Easy and Green Cleaning Solutions

Keeping your Honolulu apartment clean brings out its best features and promotes a healthier, more comfortable living environment. Regular cleaning doesn’t need to be a challenge, nor does it need to detract from your eco-friendly lifestyle. A few simple solutions will reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning so you can spend more time enjoying the results.

Sweep Once a Day

Sweeping your floors once a day can drastically cut down on the amount of cleaning you do. Removing loose dirt and dust will prevent it from being tracked further into your home or ground into your solid surface flooring, where it can be harder to remove. Furthermore, using a broom and dustpan requires no electricity or energy of any kind, making it an eco-friendly way to keep your apartment looking its best on a daily basis. Regular sweeping will reduce the amount of work your vacuum does need to do, resulting in less energy usage when you opt for deeper cleaning techniques. While you’re sweeping indoors, take a moment to step outside and sweep your front step and your lanai as well. This will reduce the amount of dirt and dust available to be tracked inside, also cutting down on cleaning time.

Clean with Vinegar

Vinegar is a versatile and all-natural cleaning solution that can be used throughout your apartment for dazzling results. You can use vinegar to remove hard water deposits from coffeemakers, dishwashers, glassware, and plumbing fixtures. Pour vinegar down stubborn drains and wait 30 minutes, then flush with hot water to keep your drains running smoothly. Mix 1/2 cup vinegar with two cups of water in a spray bottle for an excellent all-purpose cleaner that can be used on countertops, appliances, windows, tile, flooring, and more.

Squeegee Your Shower

Keeping a small squeegee in the shower is a great green cleaning solution that will drastically cut down on the amount of cleaning products—and elbow grease—you’ll need for sparking tile. After showering, use the squeegee to remove excess water and soap scum from the shower walls. This simple task takes just a few minutes of your time, but will help to prevent buildup and moisture from accumulating on your tile and grout. When you give your bathroom a deeper clean, you’ll find that you don’t have to scrub as much or use harsh cleaning chemicals to achieve a sparkling tub or shower.

Use Recycled or Reusable Tools

Pulling out a roll of paper towels every time you clean can be wasteful. Instead, consider using newspaper to clean your windows and floors for a streak-free result; newsprint can still be recycled when you’re done cleaning to eliminate waste. Alternatively, use old t-shirts, socks, or reusable microfiber cloths when dusting and cleaning your apartment. When these cloths become dirty, just toss them in with your laundry and reuse them.

Your one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom apartment at Waena Apartments features comfort and convenience in the heart of Honolulu, including newly-renovated interiors, wood-style flooring, spacious lanais, and solid surface countertops. Check us out on the web to discover all the features and amenities you can enjoy when you choose to live in our apartment community near Ewa Beach.

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