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We get it, no one likes to clean. Especially if you’ve just moved into a new apartment and don’t really know where to start. Want to make things easier on yourself? Ensure you have all the right supplies you need to get this cleaning off your to-do list so you can sit back and relax in your spotless apartment.

Here is a list of 6 must-have cleaning items you need in your apartment:

1. Start with Storage

You’re going to need a place to keep all your supplies organized and tucked away, and you can easily do so using an open storage container. Keep your whole cleaning kit in this container and hide it away in a closet or cabinet when you’re not using it.

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2. All purpose cleaner

Find a cleaning solution that works on all the surfaces in your apartment and stick to it. No matter the brand, make sure it has disinfecting properties to keep your counters free of germs!

3. Magic erasers are your new best friend

Everyone needs one of these little white rectangles in their life help to erase all their messes. This handy little cleaning tool can scrub off just about anything, and will be especially helpful if you’ve just moved into your apartment and you need to erase any scrape marks left on the walls from the move.

4. Vinegar and baking soda

These two items are the dream team of stain removal. For any spills or splotches in your apartment, a vinegar, baking soda and water solution can lift those stains right out of your life.

Bonus tip: Vinegar and baking soda can also be combined with water to create your own homemade cleaning solution. Add your choice of citrus peels or fresh herbs keep your countertops smelling lovely.

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5. Broom and dust pan

We know this seems like a no brainer, but sometimes the simplest of items can be easy to forget.

Look at your floors –  if they are mostly wood, tile or laminate, a broom and a dust pan are essential to keeping your apartment tidy. Pick out a broom with the right angle and shape to suit your apartments layout, and decide whether you want your dustpan to have a tall handle or a smaller scoop style. Walking bare foot in your apartment will never feel better!  

6. Microfiber cloths

Say goodbye to crumpled paper towels for good!

These machine washable, super absorbent cloths will trap grime, dirt and any other unwanted particles, without leaving lint or streaks. From windows to television screens to countertops, these multi-surface cloths have non-abrasive properties mean they won’t scratch paint or other surfaces.

With these 6 cleaning essentials, we hope that cleaning your apartment will seem a little less daunting!

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