Every time you move from a rented apartment into a new one, you’ve always given it a major cleaning. It’s probably up there on your list of things to -do and pet peeves and that you don’t enjoy. But after you’ve lived in, or rented out your apartment for quite some time, you tend to notice that dirt and grease still build-up over time. They become very difficult to clean, and sometimes cannot be restored to their original condition. Leaving all cleaning until the end of year is like rolling a snowball off of a hill. The things to do clean just become more abundant and more difficult as time goes on. There are actually key preparations you can do before you move in or rent out your apartment, and small things you can do everyday after you move in or rent the apartment to keep the place in top shape.
Before you move in all the new furniture, stick felt pads underneath table legs, to avoid any scratches across wooden floors. After you’ve settled in, set up a doable cleaning schedule and stick to it. If you can’t commit to cleaning your house everyday, perhaps you can vacuum and wipe your floors every Sunday morning- 'Swiffer' makes this easier thankfully! Bathrooms also become very dirty if you’re not careful. To avoid getting soap scum all over your tub and bathroom tiles, wipe with a wet towel and have a designated soap holder so the soap water doesn't spread around. Remember to always turn on the fan in the bathroom to remove any unnecessary moisture and smells.
The kitchen countertop is usually the easiest place to get dirty. After every time you cook, its best to wipe down the stove top or insides of the oven with a wet towel. If you leave food crumbs out, without cleaning them, they will stick onto the surface and harden. The dishwasher drain also needs to be cleaned since food scraps down the sink will eventually clog the pipes. For appliances that have removable parts, such as a microwave dish, take them out to clean more efficiently. Windows also easily collect dust but are often overlooked. Not only do you need to wipe down the window frames, you also need to clean the ledges, sill, and grates.
Try not to put nails and screws in the walls to hang up artworks or photo frames. There are removable wall putties that won’t leave behind any marks. If you really need nails or screws, you can press spackle over small holes to cover them up. For bigger holes, stuff some newspaper inside first before you put spackle over top. Use a putty knife to smooth the spackle and then sand down the area to ensure a smooth wall. Then, go to your local paint store to find the right shade of white to match with the rest of the walls and paint over the spackle to have a flat, sparking clean wall once again.
Keeping your rented apartment in top shape will not only help you live in a nice, clean environment, but it will also guarantee getting your deposit back from your landlord at the end of your term, or making your tenants enjoy their stay and take care of the place better. If you haven’t been cleaning regularly and cannot remove some of the scratches or stains you’ve left behind, feel free to contact Creative Rental Solutions. We will help you restore your apartment to its original condition so that it can be lived in comfortably in the future. If you have any more questions and concerns, you can reach us at 1-844-392-4713, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org