Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. There are so many processes to go through and so many things to think about that cleaning the property is often an unwelcome chore that gets left to the last minute. Here are 4 useful tips to help with your end of lease clean to ensure the property is fresh and in a good state to hand back.
1. Odour Neutraliser
The kitchen is usually the last place to get cleaned before moving out, and as such you often end up cleaning inside cupboards which were previously neglected. A clean kitchen represents good cleanliness and respect for your property, as it's used daily, gets dirty and can smell. To help freshen up the kitchen and remove any stale odours from previous meals try boiling some white vinegar in water for 10 minutes; 3-4 tablespoons in 250ml of water should do the trick.
2. Clean as You Go
It goes without saying that cleaning as you go is the best approach, however in the weeks prior to the move try to do a semi-deep clean to remove as much dust and dirt as possible. This will stop the excess from settling when doing your final clean. Also, areas such as the toilets and garbage bin should be disinfected at least once a week to help break down odours and grime; again helping to make the final clean easier. To remove garbage bin odours rub them with a lemon rind and rinse them thoroughly with hot water.
3. White Knight Vinegar
White vinegar is a classic cleaning product that is usually found in everyones cupboard but rarely used for what it excels at; cleaning up dirt. Mix white vinegar and water to a ratio of 1:1 and pour into a spray bottle. You can even add a dash of lemon juice for a citrus scent and spray away, cleaning up toothpaste stains and soap scum.
4. Not Just For Baking
To help freshen your fridge throughout the year and on the lead up to the big clean give it a clean with a standard kitchen spray. Then place 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a small dish and cover with cling film. Puncture it with a few holes and you have a cheap odour neutraliser. Just be sure to replace it if any moisture drips inside. It's also great when cleaning your kitchen sink. Wash down 100g of baking soda and 100ml of white vinegar to clean it and further combat odour.