It's great to stay in a good relationship with your former landlord. Not only to be able to get your deposit when you leave the room but also to always be able to count on calling you to give you an important letter arriving at the old address or to hand over to you if someone has been looking for you. So when you leave the property it should look like a cover of a magazine – unless you have explicitly understood anything else with the owners.
Tips for cleaning your rented property
When moving, there are so many things to do that there is very little time left to clean the dwelling. Here are some basic tips that will help you in this task:
- Buying Strong Products – Although I am a supporter of the environmental clean-up of the home, I know that eco-preparations sometimes have a slower effect than ordinary cleaning products. To save time and effort, simply load with powerful cleaning products.
- Making a list – It's easy to forget something important when we are overwhelmed by thousands of tasks. That's why it's best to make a list of all the places that need to be cleaned up.
- Care for detail – It's unbelievable how small things contribute to the overall impression! Do not forget to sprinkle with a room freshener and pull the curtains after the cleaning and before handing over the apartment – so the room will be bright and will smell nice. Also – never leave garbage, be it a paper napkin or empty plastic bag.
A list of things that need to be cleaned
I decided to list a few things that we must clean to make the house look good.
The Refrigerator – Empty the refrigerator and turn it off. Remove all shelves, partitions, and compartments and clean them. Wipe the refrigerator from the inside and leave it wide open and off to avoid molding until it is time to hand it over to the landlords. The same is true after cleaning the dishwasher if any.
The Oven – Even if you have cleaned the whole kitchen perfectly, if the stove is covered with stains or burned grease, everything will look dirty. Try better to rub stove and oven with a strong detergent.
The Carpets – Besides the usual cleaning with a vacuum cleaner, you should take the time to clean the carpets, unless you have done it sooner. It is best to contact a professional cleaning company – it will save you a lot of time and the services are in everyone's pockets.
The Mattress – Ventilate the mattress and clean it if necessary.
The Curtains – Dust curtains can make the room look even neat. Wash the curtains and spray them lightly with a scent before hanging them.
The Windows and mirrors – Fingerprints and droplets do not look good.
The Bathroom and the toilet – Using a strong detergent, scrub the bathroom and toilet to a shine. Pay particular attention to the shower, toilet bowl and sinks. Always make a good impression leaving a toilet roll in the bathroom as well as a new soap – it can be cheap, it is important to have.
Walls – if there are stains or scratches on the walls, keep in mind that they will be doubled when you clean up and empty the entire accommodation. Be sure to remove any traces of the walls. Scratches of colored pencils and pastels can be cleaned with a toothpaste – see how in this article. It's also a good idea to block the holes you've done on the walls for pictures, pictures, or shelves.
The Empty cabinets – Never leave anything in wardrobes and cabinets. If you do not need something, throw it away, or give it away – no one likes to clean up someone else's belongings.
Dust and spider webs – just before looking at the transfer, check once again for dust and spider webs and clean them so they do not interfere with the good look of the dwelling.
When you're ready to clean the old quarters, leave the past behind, but keep the good memories you had there.
This post was originally published at SYK End of Tenancy Cleaning London