Tip #93: Keep a razor blade handy.
When moving into a tiny apartment my number one, couldn’t-live-without tool is the humble razor blade.
Beyond being useful for cutting through tape on box after box of books (more on packing to come later), this little sucker serves myriad obsessive cleaning purposes, too. Hooray! Trust me when I say that with the exception of the most beautifully maintained spaces, in most rental apartments, somewhere along the line, someone did a slapdash job of painting or caulking or something else that makes the difference between a place feeling clean and feeling scuzzy.
Last weekend, the tiles in our bathroom were covered in errant white wall paint, the mirror was speckled in whatever sealant was used to reglaze the sink and tub, and the brand new kitchen countertops looked clean until you ran your hand over them and realized they were dotted with tile grout.
Enter the humble scraper razor thing. Just a few scrapes and things are looking good as new (or close to it).
But it’s the damn razor I fall for every time. Teeny little super guy.
Tiny apartment survival tips # 1 – 92 right here.