And end of tenancy cleaning exercise needs to be done really well. This is because despite having lived in the property for years, you’re expected to leave it sparkling clean and devoid of any rubbish. Professionalism will be required whether by the clearance company hired, or by a home owner who decides to do the cleaning themselves. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the most basic professional cleaning tips you need to keep in mind. Hopefully, you’ll find them useful the next time you’re cleaning up your place;
- Adequate planning; all cleaning professionals are good managers with their time. Forget the random impulse to work or start cleaning; you have to come up with a coherent plan of what you want to do, how you wish to go about it, and when you wish to do it. Seeing that a rental property may be big and vast, it’s only fair that you do things systematically. Decide which rooms you want to start with and the time you’ll spend in each. Also, do you have a plan on how to dispose of all your waste after the cleaning?
- Write a checklist; once you’ve come up with a plan, the next phase now involves you writing down a checklist. The checklist is equivalent to the budget you write down when going shopping. With a checklist, you’re able to clean each room systematically and thoroughly, before moving to the next. In the checklist, you should have time to clean the living room, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, home compound, and basically every area of the property. The other good thing about a checklist is that it helps you remember all tasks you set out to do without forgetting.
- Divide your time well; with a checklist now ready, you can embark on the actual cleaning. Divide your time properly so that you allocate time for each task. In most cases, the Kitchen takes the most time in cleaning, followed by the living room and the bathroom. If you are doing the cleaning alone or with help of family, you’d still not complete everything in one day. Thus you can clean up the kitchen one day, then the bedrooms and bathroom on the second day, and finish with the living room. However, cleaning companies tend to do things faster because they have the personnel and tools to get the job done.
Safety is key; another trait of professional cleaners is that they always adhere to safety rules in the line of duty. If you have any faulty sockets, get an electrician to fix them before vacating the premises. Similarly, ensure that all the junk and rubbish compiled during the cleaning is disposed of in a safe manner. Do not burn rubbish in your haste to vacate the premises; make arrangements to have everything disposed of in an eco friendly manner. Whatever can be recycled should be sent to a recycling plant.