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How to Keep Your Tiny Apartment Clean

How to Keep Your Tiny Apartment Clean
April 18, 2023

Tiny apartments are ideal for eco-friendly lifestyles. They reduce your carbon footprint while providing an affordable, cozy place to call home. However, they also have limited storage space and an open-concept layout, making it harder to keep your area clean. 

How to keep your Tiny apartment clean

Here we share our tiny apartment cleaning trade secrets to help you tidy your home.  


Clutter is the number one issue when living in a tiny apartment. If you have too much stuff to fit in your small space, it will topple out from closets and dressers and take over your home. The only way to reduce all your “stuff” is to declutter. In other words, get rid of anything you don’t need. If you don’t use it, you don’t need it. The less stuff you own, the more space you’ll have and the cleaner your apartment will feel.

Stop Buying Stuff

This is part of your decluttering plan. Just because you freed up some room by throwing stuff out doesn’t mean you need to buy more stuff. Only buy things you need. You’ll not just save space but tons of money!

Get Organized

As you declutter, organize your remaining belongings. Invest in some baskets, shelves, and other storage solutions designed for small spaces. Storage shops have all kinds of solutions designed to help free up space, including under-bed storage, hooks, shelves, and storage that hangs over doors.  

Have a Clean-as-You-Go Strategy

There’s a lot to be said about having an apartment cleaning strategy. When you clean-as-you-go, you never have a significant mess on your hands. If you use something, immediately put it away. If you take off dirty clothes, put them in your laundry basket. If you eat something, wash the dishes. Is the toilet looking a little icky? Give the toilet bowl a spritz of cleaner and a swirl of the toilet brush. You get the picture.

Use Wipes 

Wipes are a cleaning saviour and a “must” for your clean-as-you-go strategy. They are easy to use and also only take up a little space. Keep a container of wipes on your kitchen counter and in the bathroom. Whenever you make a mess, wipe it up. You’ll keep on top of the mess, so your counters and sinks are almost always clean. 

Hang a Squeegee in Your Shower 

Your squeegee is the best tool to keep your shower and tub area looking its best. Swipe the tile or glass walls to remove the water after each shower and remove the soapy residue. Your bathroom will look cleaner for longer. You can also give your tiles a nice spritz with a soap scum remover to keep your bathroom smelling fresh.

Have “Double-Duty” Furniture

You need to make the most of your space when space is limited. Invest in double-duty furniture that allows you to keep your home organized. For example, if you have room for a coffee table, ensure it has shelves or drawers. Use a trunk with a few cushions if you need extra seating and a place to store bed linens. Not only do you have more storage, but also fewer surfaces to dust!

Keep on Top of Laundry

Doing your laundry whenever you have a load helps manage the mess, ensuring you always have clean underwear! Once the laundry is done, fold it and put it away. And as mentioned above, if your clothes are dirty, don’t drop them on the floor! Please put them in the laundry basket.

Clean in Spurts

Your clean-as-you-go strategy will go a long way in keeping things clean. However, you can also clean in quick spurts when you can. For example, tackle paperwork on your coffee table or desk if you’re watching TV. Sort through it and toss anything you don’t need. If you notice dusty buildup on furniture, give it a quick swipe of your duster or a handy microfibre cloth. These little chores add up to a cleaner apartment. 

Have a Designated Cleaning Day

Choose a cleaning day you can stick to each week. A cleaning day tackles the bigger apartment cleaning jobs, including:

  • Vacuuming/sweeping
  • Changing bed sheets and towels
  • Thoroughly cleaning the bathroom
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning counters with disinfectant
  • Mildew remover for the bathroom
  • Anything else that seems dirtier than usual

Redo Your “Entry”

Small apartment entries are mess magnets. To keep things organized, redo your entry with a few little decorative details that help keep the area neat such as hooks on the wall, a small shoe shelf, or a shelf and mirror where you can toss your keys, put down your purse or wallet and lay down your phone while you take off your shoes.

Create a Multi-Purpose Cleaning Caddy

The right cleaning products and tools will keep your home clean but can also take up space. You can create a multi-purpose cleaning caddy with the minimum items you need including:

  • A flat-head mop with a microfibre, washable mop head to both sweep and mop floors
  • Magic Eraser or similar generic product to tackle surface stains
  • Wipes
  • Multi-purpose or all-surface cleaner
  • Mildew remover
  • Washable microfibre cloths
  • Mini hand-held vacuum
  • Stick vacuum (only really needed if you have carpeting)
  • Squeegee for shower/tub area

These items are easy to store and can handle most cleaning jobs.

Use Fragranced, Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Unless you have allergies, you can find a wide selection of pleasant scents in cleaning products today. Choose a product with a fragrance you love that will help keep your home smelling fresh and clean.

Do Monthly or Bi-monthly “Deep Cleans”

Every month or two, choose a day to get into the nitty gritty of cleaning. This is the day you target things like:

  • Scrubbing grout
  • Dusting light fixtures
  • Shaking out couch cushions
  • Vacuuming under couch cushions
  • Washing windows
  • Cleaning switch plates  

Your deep cleans provide a clean foundation to help keep your tiny apartment clean and livable.

Let Us Take Care of Your Apartment Cleaning

If apartment cleaning isn’t your idea of fun, call the team at Maid4Condos. Our top-quality residential cleaning services are guaranteed to leave your space spic and span. Click here for more information or contact us here.

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