It's official, you have your own bachelor pad. If your moving directly from home, you were always bound by someone else's rules, but now you are in control. You can do what you want in your own place. The freedom is liberating, particularly when it comes to cleaning. There is no one nagging you to pick up after yourself. You can leave your dirty dishes in the sink and your dirty clothes on the floor. Who says you have to vacuum or make your bed?
However, if you want to have company over, especially an attractive woman, you might want to keep it clean. So how do you keep your place clean, specifically if you have never cleaned before? Well we have some easy tips on cleaning your new bachelor pad. Creating a list of daily duties is an easy way to maintain a crisp, clean, and inviting place for women. Your list might look like:
Daily Cleaning List:
Quick Clean Bathroom
Put Dirty Clothes in Hamper
Think of the mini jobs that need to be done with each chore. For example, when you clean the kitchen, what exactly are you going to clean? It is a good rule of thumb to quickly clean the dishes after every meal, not just once a day. If you have a brush that dispenses soap as you scrub, the job is a cinch. They can be purchased at any dollar store. With that being said, cleaning the dishes is not the only job to complete in the kitchen. At least once a day:
Sweep the floor
Clean inside and outside the microwave
Wipe down the counters
Most importantly, if you clean up any messes as they are made, your kitchen will stay clean, and it will be easier to maintain. Cleaning up after you make a mess is a good rule of thumb for every aspect of your apartment or home.
Each day when you clean the living room:
Throw away the trash
Put the dishes in the kitchen
Remove items that do not belong and put them away
Dust if needed
Before we continue on with tips to quick clean the bathroom, I wanted to mention that it helps to keep the house clean if there is a trash can in each room.
If you follow these daily quick cleaning tips, you will never need to check the toilet seat when your girlfriend is headed towards the bathroom.
Wipe down the top of the tank
Clean the seat, under the seat, and the toilet rim
Scrub the entire toilet bowl
Wipe out the bathroom sink and the counter
It is very simple to follow these tips, if you have a few cleaning products like cleaning wipes, cleaning spray, and paper towels. It is not necessary to purchase brand name products. As part of your shopping frequent dollar stores to pick up your cleaning supplies. To get you started on your cleaning adventure you will need some supplies. Below is a shopping list.
Dish rag or sponge
Cleanser (like Comet)
Fabric Softening Sheets/ Fabric Softener
Follow these daily tips, including putting your clothes in the hamper and making your bed as soon as you wake up, and the main areas of your new bachelor pad will remain clean. We also suggest making a weekly list of cleaning jobs.