Cleaning your apartment or house before you leave it to move to another living space is a very intimidating and scary task at first glance. Maybe because you have to check every square meter or because you have to make sure to remove all the stains and spots you have left behind it doesn’t matter- you can do it.
If you don’t know where to start from or what chemicals to use then this article is definitely for you. Don’t feel pressured into calling a professional company just roll up your sleeves, save some money and make sure firsthand that you are leaving your rented apartment as clean as it has ever been.
“To do” list
There is really nothing so difficult about end of tenancy cleaning near me London. Much like spring cleaning or deep house cleaning it is a task that requires a bit more time and attention to detail. You need to turn every piece of furniture over and make sure that you have done your best to give attention to every part of the living area.
The first thing you should do is make up a plan of how to tackle the house- which room will you clean first and which will be last, how will you clean the appliances, the toilet and bathroom and how will you treat all the different furniture. Here is an example of a cleaning plan you can follow:
- Start with the kitchen and toilet/bathroom – all the electrical appliances like oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, toaster and washing machine need to be sprayed with degreaser for the stains to dissolve, scrubbed thoroughly and sterilized;
- Spray your toilet, shower and bathtub with limestone removing chemical and an antibacterial one, scrub them and wipe down;
- Clean all mirrors and windows (with glass cleaner), sinks and tiles if needed. Vacuum and mop all flooring;
- Tackle your furniture and upholstery next- starting from the big tasks will help get them out of the way;
- Vacuum the sofas, mattresses, carpets, dust the shelves, wardrobes, cabinets, light fixtures and coffee/accent tables;
- Use a wood cleaner or a multipurpose chemical to remove any stains and give wooden furniture a shiny update;
- Use detergent to treat soft furniture and also a brush to remove any stains from your seating and mattress.
- Finish off the final touches- vacuum and mop all floors, clean and open the windows for fresh air, polish glass surfaces and wipe down the inside of all cabinets and storage spaces
Whether you follow these steps or make up your own plan with the help of some cleaning blog, good luck with your end of tenancy cleanup. To get on the best side of your landlord one last time and get all of your deposit back make sure to give it your best shot.