Helpful Tips When Moving Out
Exams are done and dusted, now the last thing you want to deal moving out, and with that dreaded cleaning. If you aren’t investing in a professional cleaner, we have put together some useful information that will get your property in top shape, without breaking the bank.
First step, dig out that full inventory list that was provided to you from your letting agency or landlord. This will show you the standard you have to leave you property in upon moving out, as well as what appliances and furniture was there before you moved in. It may be best if you allocate different rooms to each flatmate to get the job done faster.
It’s time to turn on some tunes and begin…
5 Cleaning Uses For Vinegar:
- Freshen up the fridge. Clean the shelves and walls with a solution of half water and half vinegar.
- Unclog drains. Pour one cup of baking soda, followed by one cup of white vinegar, down the drain. Let the products bubble and foam, then flush the pipes with a pot of boiling water. Pour in 1 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup hot vinegar to quickly unclog the kitchen drain.
- Stains on carpet. Spray with a mixture of half vinegar, half water. Let stand for about two minutes, then blot with towel or sponge. Repeat as needed.
- Streak free, clean windows. In a spray bottle combine half vinegar and half water. Wipe clean with either newspapers for a streak-free finish.
- Mopping floors. Mix together 2 parts hot water to 1 part vinegar, to clean, kill germs and remove odour from non-wax flooring.
5 Cleaning Uses For Baking Soda:
- Brighten dull flooring. Mix together ½ cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse for a shiny floor.
- No gif, no worries. Make your own scrub paste by mixing ¼ cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. You can add a dash vinegar to give it a thick, creamy texture.
- Refresh your dishwasher. Add a similar dish-washing powder amount to your dishwasher and run and empty cycle to an easy, no-fuss clean.
- Brighten tarnished silver. Whether it be a blackened pot or dirty oven, combine three parts baking soda with one part water. Rub onto silver with a clean cloth or sponge, then rinse thoroughly and dry.
- Clean the toilet. Replace toilet cleaner with a ¼ cup baking soda. Add to the bowl, swirl, then scrub.
6 Areas You May Have Forgot to Clean:
- Bathroom drains
- Blinds and/or curtains
- Floor board skirting
- Inside and outside of cupboards
- Major appliances (dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, oven)