It's not just the big things you need to worry about when it comes to being a landlord. Small things can really add up if you're not careful!
First thing first, clean up after your last tenants and guests before you get the new ones. The first thing to do is clean up the house before you get your new tenants. This means you need to notify them in advance, so they’re not surprised when they arrive. You will also want to make sure that everything is picked up, especially if there are any messes or items left behind. The last thing you want is for your new tenants to find rubbish in their house!
Cleaning up carpets and rugs
Once you're done vacuuming, follow up with a steam cleaner. Steam cleaning is an effective way to remove dirt, grime and stains from your carpets. It's also a great way for you to clean off any pet hair that may be lingering on the carpet.
There are several ways to steam clean your carpets:
A mattress is a great place for dust mites, bed bugs and other nasty critters to hide. If you have a spare mattress in storage, now is the time to pull it out and clean it. The longer it's left outside of its cover and exposed to dust, dirt and animal hair (if your cat or dog sheds), the more likely you're going to find yourself with some visitors that aren't welcome after your tenancy ends.
If there's any chance that someone might want to sleep on your old mattress while they're staying over at your place—like if you have guests or throw parties—you need to clean it thoroughly before they arrive so they don't get any unwelcome surprises later on down the road!
Cleaning up pet hairs from sofas and soft furnishings.
There are several ways to remove pet hairs from your sofa and soft furnishings.
So you've got a stain on your sofa. What do you do?
Well, first of all, don't panic: most stains are easy to remove with the right cleaning products and equipment. If there's a stain on your soft furnishings that you can't see, wipe it down with a damp cloth to see if it will come off. Don't be afraid to use some elbow grease—gentle scrubbing is often enough to get rid of the stain. If this doesn't work for whatever reason, try using a little bit of detergent or dishwashing liquid directly on the affected area and then washing it with warm water. You may need one or more applications before the stain comes out; if necessary, wait 24 hours between each treatment before trying again (which minimizes fading). Finally—and this is important—make sure that any spillage has been cleaned up before proceeding!
Be prepared for everything!