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Must Have Cleaning Supplies for Your New Apartment

Must Have Cleaning Supplies for Your New Apartment

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Are you excited about moving into a new apartment?

This is your chance to decorate and make the space truly your own. But you'll also need to invest time and energy into ensuring that it stays clean and tidy.

To help you get started, we've put together a list of must-have cleaning supplies for cleaning an apartment, why they are important, and how to use them. Keep reading to learn our essential renter's cleaning tips.

12 New Apartment Cleaning Supplies: 

1. All-Purpose CleanerAn all-purpose cleaner is a versatile cleaning supply that can be used for various surfaces and cleaning tasks, from countertops to floors to bathroomsHaving an all-purpose cleaner on hand saves you time and money in the long run, as you don't need to buy separate cleaners for each type of surface. Simply spray the all-purpose cleaner on the surface to be cleaned, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe it off with a damp cloth.

2. Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber cloths are an essential tool for keeping an apartment clean. They are highly effective at picking up dirt and grime and can be used on a variety of surfaces without leaving streaks or residue.

Microfiber cloths are reusable, making them a more eco-friendly choice than disposable paper towels. To use microfiber cloths, simply dampen them with water or an all-purpose cleaner and use them to wipe down surfaces.

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3. Scrub Brush

For tougher cleaning tasks, a scrub brush is a must-have. Whether you're scrubbing grout, cleaning the bathtub, or tackling a stubborn stain, a good scrub brush will make the job much easier. The key is to buy a brush with sturdy bristles.

4. Vacuum Cleaner

If your apartment has carpeting or rugs, a vacuum cleaner is a must-have piece of cleaning equipment. Even if you have hard floors, a vacuum can come in handy for picking up dust and debris.

Look for a vacuum with a HEPA filter if you have allergies or asthma. Use the attachments to clean tight spaces and crevices.

5. Broom and Dustpan

These two items are basic cleaning products that everyone should have in their cleaning kit. They are great for sweeping up debris and dust from hard floors and can also be used for spot-cleaning carpets.

6. Rubber Gloves

Cleaning can be tough on your hands, so it's a good idea to invest in a pair of rubber gloves. Not only will they protect your skin from harsh chemicals, but they'll also help you get a better grip on slippery surfaces.

7. Glass Cleaner

A good glass cleaner is essential for keeping your mirrors, windows, and other glass surfaces streak-free and shiny. Look for a glass cleaner that's streak-free, safe for the surfaces in your apartment, and doesn't leave any residue behind.

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8. Toilet Brush and Cleaner

No one likes cleaning the toilet, but it's a necessary task. After all, the toilet is one of the most frequently used items in any apartment. Thus, it's essential to keep it clean. This requires having a good toilet brush and toilet cleaner.

A good toilet brush will make the job much easier and more effective. The key is to invest in a brush with sturdy bristles that can get into all the nooks and crannies.

It's also important to look for a toilet bowl cleaning solution that's specifically designed for cleaning toilets, and make sure to clean every toilet in your apartment at least once a week.

9. Mop and Bucket

For hard floors, a mop and bucket are essential tools for your apartment. Look for a mop with a removable and washable mop head, which will save you money in the long run. A bucket with a wringer will also make the job easier.

10. Sponges

Quality Sponges are another versatile cleaning supply that can be used for a variety of tasks. Look for sponges with scrubbing pads on one side and a soft sponge on the other. They can be used to clean dishes, countertops, and bathrooms.

11. Stain Remover

Accidents happen, and sometimes stains can be tough to remove. A stain remover is a must-have cleaning supply for any apartment, as it can help remove stubborn stains from carpets, upholstery, and other surfaces.

Look for a stain remover that's safe for the surfaces in your apartment and easy to use.

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12. Dusting Supplies

Items such as dusters, dusting cloths, and dusting spray are important for keeping the air in your apartment as free of dust and allergens as possible. Look for dusting supplies that are specifically designed for the surfaces in your apartment, such as wood, electronics, or delicate items.


Store your cleaning supplies in a convenient location where you can easily access them. A cleaning caddy or bucket is a great way to keep all your supplies together and transport them from room to room.

Use cleaning solutions as directed on the label. Using too much can be wasteful and can damage surfaces, while using too little may not effectively clean the surface.

Microfiber cloths, sponges, and mop heads can all harbor bacteria over time, so it's important to replace them regularly.


The experience of relocating is always an exciting event. Fortunately, this guide to apartment cleaning supplies will help ensure a clean and healthy living environment.

Please contact us today to schedule an apartment tour with a member of our team at Ponderosa Apartments in Wichita, KS.