ARE YOU THIS PICKY ABOUT CLEAN?!
Recently a tenant moved out and I had agreed the deposit would be refunded when left clean.
When the tenant requested their deposit, I refunded it. The apt was "cleaned" except as is very COMMON not quite as CLEAN as MOVE IN condition clean. The refrigerator was empty and wiped but there were a few straggly crumbs and a smudge or two lounging inside the refrigerator and outside on the door.
Yep, I'm picky!
The kitchen cabinets and counters were cleaned except for a few crumbs in the drawers.
Yep, more picky!
Overall, it was not too bad. From long experience, "TENANT CLEAN" is not the same as MOVE IN CLEAN!
I had a cleaning person to "Reclean" the apt, specifically to wipe out kitchen drawers, and cabinets, rewipe the refrigerator, and vacuum sweep, and mop. I specifically stated to rewipe out the refrigerator, and vacuum AND sweep and mop this one bedroom studio. I paid for 2 hours. The cleaner was done in exactly 2 hours and once again the apt looked better.
But, upon closer examination, the very same crumbs still lounged around in the refrigerator and the same smudges were still in place. It was obvious that the refrigerator had not had the swipe of another cleaning.
Yep picky! picky! picky!
The cleaning person must have thought the refrigerator was clean enough!
I ended up wiping it out myself, the top and the front and found a few more smudges to clean, the picky person that I am on the light switches and on the open shelf above the stove. I also went over the kitchen floor with liquid wax to add a little shine to the vinyl flooring.
The apt is now MOVE-IN ready, 3 levels of cleaning later, tenant cleaning, paid cleaner, and owner cleaning!
ARE YOU THIS PICKY ABOUT CLEAN?