Well, hello! I've been thinking a lot lately about the cleanliness (or lack thereof) of our apartment. I'm the kind of person that gets really stressed out if things aren't where they are supposed to, or when there's a lot of clutter, or if things are left undone.
Mark, on the other hand, could not care less about cleanliness. Thankfully, he is very willing to work to help keep things clean, but we have different standards of cleanliness.
Like if something of his is in the middle of the floor, I might pick it up to have him put it away, and he will promptly go and like lay it in a corner. And then I will either ask him (ever so nicely) to put it away for real, or I will give an exasperated sigh and pick it up myself and put it away. So this is a work in progress.
But once things are finally put away, there's still the level of deep cleaning. I don't think I ever really learned how to deep clean. I have so many questions about deep cleaning.
Like how do you really keep your stove clean? And like all that nasty crumb stuff that gets stuck in tiny crevices? How does a person get that out? Do you have to use some sort of razor edge thing? Edges drive me crazy - how do keep them clean?
I did finally figure out the problem I always had when cleaning my sinks - they always had water spots. Then I realized if I dried them thoroughly with a cloth that wouldn't happen - it only took like 5 years to learn that.
So I thought, well, surely it can't be that much money to get a house cleaner to come once a month.
Okay so I was wrong. Way too expensive. (At least for now on our budget, but I have every intention of hiring one once there is a bigger house and kiddos).
So for now, it's up to me, (and Mark) to learn how to clean better. I wish there were classes somewhere. I'm thinking about switching to all natural cleaners as well (vinegar/water).
Anyone have any luck with this? Any good cleaning tips? Anyone want to come clean my apartment?