by guestblogger HOMEJOY Whether you are a parent or a college student Homejoy is a easy solution to help out with your household chores.
Moving can be stressful and time-consuming period. Ensuring you get your security deposit back will definitely be an added stress. Sometimes, making sure your home is spotless may just be the deciding factor. You will have little control over the normal wear and tear, but here are some cleaning tips to getting your place back to the condition it was when you moved in:
CARPET CLEANING – WORTH THE INVESTMENT:
Most NYC apartments do not come carpeted, but if your home does has carpet, you want to make sure to get rid of any and all stains. Start by doing spot cleans. This will allow you to address stains, and some of them may lift. If other stains have really seeped into the carpet, make sure to get the carpets professionally cleaned. You want to schedule this last so you do not run the risk of getting the carpets dirty again.
LEAVE THOSE CABINETS SPOTLESS:
When cleaning cabinets, keep in mind there is an art to it; work your way from the top to the bottom and start from the back of the cabinets and work your way to the front. Before you scrub them down, do not forget to go over everything with a duster. Do not underestimate how much can be cleaned with soap and warm water.
GIVE A LITTLE TLC TO THE CORNERS, BASEBOARDS, AND WALLS:
The corners and baseboards are areas that are commonly overlooked when completing a standard cleaning; but way too often dust and dirt tends to linger there. Once you have broomed, take a damp cloth and wipe these areas down. The cloth will pick up any dust and dirt that was missed. If you do not have to repaint the walls, do your utmost to get rid of all marks that are on your wall. Make sure to remove all the nails, screws, and adhesives from the wall. If there are any visible holes after they are all removed, make sure to add some spackle and smooth it over with a spatula. Even the smallest mark or hole can stand out like a sore thumb to your landlord.
WORKING IN THE BATHROOM:
Disinfect the whole bathroom and wipe down all the surfaces, faucet handles, and knobs. Use vinegar to get rid of hard water stains in the toilet, tub, and sink. Dust the top of the medicine cabinet and wipe down the mirrors.
THOROUGHLY CLEAN YOUR KITCHEN:
Cleaning the kitchen may take a great deal of time but make sure to pay attention to all the details. Start from top to bottom and start farthest away from the entry way. We would also suggest that you start with either the fridge or the oven because these will most likely take the longest. The last thing you want to do is mop the floors. Don’t forget to empty the dishwasher.