For landlords, one of the issues that they have before renting property is the cleanup. When a tenant leaves, they may have to clear up a lot of different elements in the home, and make sure that the apartment or home is absolutely spotless. There’s nothing more embarrassing than having a new tenant come in and find a dirty home. With that in mind, there are a few things that one can do to ensure that things are ready to rent, no matter what the state of the property’s previous tenants left it in. The following are fast, simple tips you can follow today.
The bathroom can be a simple solution. You will want to get a spray bottle and use vinegar and water and use that as your main cleaner. Spray grout, tubs, and fixtures with this mixture and clean things up thoroughly. Use bleach on the toilets, and scrub areas with a little bit of baking soda and water.
For showerheads and fixtures that may have deposits, use vinegar to get them clean. You can unscrew showerheads and place them in vinegar to release the deposits. As for rust and other surfaces, there is a cleaner called CLR that can help you work this stuff out with relative ease.
For the kitchen, the biggest problems are within the stove and the stink. You’ll want to make sure that you clean the sink and disposal completely, and deodorize it before you rent out anything. For stovetops and ovens, look at using baking soda, forming it into a paste and using that as a cleaner. It will not only help with stains, it will help deodorizing things as well.
You should run the dishwasher with a mix of powdered lemonade. You’ll be surprised how well this works, and how amazing it will smell as a result.
All Other Living Areas
As for living areas, you should look at vacuuming, and adding baking soda to the carpets as you do this. Other than that, look at cleaning with WD-40 for removing crayon and marks on walls, as well as helping with various stains that can’t get taken off with ease.
Another trick to help you with all of this is to use vanilla dipped in cotton. Put this in your vacuum cleaners bag and you’ll have an interesting smell go through your home, that will change the complexion of cleaning. Take time to go over these steps and the cleaning process will be a lot easier to manage, that’s for sure.