Keeping your serviced apartment in Singapore clean and clutter-free can be challenging with a busy lifestyle. At the end of a long and tiring day, emptying your sink or putting away your laundry is probably the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, some serviced apartments offer weekly housekeeping services that would clean, vacuum, and even mop your house on a fixed schedule.
But what should you do on the other 6 days when you don’t have someone over to clean your house? Instead of putting off cleaning until housekeeping comes, here are some ways you can keep your serviced apartment clean.
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1. Vacuum Your House Daily
Dust, dander and other allergens are present everywhere all around your home which can cause serious allergies and other breathing problems. Accumulated dust mites can bring about symptoms such as nasal congestion, cough, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing and even asthma.
Vacuuming daily eliminates the risk of germs and bacteria making themselves comfortable in your humble abode. If you rarely have the time to vacuum, consider buying a robotic vacuum that can be set to run while you are away or asleep. You can also invest in air purifiers and HEPA air filters that remove allergens from the air and keep dust under control.
2. Do Your Laundry 2-3 Times A Week
Instead of letting dirty clothes gather dust in the corner of your room, throw them in the washing machine before starting the day every 2 or 3 days a week. Once done, either hang them up before you leave for work or put them in the dryer so that your batch of clothes are clean and warm by the time you return from work.
Washing your clothes regularly helps to remove any bacteria, dirt, fleas, mites and other irritants or infections as dirty clothes can transfer these into the hair follicle, causing it to clog up and become infected. That is when ‘backne’ and pimples may occur on your chest and shoulders where clothes rub against your skin all day.
3. Wipe Down and Disinfect Your Kitchen Countertop
The most used area in your serviced apartment is probably your kitchen where you prepare, cook and eat your food. It may get dirty easily from built-up grease and food which will only attract bacteria and mould when left unclean. So, instead of waiting for cleaning services to help you clean your kitchen, wipe down and disinfect the countertop once you are done cooking, reducing the work you have to do later on.
Although cleaning your apartment can seem like a hassle, we hope with these tips you will be able to keep your home away from home clutter free while you wait for your weekly housekeeping service. Looking for budget short-term accommodation or a 1-bedroom serviced apartment in Singapore, do check out our monthly serviced apartments at Expat Corporate or contact us today to know which apartments have cleaning services provided.