Win $300 Toward Your Spring Cleaning!

Win $300 Toward Your Spring Cleaning!

Apartment Guide and LearnVest are giving away a LearnVest financial plan to tidy up your finances, plus $300 to put toward sprucing up your place! Enter to win here. 

If you live anywhere near us, you may have been holed up inside until last week, praying for spring. But now that the birds are out and singing, it's time to throw open the windows and—oh wait, those windows are filthy!

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Yup, it's spring cleaning time. And to help you budget for this immensely satisfying task (really, when you're done, it'll be great), we break down all the hidden costs of cleaning your home from top to bottom.

Of course you may not need every item on this list—far from it—but this will give you a better idea of how to factor a sparkling clean living space into your budget.

Note: Product prices based on Amazon and Container Store. Prices on products and services will vary by location and retailer.

Bathroom and Kitchen

Solvent-free degreaser for tough kitchen grime: $8.31

Grout cleaner and sealer for kitchen and bathroom: $11.76

Scrub brushes for those hard-to-reach places: $5.99

All-purpose cleaner: $8.37

White vinegar for windows and mirrors: $8.79

Rubber gloves: $2.61

10 rolls of paper towels: $12.99 (Tip: Save money and trees by cutting up old t-shirts)

Floors

Carpet shampooer rental: $20 - $40

Carpet steamer: $139.99

Vacuum: $66 and up

Professional rug cleaning: $90 - $800 or more, depending on size and material of rug

Broom and dustpan: $18.99

Furniture and Walls

Swiffer duster: $9.48

Metal polish cream for door and window hardware: $7.65

Wood polish for furniture: $8.15

Magic Erasers: 8 for $6.47

Organization

Shoe organizer: $29.99

Sock drawer organizer: $11.99

Necklace and bracelet organizer: $17.99

Spice rack: $6.99 and up

Clear storage boxes: $1.52 - $19.79 each, depending on size

Wire mesh drawer organizers: $1.69 - $4.19

Sound expensive? Apartment Guide and LearnVest is giving away a LearnVest financial plan to tidy up your finances, plus $300 to put toward sprucing up your place! Enter to win here. 

 

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