End of tenancy cleaning: the fridge

The move out is always somehow stressful and the end of tenancy cleaning – tense. You get a checklist and you are terrified by the million things you have to tidy before the inspection so that you can get your money back and, unfortunately, this is the moment you realize that if you have taken care more assiduously and regularly through the years, your home would be much cleaner now and you will be able to prepare it before the arrival of the landlord or the letting agency representative more easily. Another well-known fact is that our clean-up most always includes a simple vacuum-cleaning and a not so successful attempt to get rid of the dust and nothing else. And if you are that brave, that you believe you can cope with this whole situation without hiring one of the best London’s cleaning companies (seriously?), you better clean as you go, I mean maintain your home in a perfect condition, and then you could succeed.

And the fridge is not a small detail that won’t be checked during the inspection, so if it doesn’t look perfectly, you are surely going to fail.  

Arrange  

Ok, you have done the shopping and you are now back home with so much bags and stuff you need to put in the fridge. Well, the old ones that were in the refrigerator even before you went to the market have their expiration dates logically sooner, so you better put them in the front and thus eat them or cook them first. Otherwise they may spoil and then you will need to clean after them in the fridge which is definitely not what you want.

Store properly 

You have eaten that half of the take away pizza and you now have to either put it in the fridge or throw it away, but it was so damn delicious that your heart breaks by the simple thought of the slices in the garbage. So store all leftovers properly in the fridge. The best option is to put them in boxes, because in this way the smells won’t mix in the fridge and everything will be nice and fresh.

Remove spills instantly 

You put the bowl with spaghetti Bolognese in the refrigerator, you close the door and you hear that something happens in there. Oh God, you open it again and you see the spaghetti on the shelf and such a mess. Now, clean it instantly, because thus it would be much easier. The simple rule is, when you notice a stain, you clean it immediately and don’t procrastinate.

Throw out what you won’t eat 

Yeah, you have a fridge because you want to store more food in there and always to have something to eat even in the middle of the night, for instance. But, let’s admit that we all buy things, and then realize we don’t like them that much. Throwing food away is not good for sure, but if you don’t do it from time to time, your appliance would be in terrible condition, so why not.

 

Stella
Stella
Hi, my name is Stella, I like reading books, travelling, visiting museums and getting lost, I like poetry and art in all their forms. I adore my home and I believe that it is a reflection of mine, of my ideas and emotions. In my free time I enjoy hiking, simply walking in the park or jogging in the mornings. I like the nature in its purest form and I love discovering it. I started writing in this blog because I wanted a diary – somewhere I can write everything I am keen on and I can talk about the things I want to keep in mind, and I believe that we all have a lot in common. Be humane! Have a nice time reading.