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Have you decided to leave your current rental housing and move to another? The euphoria about the new home is so great that you don’t even feel how fast you have gathered your luggage.
Everything is loaded into the car, and you are about to leave, but suddenly you remember – “What about the deposit?”. It’s not so easy to forget it, however small the amount, but the sum is never tiny to face it. Now you turn a sour face. You realise that you have to roll up your sleeves and bring everything in the house in perfect form so that the landlord would not have any objections and you can take your money back. You calm yourself down by thinking, “What the hell, one end-of-tenancy cleaning is no big deal.”
However, your enthusiasm can quickly fade when you walk around the house and see what awaits. Even if you regularly cleaned the house thoroughly, there is still a trace of your stay, which should be dealt with. And if you’re not from the people for whom perfect hygiene is paramount, certainly a lot of work is waiting for you now.
Desperate yet? So many things must be done, and you’re wondering where to start. And what do you need – what cleaning products?
The last question will answer cleaning experts in cleaning homes before leaving Premium Clean. They will kindly provide detailed advice for every corner of the house. Yes, just as you read now, we can’t help you from a distance, but the thought that someone cares for you and will guide you in this complicated task is reassuring. Well, let’s begin!
A list of tasks proves very useful in any cleaning situation, especially now that you strive for perfection. Don’t look so sceptical. And no, you don’t need to write it down as long as you have a clear idea of the sequence of actions. Nevertheless, you can make a list of products you’ll need before you go to the store so you don’t forget to buy something.
Are you ready now? You’ve done your shopping and are armed with sponges, rags and patience? We are also prepared to guide you.
We start with kitchen cleaning
- The corners of the ceiling
The kitchen is one of the “richest” of odours places. All these scents are stratified, even if you regularly have opened windows or used air fresheners. The aromas of cooking remain on the walls and / or ceiling, wherein the corners are the most common sites for deposition of both and dirt. Fortunately, an extensive range of products for cleaning ceilings is available – from telescopic rods, on which you can lay a cloth, to extremely strong and efficient cleaning products. But remember, before attempting to use cleaners to knock down the cobwebs.
Maybe until now, you haven’t noticed them, but now you have to get rid of them because one critical look from the landlord and he will see them and ruin your efforts, even if everything else shines clean!
- Clean the microwave (if you have one) inside and out
It is an essential part of the kitchen. You’ve probably seen old microwaves and how dirty they get on the inside – with a brownish tan. This results from irregular cleaning (you may have it in mind for your next home). In this small box, you cook, bake, and warm up, but different smells from all the food stick on the microwave’s walls.
The important thing now is how to bring back its spotless cleanliness. Try the following trick before you grab a product and scrub hard. Put a few slices of citrus fruit in a water bowl, place in the microwave, and turn it on. Do not stop the unit’s work before a minute or two after you notice steam rising. Then, gently wipe the walls inside with kitchen paper. If the result does not satisfy you completely, repeat the procedure.
- Remember the stove and oven
Maybe it was better to start first with it because the method we offer takes time. The process is straightforward. It would be best if you only had only ammonia. Pour half a cup of liquid into a porcelain bowl and place in the oven for several hours. The released fumes will do a great job without throwing effort into scrubbing. Layers of dirt are beginning to loosen and fall. Finally, wipe clean with warm water.
Not by accident; we said it was nice to start first with the oven because the ammonia needs at least 5-6 hours to work, and during that time, you can clean elsewhere. If you delay clearing it, it’s not a problem – the more it stays, the better. You can cope with tanned spots on the burners by using baking soda. Wet the surface and then evenly sprinkle baking soda. Leave it to stand, but a relatively short – at most an hour and clean the track with a damp cloth. However, this method is not recommended for ceramic plates because baking soda is abrasive and may scratch on delicate surfaces.
- Wipe the cupboards and shelves
You stand in one place in the kitchen only when you eat or drink coffee in the morning. The rest of the time, while you cook, you move around in all corners of the room. This releases large amounts of dust and dirt, often stratified on the shelves and upper cabinets. Thorough cleaning of these areas will improve indoor air and give another lustre to the furniture in the kitchen. Do not forget to pass all the cabinets, not just on the shelf and top. Cleaner wood (or whatever material you have for the furniture) is an excellent choice to contribute to the material’s longevity. For faster results, moistened with water, microfiber cloth works splendidly.
- Clean cutlery and their places of storage
This you certainly do every time you wash the dishes, but do you wash the court itself, where you keep them? Well, it is now necessary. It must be cleaned inside the cabinet or a rack, especially when the owner’s “cleanness Inspection” is coming.
- Don’t forget the Refrigerator
Empty it and clean all sections as best as possible. It is even better to soak them in lukewarm water for a few hours to remove the stubborn stains. If you use a cleanser, you will not go wrong. Try to rinse it well after you’re done. Soak up the water in the bottom of the refrigerator and leave it for half an hour with the door open. Before all this, of course, unplug the appliance. It would be better to direct your attention to the refrigerator walls because they certainly have at least your fingerprints, which were not always clean. Do not forget to clean the floor and under the cooling unit—best vacuum it to ensure you have cleaned all the accumulated dust.
- Clean the sink
It’s not enough to clean it with hot water and a rag. Use a proper cleanser for its surface – metal or ceramic. The fact that you use it to dispose of all kinds of filth is reason enough to take care of its sanitation more carefully.
- Clean the floor
Take a flat mop, the most robust cleaner for your floor, and gloves. Now, arm yourself with patience and begin to scrub the entire area. Give more attention to the places that are difficult to reach. The better you clean any narrow space on the ground, the better your floor will look. When there is still dirt in these areas, it is very likely to spread over from those small spaces – crevices, corners and holes between the kitchen cabinets.
- Windows Cleaning
They are also vital to the kitchen because they provide needed natural light. Have you ever seen a kitchen without windows? Clean every corner and every seal with a suitable detergent.
- Go with a vacuum cleaner
Finally, we came to that. We could say that we are on the final straight in the kitchen. Even if you do not have carpet, the vacuum cleaner is recommended to ensure no dust is left. Do you wonder why all this action is necessary after washing the floor? Indeed, after implementing the above steps, there was debris, and the mop was to remove the stains. If you have carpet, it probably also needs a serious cleaning. You have two options for the carpet – either drag it into the bathroom to try to wash it or contact the Premium Clean and hire a professional cleaners team. The second option is appealing.
- Clean and sanitise the sink
Please start with the most essential and critical element and spare it special attention. Whether the sink is metal or porcelain, it undoubtedly bears traces of each washing. The dried drops of water are visible. An unpleasant appearance also brings the remains of cosmetics left on the raft. You probably have adequate cleaning product – brush the whole sink, rub and take a few minutes to soak. You can also use eco products, such as soda and lemon juice. Finally, rinse thoroughly, and the sink will shine again.
- Shower, tub, toilet and everything else
Use a suitable disinfectant with a water-repellent effect. The aim is both to the sink – to deal with chalk traces of withered water.
- Wipe the floor
It would be best to have a wet cloth and detergent suitable for tiles. Leave this action for the end to not have a double job because of the sanitation of the other elements in the bathroom. The floor will accumulate dirt.
The bedroom cleaning
Since you likely won’t leave linen in the house after your departure, the landlord will undoubtedly notice if the mattresses are soiled. The easiest thing you can do is pass them thoroughly with a vacuum cleaner. Usually, this is enough to suck out the accumulated dust. However, if there are stains, it might be good to seek help from the cleaning company as it may be a more challenging task. Of course, in this case, you may rely on the services of Premium Clean.
- Clean the dust off the furniture
As in the kitchen, the furniture like tables, chairs, cupboards and bookcases collect much dust. First, wipe with a damp cloth—finally, polish with a suitable detergent.
- Clean the lamp
Standard surface for accumulation of dirt. Be sure to clean it because the lamp also gathers dust and cobwebs. The same goes for lighting fixtures throughout the home.
- Time for windows
Feel free to apply the advice we gave to your kitchen windows. The principle is the same.
Remember, before you decide the bedroom is ready – clean the floor with a vacuum cleaner.
The living room
- Clean all hard surfaces
This includes chairs, tables, bookcases, shelves, cabinets, etc. Like all other objects, they have gathered dust, dirt, and bacteria. The good news is that cleaning does not take much time and effort. Wipe the dust with a damp, clean cloth and then repeat the wiping with a dry cloth suitable for the surface product. Ready to move on?
- Clean the flooring
Depending on the surface type, clean with a dry or wet cloth (parquet and laminate don’t like water). Focus more on corners and borders of floors and walls because most of the dirt is collected.
- Vacuum and windows … again
Why it is necessary, we don’t need to comment – we have already explained several times, so let’s not dwell on it. Do not forget about the windows in the living room.
Corridors, stairs and entrance
Remove all floor coverings, beat the dust off and leave them in the sun.
Since these places are most polluted, the better you clean the base, the better your efforts will be visible.
Clean all shelves where you keep makeup and / or cosmetics, the shelves for shoes, and any objects hanging on the walls. Almost every home has a mirror in the hallway – do not miss it. For its sanitation, you can use the product for glass surfaces.
Well, you’re ready. With this “small” detail, saying is much easier than doing. It is not impossible, of course, but you’ll need a few hours, at least a day, to clean everywhere. And the efforts that will have to invest won’t be quite a few. Perhaps you should consider hiring a London cleaning company before leaving the home, even a London cleaning company before leaving the house, maybe even Premium Clean.