6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Rental Property

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6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Rental Property

There’s no better time for spring cleaning your rental property than, well… the spring.  The sun stays out just a little bit longer and people get the urge to wipe it all away and make a fresh start. According to the American Cleaning Institute, 72% of households spring clean every year. Surely your future tenants would not want you to be the exception.
If you’re between leases, the spring is the perfect time to refresh your units with a little extra TLC. If you’re not, or you have long term renters, it still doesn’t hurt to share this list with your tenants. You may be surprised how many take the info to heart (who doesn’t love a freshly clean living space?). And if you really want to go the extra mile, offer to buy / provide the cleaning materials for anyone that takes you up on it.  So take advantage of the extra daylight and follow this checklist to ensure your rental property stays in top condition.
1. Wash walls, cabinets, baseboards and woodwork
This is a great example of a task that is truly only necessary once or twice a year. Wipe down all surfaces with a dry cloth or sponge to remove any excess dust. Follow with an undyed cloth and warm soapy water. Scrub walls from top to bottom, and make sure to leave a door or window cracked open to help expedite the drying process.
2. Clean your screens and windows
First, remove the screen entirely from the window – it……

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