Presumably, if you are done with your old house and want to move to a new one, you would like to have a nice, big fat check to go with you. To achieve such a check, first you will need to do some hard work. No, you don’t have to renovate everything. The house will simply need to be cleaned, top to bottom, to get a potential buyers’ upmost satisfaction, and motivate them to open up their wallets. Most people think that cleaning is limited to vacuuming the floors, but there is much more to it than that. Here are some tips to help you in the long and arduous process of end of tenancy cleaning.

  • Dust and vacuum. Let’s start with the obvious. Get a duster, clean the shelves and surfaces, then get a vacuum and go through all the rooms. Do some rug cleaning. And don’t forget to remove the dirt and dust from the sides of light switches and power outlets.
  • Check for mold. This is something that some people overlook. They get used to that old stain on the wall, and don’t think about whether a potential buyer will be as negligent. Mold is ugly, leads to bad smells, and even health problems so removing it will help you demand a higher price for the house. Check for all the sources of dankness your house may have and remove them so that you can honestly tell the next tenant that mold will not be problem.
  • Do some kitchen cleaning. If you are leaving kitchen appliances behind, make sure they are clean and working. Shine that sink and the surface of the microwave oven. Speaking of oven cleaning, open the old oven up and scrub all the accumulated grease on the inside. Defrost the refrigerator and freezer, and clean all the stains on the inside. Leave no detail unchecked.
  • Shine the bathroom. A clean bathroom is always welcome in a new home. A buyer would be ever so grateful to find a bright and clean toilet bowl, as well as a spotless bathtub.
  • If you are the artsy type, or have recently freshened up your house with vivid colours, it might be a good idea to repaint them in white, or any neutral colour. Don’t think that any buyer would like your colour preferences – let them decide what their walls look like after the deal is done.
  • Do some bed, chair and sofa cleaning. All the dirt on and under the upholstery can be a tough customer, but some hard scrubbing should do the trick.
  • Don’t hesitate to hire a cleaning agency. A professional cleaner will do the job better and faster than you, and the cost is reasonable, especially considering that they will be doing you a favour in bettering your house’s price.

After the house cleaning is complete, you are ready to welcome your potential buyers and show them a potential new and clean home for which they will gladly pay. For more ideas: