In all the major cities of the world, there is a tenancy system in place for people who live there because it is the easiest option for temporary city dwellers, or for students who have a limited stay option and don not want to buy a house just to remain there for 4 years or less.
In light of tenancy, one of the most annoying parts of it is the cleanup of your rented house before you move out, in fact end of tenancy cleaning London prices are not as low as you think, as is the case with multiple other major cities like New York, and Paris, however they are affordable and you can get the work done a lot faster.
Most lease agreements require you to leave the apartment in the same condition you found it in, or you may forfeit some or all of your security deposit. You don’t want to lose your deposit because not only are you losing money, but if you ever need a reference from a landlord, they are unlikely to give you a good one if you did not leave your apartment clean enough to receive your deposit back. Here are some tips to deep clean your house before you move out, so that you save a few bucks and your reputation.
- Make a list
If you’re moving out and have been given notice, the best thing to do it make a list and tape it to your fridge. The list should include all the tasks you have to do, such as paying the bills, fixing any issues, getting your affairs in order. Make sure essentials such as the water supply and your heater and A.C bills are paid. Then use the same list to cross out tasks that are done and replace them with those that are of a lower priority.
The first things you should start to pack are things that you don’t use very often, that you can go a week or 2 without using too much. Take down the pictures from the walls and fill in any nail holes. Repaint the place if needed (or possible) and clean out the windows, fans, A.C vents and ceilings of cobwebs. Always start at the top (ceiling) and work your way down to make sure there is no dust accumulation so you can sweep it all away easily.
- Start packing!
Start with your living room and then move into the kitchen. The kitchen is one of the hardest places to do because you’ll have to clean all the appliances and then leave them there as well, so we recommend that you start with packing up the plates and glassware and then slowly progress around the kitchen. Move to your bedroom last, because that’s the place you most frequently visit in your own home, and it has the most personal belongings as well.
These are the 3 basic tips for cleaning up your house, and making moving out less of a hassle for yourself.