How to Deep Clean Your Apartment in Under 2 Hours

Hey there, time-strapped friend! 🕒 Cleaning the apartment can feel like a never-ending saga, especially if you’re juggling work, social life, and perhaps even a hyperactive pet (or kid!). Well, guess what? You can deep clean your apartment in under 2 hours, and we’re here to guide you through it. Seriously, you won’t even have to miss the latest episode of your favorite show!

Quick Summary for Speed-Readers

Here’s what we’ll cover for this turbo-charged cleaning session:

  1. Preparation: 10 Minutes
  2. Living Room: 20 Minutes
  3. Kitchen: 20 Minutes
  4. Bedroom: 20 Minutes
  5. Bathroom: 20 Minutes
  6. Floors: 15 Minutes
  7. Final Touches: 15 Minutes

Alright, put on some comfortable clothes, crank up your favorite playlist, and let’s get started!

1. Preparation: 10 Minutes

Gather Supplies

Save time by gathering all your cleaning supplies first:

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop and bucket
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Garbage bags

Plan Your Route

To save time, plan your route through the apartment. The general rule is to start from the top (ceilings) and work your way down to avoid doubling your workload.

2. Living Room: 20 Minutes

Dusting and Wiping: 10 Minutes

  • Dust light fixtures and electronics.
  • Wipe down surfaces, including coffee tables and decorations.

Vacuum Upholstery: 5 Minutes

  • Quick vacuum of the sofa and any armchairs.

De-clutter: 5 Minutes

  • Put magazines, remotes, and any stray items back in their designated spots.

3. Kitchen: 20 Minutes

Dishes and Counters: 10 Minutes

  • Quickly wash any dirty dishes or load them into the dishwasher.
  • Wipe down all counters and the stovetop.

Microwave and Appliances: 5 Minutes

  • Microwave a bowl of water with a few slices of lemon for easy wiping.
  • Wipe down fridge handles, oven knobs, and other small appliances.

Quick Floor Sweep: 5 Minutes

  • A fast sweep to get rid of any visible crumbs.

4. Bedroom: 20 Minutes

Bed: 5 Minutes

  • Make the bed, fluff the pillows.

Surfaces: 10 Minutes

  • Dust all surfaces, especially bedside tables and dressers.

Closet: 5 Minutes

  • Re-hang any stray clothes and put shoes back in their places.

5. Bathroom: 20 Minutes

Toilet: 5 Minutes

  • Use toilet cleaner and give it a good scrub.

Sink and Mirror: 5 Minutes

  • Use glass cleaner for the mirror and all-purpose cleaner for the sink.

Shower: 10 Minutes

  • Quickly scrub the walls and floor of the shower or bathtub.

6. Floors: 15 Minutes

Sweep: 7 Minutes

  • Quick sweep through the apartment, all rooms.

Mop: 8 Minutes

  • Quick mop, focusing on high-traffic areas.

7. Final Touches: 15 Minutes

  • Take out the trash: 5 Minutes
  • Replace any empty soap dispensers: 2 Minutes
  • A quick spritz of air freshener in each room: 3 Minutes
  • Put away all cleaning supplies: 5 Minutes


And there you have it, folks! A deep-cleaned apartment in under 2 hours! 🎉 It might seem daunting at first, but with a little bit of organization and a splash of motivation (music helps!), you’ll find that keeping your space clean doesn’t have to be a day-long endeavor.

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