By: Next Apartment
Tips, Apartment living, Lifestyle, Current tenants

Cleaning Tools Every Renter Should Own

No one enjoys cleaning, but with the right tools, the job is much easier. We can help get you started with these cleaning tools perfect for small spaces.

Tools that clean multiple surfaces are key to reducing bulk in your apartment. For vacuums, opt for one that cleans carpets and bare floors. The Bissell 3 in 1 vacuum is a lightweight slender vacuum that also converts to a hand vac. The Dyson Cyclone V10 offers superior cleaning with a lightweight, cordless design. For automated cleaning, the Roomba 694 iRobot vacuum takes up little space and gets the job done.

Whether you prefer a steam mop, spray mop, or a mop & bucket to wash your floors, consider how you'll store them. A spray mop doesn't take up much space and will clean messes quickly, while a steam mop can be bulky to store. The Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop uses water and reusable microfiber pads to clean floors efficiently. The Vileda Easy Wring Mop and bucket makes short work of messes, cleans up easily, and is easy to use.

When cleaning surfaces, separate your cloths, sponges, and scrub brushes by task to avoid spreading bacteria. Clean and sanitize cloths and sponges frequently to keep them working optimally. While sponges and dishcloths make hand washing easy, they can also spread bacteria. A more hygienic option is a dish brush. Dish brushes are available in a wide variety and dry quickly.

Microfiber cloths use only water to remove bacteria which make them perfect for cleaning countertops, electronics, mirrors, and even dusting. Clean a microfiber cloth in the washer to remove bacteria but never wash with other fabrics. 

Silicone is an antibacterial material making it perfect for the toilet. Look for a toilet brush that bends easily for optimal cleaning, but also has a canister with airflow for quick drying. 

Here are some more cleaning products that can help with almost any mess. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers can be used multiple times and eliminate tough cleanups. Disinfecting wipes eliminate bacteria and germs on door handles, remotes, keyboards, and other high traffic items. Dawn Platinum Powerwash dish spray will eliminate stuck on foods making hand washing easier.

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