At Stone Creek Apartments, we are often the first apartment that people ever live into thanks to our close proximity to CSU and student-friendly amenities. Because of this, we have a lot of tenants who move in with nothing but a suitcase full of clothes. This can lead to our residents wondering what exactly they need to keep their apartments clean. In today’s blog, we’ll be tackling this subject with a list of basic cleaning supplies that all apartment-dwellers should have to keep their apartment units clean. So, take a look at this list and plan a trip to Target or Walmart to pick up the following cleaning supplies. That way if you experience an unexpected mess, you’ll have what you need to clean it up!

Essential Cleaning Supplies to Keep in your Fort Collins Apartment

Disinfectant spray or wipes: An all-purpose disinfectant spray like 409 or Lysol will be your best friend for wiping down counters and getting rid of germs. You will likely use these products often in the kitchen, but they can be used to wipe down bathroom surfaces as well.

Dish soap and scrubbers: No one likes a big pile of dirty dishes. Make sure you always have dishwashing soap and sponges or scrubbers on hand for those items that don’t fit into your dishwasher (did we mention we have apartments with dishwashers?)

Toilet bowl cleaner and a toilet brush: Toilet bowls can get dirty quick. In addition to regularly wiping down the lid, handle, and seat, be sure to use a toilet cleaner and brush to keep the bowl clean. While we’re on the subject of toilets, make sure to keep a plunger in your apartment.

Broom and dustpan: These two items are essential for keeping the non-carpeted floors in your apartment clean. Nothing is worse than walking around your home barefoot and feeling dirt and debris beneath your feet. Regularly sweep your apartment to keep it looking great!

Mop and floor cleaner: While you will likely sweep more often than you mop, having a mop and floor cleaner at the ready can help when you experience a major spill or mess. If you aren’t into the idea of an old-school mop, a Swiffer works just as well and takes up less space.

Vacuum cleaner: Vacuum cleaners are the only way to keep your carpet clean, and no one likes dirty floors. Vacuums are especially essential for anyone who keeps a furry friend in our pet-friendly apartments and can be used to vacuum carpeted floors as well as couches.

Glass cleaner: From your bathroom mirror to your windows, you will want to keep a glass cleaner in your apartment to clean off streaks and smudges.

Lint roller: You never realize how vital the humble lint roller is until you’re trying to get fuzz and cat fur off of your clothing with duct tape. Trust us when we say a lint roller is an apartment essential.

Paper towels, washcloths, sponges, and rubber gloves: These items will be essential for actually using a lot of the cleaning products above. Paper towels are great for wiping up daily messes, whereas washcloths and sponges are good for deep cleaning. Rubber gloves are a great way to keep all these harsh chemicals off of your hands.

Get Into A Good Cleaning Routine

We hate to sound like your parents, but it’s in your best interest to stick to a regular cleaning schedule and keep your apartment clean. Not only will this make your Fort Collins apartment a nicer place to live, but it will also help to reduce wear and tear and make moving out a breeze. When it’s time to say goodbye to your Stone Creek apartment unit, the last thing you want is to be scrambling to do that deep cleaning you’ve been avoiding. By keeping the above cleaning products in your apartment (at minimum), you’ll always have what you need to keep up with regular cleaning and tidying up.

Learn More About Our Fort Collins Apartments!

When it comes to apartment life, Stone Creek does it right! We have all of the amenities you need, are centrally located next to some of the best dining and shopping that Fort Collins has to offer, and our apartments near CSU are perfect for college students! Get in touch today to learn about our available apartments for rent!