When the land lord comes to take the keys to you house, or should we say, former house, he expects it to be in tip top shape. Sometimes maybe in even better condition than before. This is achieved through one final cleaning exercise, and the end of tenancy. Here are some things for you to keep in ming, to leave a good impression.
First of all you must there is no such a big deal about this type of cleaning. It is a usual cleaning routine, except for A) this is your last time and B) it has to be done very thorough.
If you have a large house you probably have one or several family members around, so give them some of the tasks. The smaller ones like vacuuming and dusting can be performed by children. Tougher ones like cleaning the bathroom and the kitchen can be left for your doing. The garage and the “dungeon” can be left for the male part of the family. The end of tenancy cleaning can be also done by a special cleaning company, which specializes in such work.
A good idea is to begin a few days earlier, to clean and pack some of the items, to remove them from your way. Then you can begin the cleaning as usual, but with less debris on the way. A flat shelf is easier to clean than a full of items one – says the Chinese proverb. It may be truth, it may be not – but it is simpler.
The overall cleaning goes as usual from top to bottom, from inside to outside. Removing everything in the way and throwing it away. In the end the floors must be mopped and the carpets – washed. Windows, bathroom, everything. If there are any repairs that have to be made – it is a good idea to deal with them. Leaving anything broken will not leave a good impression. You will also have different headaches about the moving your items so hiring professionals to do the end of tenancy cleaning for you might not be such a bad idea.