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End of Tenancy Cleaning - a New Industry for the Renting Generation

I came across a new today. End of cleaning.

Now, I know it has been a LONG time since I a property, but I have moved house enough times in my life to know that the way the room/property is left is a reflection of yourself. While I may be happy to live in a state of disorganised chaos most of the time in my own house, I am pernickity to a point about leaving tidy any guest room or hotel I have stayed in. Every surface must be clean, every dish must be washed, every towel either folded or in the shower/bath awaiting collection, the bed must be made, and so on.

I absolutely hate the domestic staff in a hotel coming in and seeing the room unexpectedly, which usually means I am way tidier in a hotel room than I ever am here at home.

As you'll see in the following articles, end of tenancy is basically a full cleaning service at the finish of a tenant's time in the location. It returns the to liveable condition, and that is definitely something our current house was not in when we moved in, as the previous owner had left lots of things which we only found on inspection after taking ownership. Neither did he want any of it back, although we asked the agents to confirm with him (and then we sold it, of course). The companies under review are all based in London, but these days, there are end of tenancy cleaners in all major cities of the UK.

Losing your vs paying out for a professional service? I know which I would choose.


Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/vacuum-cleaner-carpet-cleaner-657719/ by stevepb

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AliCanary wrote on March 25, 2015, 5:57 PM

It's odd the amount of stuff that people will simply leave behind, rather than move. I helped my friend move once, and got several books, board games and a desk chair out of it!

WordChazer wrote on March 25, 2015, 6:13 PM

There was an entire wooden canteen box of silver plated cutlery, a tapestry, a synthesizer and the graduation certificate of someone who turned out to be a former member of the department I now work in. Her certificate now sits in my office, as it has more relevance there than in our dusty loft, crammed in a corner! That's only what I can remember. I'm sure there was more.

Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 6:23 PM

Whenever I would come across topics like this, I am surely glad to be staying in our home during my college days. There's no place like home.

AliCanary wrote on March 25, 2015, 10:46 PM

Wow, what a haul!

crowntower wrote on March 26, 2015, 3:39 PM

I love cleaning the house but after I cleaned it I usually bring some messed again. I love to cut papers, and do some stuff to make a new notebook design, that's why! So after I cleaned everything (because I don't start working in a messy place) a new pieces of cut papers and cloth are going to be seen on the floor of my room. Hahahah. God bless.

WordChazer wrote on March 26, 2015, 3:51 PM

Being away from home was most of the fun of my college days! I had a whale of a time and learned a lot about myself and the world as well as my degree course content.

WordChazer wrote on March 26, 2015, 3:55 PM

That's crafting for you though. My eBay listings mess the place up, especially when I have a lot to list or several to pack.