I want to keep my new apartment in perfect shape. What are some good apartment cleaning and upkeep tips?

Is your current apartment not in the best of shape? If you are ready to start fresh, military housing in Jacksonville is a great opportunity to brush up on your cleaning skills and create a more comfortable living environment. Following a few simple cleaning tips on a regular basic can help you develop a routine and ensure you don't have to schedule one of those “massive cleaning” days! Continue reading to discover some helpful tips on the upkeep of your new apartment.

When I first moved out on my own, it took me ages to master the art of dish washing. Base housing in Jacksonville usually includes a dishwasher in the unit, but a few additional steps can save you some time and hassle when loading it up. If you've just finished a plate with sauces or dips, it can be helpful to rinse it off water some hot water before placing it in the sink. If the food has already dried, you can soak the plate in water for a few minutes for easier cleaning. If you develop this habit, it will be much easier to load the dishwasher once you have enough dishes for a cycle. You won't have to spend time scrubbing food off the plates – you can just toss it right in! Even high powered dishwashers can have trouble with heavy layers of food. In addition, make sure you load the dishes symmetrically to make the most of out your space and ensure all the dishes get clean.

Another good tip for maintaining a clean apartment is placement of rugs and door mats. The area in front of the door (both inside and outside the unit) can get stained fairly quickly from shoes as you enter and exit the apartment. When you move into military housing in Jacksonville, it is a good idea to purchase a rug or mat to place in front of your door on the inside. It is much easier to toss the mat into a washer than to have to clean the carpet from dirt buildup. Military housing in Jacksonville is nearby some affordable home décor retailers, such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Wal-Mart, and Target that will have a variety of mats and rug for you to choose from.

One area of the apartment that people often neglect is the refrigerator. If you do not plan on purchasing one, many units on base housing in Jacksonville come with a refrigerator already installed. To keep your kitchen clean and make sure your food is safe to eat, it can be a good idea to clean out your fridge at least once a week. Check for spills, spoiled food, or anything you may have forgotten about that got stuck behind something else. I've often forgotten about a food purchase because it was pushed back from the front and it went bad before I could actually use it!

If you follow these few cleaning reminders, you'll be on a good path towards a clean, comfortable apartment. You can use our search function to easily filter for apartments with refrigerators, washers/dryers, and dishwashers.

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