Welcome back everyone. In our first short post I want to take the time to talk to you about something that I believe to be incredibly important. It doesn’t particularly pertain to house improvement per se, but is definitely an important factor when it comes to keeping your house in a good state.
In order for me to convey this idea properly, let me tell about a time when this applied to me. For all of you that are still guessing, what i’m talking about is maintaining a tidy and healthy household. There is no time where this is more important when it comes to the inevitable moment where you have to leave your house. Maybe this will occur when you are selling the family home, or moving in one to start one. Either way, it’s vital that you leave any property that you were living in in a good condition – out of respect for the people that will move in after you, or your landlord that has to find new tenants.
Many years ago, when I was about to move out of my flat in Wimbledon, I really don’t know why, but I completely forgot about this. It wasn’t until a few days before the day when my girlfriend of the time informed me that my flat was still a tip and I hadn’t done anything about it yet. I quickly responded by telling her that it didn’t matter. I remember it specifically, I said, “Don’t worry, the landlord will get someone to do the cleaning. It is his flat and his responsibility after all.”
But she insisted and told me it must have been years since I’d moved out of a flat – which it had. She said that it was entirely my responsibility and if the landlord did have to spend some money on hiring a Wimbledon end of tenancy cleaning service, he would end up taking money out of my deposit, and probably more than the actual cost of the service.
I was in a bit of a pickle here. I needed to tidy the flat, but I literally didn’t have enough time. It was a big place, and I had to spend my only remaining day there packing things into boxes and taking them to my new place. I decided the only course of action I could take would be to call the cleaning service myself and beg for their help. They happily obliged and ended up saving my skin. So folks, don’t finish reading this post without taking the lesson with you. Never leave it until the last minute to clean a property that you are about to vacate.