Spending time cleaning your home can help you to appreciate it. Recognising the results of your own hard work when you see your sparkling windows or appreciate your gleaming hob can help you to emotionally engage with your home.

Keeping it clean and tidy can also help you to spot any issues early so that you can report them to your landlord/letting agent before they get bigger.

Cleaning has a bad reputation. For a long time, it has been associated with drudgery, labelled a chore with all the connotations that word holds, and seen as something that must be endured. However, I have never met anyone who does not say that they feel happier, calmer, and more content when their home is clean and tidy. Therefore, instead of it being a chore, perhaps it should be rehabilitated and considered an act of self-care.

Giving your home a deep clean can be an energising and renewing experience. As you touch each item to clean it, take some time to evaluate if it still serves a purpose in your life. If it doesn't, then it is simply taking up space and gathering dust. Decluttering and cleaning go hand in hand.

While you are cleaning take the opportunity to assess where all of your furniture is positioned. After all, if you are hoovering under the sofa, then you are already moving it. It doesn’t have to go back to the place it was, perhaps the space would be better used if its position were changed.

If you are considering letting a property in North Oxfordshire and South Northants then giving it a deep clean is always a good idea in order to help you achieve the rental price you are hoping for. If you would like any more advice on how to get your property ready to let please give us a call and we will be delighted to advise you.