WHAT IS CONSIDERED GOOD HOUSEKEEPING?
The Housing Commission expects you to keep a clean and orderly home according to your Lease Agreement.  In fact, the standards are listed on pages 7 & 8 of your Lease Agreement.  A clean house helps keep your family healthy, sets a good example for your children, makes it easier to find things, helps prevent fires & pest infestations, and increases overall home safety.
HOUSEKEEPING INSPECTIONS
All residents are required to keep their unit clean and free of trash, debris and clutter, as explained in the Lease (“Housekeeping Standards”).  A failed annual or special housekeeping inspection may result in the termination of your Lease, so it is very important that your unit is always kept up to these required standards.  If you need assistance or advice on improving your housekeeping skills, contact the Human Service Caseworker at your community for details.  They have information on contract cleaning services available at a nominal cost, or simply good tips on cleaning methods and products that you can purchase very inexpensively.
HOUSEKEEPING “TIPS”
  • Use mild soap and water to clean inside and outside of your refrigerator..  Wiping inside with a solution of baking soda and water will help eliminate odors.
  • Always clean grease and spilled food from your stovetop, wall behind your stove and surrounding areas right after cooking. Use a mild degreaser and rinse well
  • Floors should be swept, then washed with a mild detergent and rinsed thoroughly.
  • Carpeted floors should be vacuumed regularly, at least once a week, to remove dirt and lint. Carpets should be professionally steam cleaned at least twice a year to keep them in good condition.
  • Bathtubs, shower walls and sink surfaces should be washed with a mild, non-abrasive cleaner, then thoroughly rinsed. Never use concentrated bleach or abrasive powder, as they will scratch surfaces.
  • Toilet bowls should be cleaned frequently with a mild disinfectant; also the exterior of the toilets and bathroom floors should be cleaned and thoroughly rinsed often, as well.
  • Stainless steel sinks require cleaning with a mild detergent and rinsing. Wiping dry will prevent spotting.
  • Wash walls with a mild detergent and water. Rinse well with clear water.
IS THERE A LAUNDRY ROOM NEARBY?
A laundry room with coin-operated washers and dryers is provided in each community for residents only. Please don’t use more than two washers and dryers at a time and don’t leave your laundry unattended.  Should the washers or dryers need repair, call the phone number listed on the machine or notify your Property Manager.