Your checklist for moving house
Category: End of Tenancy Cleaning
Unfortunately, this is usually more intense than your everyday cleaning routine, as never mind what condition you got the house in - it needs to be spotless when you return it.
If you don't then it can actually become pretty pricey, as you'll end up paying for professionals to come in and get the place clean for the next tenants.
A quick dusting of the furniture and a once over with the vacuum cleaner or broom is not sufficient to meet with the approval of landlords or incoming tenants.
You should ensure that you clean the place from top to bottom, so that any excess dirt or dust that falls down will be cleaned when the floor is tidied.
All cobwebs should be dusted away and you should include the ceilings, corners, window frames and the tops of doors.
Every room should be taken in turn, with particular attention paid to fixtures and fittings, floors and surfaces.
Be sure to clean any appliances that are being left too, as well as the areas behind or underneath them.
Every effort should be made to ensure that your walls are cleaned as well. The state of the walls can often be a common bone of contention between landlords and outgoing tenants, so these should always be cleaned - and if necessary repainted - before you leave the property.
Over time, they will be prone to fingerprints, grime, and wear and tear, so the more you can do to maintain them throughout, the better.
This can take a few days to complete, so if you don't have time then consider employing a cleaning firm. They are trained to clean homes at the end of a tenancy, so you can be confident that the place will be left in a perfect condition for you to return the keys and think ahead to your new home.
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