If you've been living in the same apartment for several years, you will have converted it into a place that you can call home. You've been renting this space from the same landlord over that time, and everything has generally gone very well. However, the landlord has now told you that they do not want to renew the lease, as they are putting the property up on the market. In this case, you've got to find another place and gather all your belongings together, but you've also got to make sure that the apartment is in perfect condition so that you can get your deposit back. There is a lot of work ahead, but how can you employ some shortcuts to make it easier?
Hard Work Ahead
You may be proud of the way that you have looked after your current living quarters, cleaned it on a regular basis and kept all of your possessions in place. However, you will need to present the apartment to the landlord in perfect condition, and this may call for a lot of deep cleaning. Consequently, you need to decide whether you are going to do this yourself, and you need to assess the scale of the job before you can proceed.
In the Bathroom
When you take a look at the showerhead, you might realise that it is not in perfect condition and has had to deal with the hard water that proliferates in your area. There are a number of deposits in and around each shower jet and this unit is no longer very effective. To help you address this particular problem right away, go into the kitchen and get a solution of vinegar. Put a small amount into a plastic bag and add a little water before offering it up to the showerhead. You can tie the top of the plastic bag to the pipe above the head, but make sure that the jets and base of the head itself are immersed in the solution.
In the Kitchen
When you go into the kitchen and open the microwave, you may notice that it is showing signs of overuse, as you tend to rely on it each evening. Some of those stains may be difficult to remove with ordinary solutions, but once again, vinegar may come to your aid. All you need to do here is to add some vinegar, some water and half a lemon to a bowl. Let this sit for a few minutes, then apply the solution to the inside of the microwave with a sponge. You'll be amazed at the end result.
These are a couple of shortcuts that can help you to achieve the same end result, but this is just a small part of the entire job. To make it easier, you should bring in an end-of-lease cleaning service to help, as they will be used to these cleaning projects and will be able to do the heavy lifting for you.