How to Clean Your Student House: Tips and Tricks for a Fresh Start

As a student, keeping your house clean can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. Between classes, socialising, and everything else on your plate, cleaning can fall to the wayside. But now that you're nearing the end of your tenancy agreement, it's time to roll up your sleeves and give your student house a thorough cleaning. In this post, we'll provide you with some handy tips and tricks to help you leave your rental property spotless.

  1. Declutter and Remove Your Belongings Before you start cleaning, declutter and remove all of your belongings from the rental property. This will make cleaning easier and ensure that you don't miss any areas. Donate any items that you no longer need to local charity shops or recycle them.

  2. Dust and Vacuum Dust all surfaces, including windowsills, shelves, and light fixtures. Then, vacuum the floors, carpets, and upholstery to remove any dust or debris. Pay extra attention to areas such as corners and behind furniture, where dust tends to accumulate.

  3. Clean the Windows Next, clean the windows inside and out. Use a window cleaner and a microfiber cloth or newspaper to avoid leaving streaks. Don't forget to clean the window frames and sills.

  4. Scrub the Kitchen The kitchen is one of the areas that requires the most cleaning. Start by cleaning the oven. Mix baking soda and water to form a paste and spread it on the inside of the oven. Leave it for a few hours or overnight before wiping it off with a damp cloth. Then, clean the stove top, range hood, and sink. Wipe down all surfaces, including the counter tops and cabinets, and mop the floor.

  5. Sanitise the Bathroom The bathroom is another area that requires deep cleaning. Start by tackling the black mold that accumulates at the base of the shower. Mix equal parts water and white vinegar and use a spray bottle to apply it to the affected areas. Leave it for a few minutes before scrubbing it off with a brush. Then, clean the toilet, sink, bathtub or shower, and mirrors. Don't forget to mop the floor and scrub the grout, if necessary.

  6. Clean the Walls and Baseboards Wipe down the walls with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or marks. Then, clean the baseboards using a vacuum cleaner or a cloth. Pay attention to the areas near doors and windows, as these tend to accumulate more dust and dirt.

  7. Tackle Any Stains or Marks If there are any stubborn stains or marks on the carpets, upholstery, or walls, use a stain remover to tackle them. Be careful to test the product on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure that it doesn't damage the surface.

  8. Sweep and Mop the Floors Finally, sweep or vacuum the floors to remove any dust or debris. Then, mop the floors using a cleaning solution to leave them clean and fresh-smelling. Be sure to mop in the direction of the grain to avoid leaving streaks.

By following these steps, you'll be able to leave your rental property in a clean and tidy state, ready for the next tenants or inspection. Remember, leaving the property clean is not only a courteous thing to do, but it's also a requirement of most tenancy agreements. Plus, it's a great way to start fresh in your next student house. Happy cleaning!

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