How to Deep Clean an Apartment: A Checklist


Are you afraid of the things that live in the back of your fridge? Do you avoid cleaning your stove at all costs?

More than 80 percent of American homeowners admit that they’ve struggled with pests. If you don’t deep clean your apartment or home, you could be attracting pests like ants and rodents.

In this article, we’ll give you the inside scoop on how to deep clean an apartment. We’ll also help you figure out if it’s time to call in the pros.


If you’re wondering how to deep clean your apartment, start with your bathroom. Standing water allows bacteria to build up quickly, attracting mosquitos and roaches.

To deep clean your bathroom, start with the sink. Use a bathroom spray with bleach and allow it to soak in for half an hour. Take a toothbrush and clean your faucet and sink drains thoroughly.

Repeat the same process with the toilet, using a different toothbrush. After you’ve deep cleaned your bathroom, try to do a quick clean once per week.

In general, clean the sink first, then the shower. Finish up with the toilet and make sure you’re cleaning around the base and under the rear pipes.

If you’re sensitive to bleach, you can always make your own cleaning products from natural ingredients. Surprisingly, baking soda is the best solution for deep cleaning carpets and most tiles.


The kitchen is the other most important room to deep clean at least once every six months. To clean your oven, mix equal parts vinegar and water.

Put two cups of this liquid into an ovenproof dish and let it sit in a warm oven for two hours. Turn the oven off and let the dish sit inside for another three hours.

You can also mix vinegar and baking soda for an effective kitchen cleaner. You might want to contact a local house cleaning and maid service before you move your stove and fridge.

They can help you address any problems with the tiles and grout behind major appliances. If your stove runs on gas, you should wait to move it until the pros arrive.

How to Deep Clean an Apartment Quickly

The good news about deep cleaning is that it’s great for your family’s health. If you have pets, you may not realize how much fur has built up on your carpets and in your vents.

If you need to do a quick deep clean, start with your carpets and floors. Spread a layer of baking soda mixed with water over your entire carpet and wait for it to dry.

Vacuum it up after it dries and you’ve got a great start to a clean home.

Next, do the top of your stove and the crisper drawers in your fridge. Do a basic clean on your bathroom and you’re all set!

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