Scrub the toilet bowl.
  • Clean off the toilet with your choice of vinegar or disinfectant.
  • Scrub the shower and bathtub with a vinegar mix or a suitable cleaner.

Bedroom Cleaning Checklist for Indianapolis

A clean and spacious bedroom located at Highpointe Apartments. 

You’ll feel more rested when your bedroom’s clean!
  • Clean up or rearrange your closet.
  • Dust any shelves, desks or other surfaces.
  • Routinely wash the sheets.
  • Collect any errant dirty clothes and put them in the hamper.
  • Use an extendable dusting tool to dust underneath your bed frame.

Find A Spacious Apartment At The Edge Apartments

A tidy and neat unit adds to your comfort, but sometimes you would be better off with a new apartment instead. You should consider the dazzling, spacious apartments at The Edge. Contact our leasing specialists at 463-345-4399 or arrange a tour to get started.