Property refurbishing is the practice of restoring older, worn-down properties by redecorating or if necessary, doing structural renovations. The buyer of these properties is able to make profits by either flipping the property at a higher price once it has been restored, or by renting it out. A large number of homes purchased for refurbishment are made available upon the death of the previous owner. Because this if often the case, there is no way to predict what state the house may be in. Buyers will often need to clean out the house of remaining furniture and items. There can also be residual smells from smoke that need to be addressed. This list of ideas can help buyers address cleaning issues, smells and other refurbishing concerns.
A halved onion in the middle of a room being painted can be highly beneficial. Onions tend to soak up toxins in the air around them. The strong fumes from the paint will be absorbed by the onion and will eliminate the overwhelming chemical smell. This idea is also useful for homes with the pervasive smell of cigarette smoke.
Coca-cola is a highly effective cleaner for toilets, sinks, clogged drains and more. It is stronger and more effective than chemical cleaners that are available on the market. It eats through grime very efficiently. For buyers with cleaning needs in their properties, leaving Coke in a sink or toilet over night can help. Also, soaking a rag in Coca-Cola and placing it on the dirty area can provide similar results.
If there is black mold on the walls, buyers should not paint over the mold. It will only come back because it is a living organism. White wine vinegar is a key solution in killing the mold. Cleaning the walls with the vinegar will kill the mold and then a quick coat of paint will finish the process.
Baby oil is highly effective in removing smears from stainless steel. Buyers will likely find steel easy to clean, but the smears can be more difficult to address without baby oil.
A key solution for cleaning a dirty microwave lies in a cup full of lemon juice and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Buyers should place the cup of this mixture inside and run the microwave for several minutes. This causes the lemon juice to evaporate and condensation will form on the metal surfaces. This causes the grease to melt and the surfaces are then easily wiped off with a cloth.
These handy ideas should be highly beneficial for buyers involved in property refurbishment. These cleaning solutions can be employed with properties that are refurbished for renters. When tenants move out, these solutions can be powerful for cleaning and preparing for new renters to arrive. This is a key to keeping previous tenants happy as well, because they will not have to pay for cleaning out of their initial deposit. Since these ideas require inexpensive, household items, cleaning can be much simpler and straight-forward for the property owner. Having several resourceful ideas available can make managing a refurbished property much easier.