The end of tenancy cleaning, the move out or after tenancy one or whatever you like to call this type of clean-up is the cleaning task everyone in this city is talking about. It is inclusive, deep and that makes it difficult and challenging for the unprofessionals, but what indeed makes it so popular is the fact that only if you pass the inspection at its very end, you will get the money from the security deposit back. And completely logically no one is keen on the idea of losing several thousand pounds. But what the majority of people fail to understand about this cleaning is that it is all about preciseness. Do it properly, being patient, and you will achieve incredibly good results. Or if you simply don’t have the skills, the experience, the cleaning tools or products, the time or whatever, then you need to find a team that will be patient enough and precise enough to make this house shine in a minimal amount of time thus assuring you an inspection pass and satisfaction. And just like we already said that the details indeed matter when it is about a cleaning like this or the following it inspection, you need to stay aware and to pay attention to those little things that could cost you everything.
There is maybe no situation more unpleasant than that of you going to someone else’s house and having to cope with a super awful smell. Yeah, those are things that are not so closely related to cleaning, as there is no air cleaning task neither in your daily, weekly, monthly cleaning routine, nor in the checklists of the inspector. However, if the landlord or letting agency representative goes into the house and smell cigarettes, mold or something worse than that, you are screwed. And that is for sure. So make sure that not only your house will be in perfect condition, but that there would be no smells at all.
The chance of missing these is remarkably great if you are not hiring one of the professional cleaning teams, but you are performing the after tenancy clean-up by yourself. Yeah, they are small and too often hard to notice. However, they are in absolutely every checklist, which means that
something as small and irrelevant like a cobweb could cost you a several thousand pounds. That is why you better check carefully the entire place before the inspector’s arrival. You will be sure in the success then.
Yeah, this is not a cleaning task, but is indeed the finishing touch of the end of tenancy cleaning. the way you behave and talk with the inspector has a far greater importance than you expect. If you are polite and simply kind, if you smile and be friendly, even if there are some little imperfections the inspector could give you the pass. However, as those checklists are full of tasks some of which are ridiculously hard to accomplish, if you are being rude, you will no doubt fail.
You get offended when someone tells you that you are not cleaning well, but in the same time, you know that he is right. But the sad thing is that, though you make so many efforts and try so hard, though you are not one of those who just come back, lay on the sofa and order a take-away for dinner. You are doing your best indeed and the lack of successful results disappoints you.
The truth is that the only reason for cleaning that hard and having a still not perfectly looking home, is that you are most probably not cleaning properly at all. And I am pretty sure that you are never skipping that vacuuming and dusting and you are performing those let’s say at least on a weekly basis. I am sure that it is all true. However, I believe that there are some tasks that are so unpleasant that you absolutely hate. And you know what this all leads to? Procrastinating at its finest. And while you are trying to convince yourself that they don’t really matter and that they cannot be your top priorities, it turns out that they can change your home, your everydayness, your life. So you better roll up your sleeves and start with them right now. And yet you have procrastinated for so long.
The deep bathroom cleaning
I know, I know, you are cleaning your bathroom, but I bet that you are not doing it well enough. This room is the home of all bacteria and if you are not disinfecting it on at least twice per month, you risk to have a pretty gross bathroom.
Cleaning the kitchen is for sure one of the most unpleasant and hated by all tasks. You wake up every morning, go there for a crucial reviving cup of coffee and after a couple of minutes you leave. The era of the housewives, who have enough time for home maintenance, for their children and their hobbies is gone. Now you have time for almost nothing. After spending an hour in the tube/train/car you are at work and after 8 or 9 or 10 hours you are back home. The reality is harsh and exhausting.
You are almost always grumpy and there is no light in the end of the tunnel. So what you believe is that this is an excuse. Oh, dear, no one has time these days. If our resources are scarce, then time is the scarcest of them all. But skipping the kitchen cleaning might turn your life into a hell. Believe me.