Thinking about moving out of your current place? Excellent! It’s great that you’ve begun to think about your future, and a new lease is an exciting prospect. Just one problem – before signing this new lease, your landlord will probably request an end-of-lease inspection in order to determine if you leave the property in good condition. This may seem like an easy task, but cleaning your home for an inspection can be a tricky business. After all, most landlords have years of experience looking for small details and spotting things that don’t appear clean on the surface. In order to pass your end-of-lease inspection and get back their security deposit as soon as possible, here are some tips on how to clean your house for an inspection.
Schedule your cleaning in advance
This is important if you want to avoid last-minute panics. Your landlord is likely going to ask you to schedule your inspection a couple of weeks in advance, so you’ll want to be prepared for that. If you have time to plan for this inspection, you can make sure to have everything in order before your landlord even arrives. If you’re pressed for time, you might not be able to thoroughly clean your house and prepare it for inspection as thoroughly as you would like.
Declutter and remove everything from the floor
This is a very important part of the inspection process. When your landlord comes to your house, they’re going to be looking for signs of property cleanliness – nothing excessive, but a good and solid standard of cleanliness. This means that the dirt that we think is fine to ignore is going to be right in the forefront of their mind. If you don’t want to risk getting dinged in your inspection, make sure that you’ve removed all clutter from the floor. This includes furniture, toys, and all other items that might be in your way. Your landlord won’t be to pick sides and might dock you points based on your lack of co-operation.
Be sure to clean your windows
This is critical. If you’re looking out at a cloudy, smudged window, your view outside the window is going to seem dirty. Likewise, if your landlord is looking outside your windows and seeing dirt or grime, they’re going to be unhappy about giving the bond back to you. If the windows in your place are dirty, make sure that you get them cleaned before the inspection. You can probably get a free quote from a professional window cleaner at this point. Make sure that your windows are sparkling clean before your landlord comes by.
Don’t forget the corners, baseboards, and ceilings
If there’s one thing that landlords hate more than anything else, it’s obvious uncleanliness. Don’t let dust build up in the corners of your home, along your baseboards, or on your ceiling fan blades and light fixtures. Wipe everything down thoroughly. If you don’t have a stepladder handy for your ceilings and fan blades, you may want to consider hiring a professional cleaner.
Change your air filters and vacuum
This goes for both your central air and your vacuum. These are two major cleaning tasks that you should complete before an inspection because they will drastically improve the cleanliness and presentation of your house. A clogged air filter can cause a whole host of issues in a household, so make sure to change it before your inspection. A clogged vacuum can also be a major source of dust and debris, so make sure to vacuum up any visible dust and replace any visible filters.
Don’t forget the oven and stove
Depending on how often you use your oven and stove, they may be very, very dirty. If you’re worried that they’re too dirty to clean, you can simply cover them with tinfoil and clean around them. Make sure that you pull out all the tinfoil and clean the stove and oven before the inspection, though.
Make sure your bathroom shines
This is another critical area for inspection. Your bathroom is where most people will judge your cleanliness, so make sure that it is spotless. Clean the toilet and sink particularly thoroughly, as these are often overlooked. It’s also a good idea to make sure that your shower and tub are clean, especially if you have good cleaning products. You can also wrap up your faucets in a rubber band or cloth to keep them from getting dusty.
The Final Step: A Professional Cleaning
If you still find that you’ve overlooked something, you may want to hire a professional cleaning service to get your place sparkling before your inspection. This can be a great way to ensure that your landlord is satisfied with your cleaning efforts and that you get your bond back as quickly as possible. If you clean your house thoroughly before the inspection, you should be able to pass with flying colours. However, if you find that you’re still struggling to get everything clean, a professional cleaning service may be the best option for you.
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