As a landlord, you know the importance of cleaning and restoring your rental home between tenants. And you also know that the process can be pretty time consuming and inconvenient. Here are a few things you can do to make cleanup and restoration easier on yourself as time goes on.
Get Rid of Some Foliage
One great way to make house cleanup and restoration easy between tenants is to get rid of some of the foliage that's growing in the yard. The more trees, flowers, plants, and bushes that are growing in the year, the more work you'll have when it comes time to spruce things up for new tenants. Replace a group of hard-to-care-for bushes with a concrete gravel patio then top if with a table and chairs.
Get rid of flower beds that border the house and replace them with colorful gravel that will help drain water from the yard when it rains. And instead of maintaining an in-ground garden, create a garden using flower pots that can be moved around and added to as tenants see fit.
Offer a Spring Cleaning Perk
Another effective way to make cleanup and restoration easy on yourself is to offer your tenants a spring cleaning perk while they're living in your rental home. When spring time comes around, you can give them a small discount on their rent for the month or upgrade the home in some way in exchange for them cleaning out all the junk, debris, and clutter that has developed over the past year. It's a good idea to inspect the home yourself or have a property manager do so before providing your tenants with the perks you promise to ensure that they've held up their end of the bargain.
Hire Someone to Haul the Trash
When it's time to clean the house and yard up after tenants move out, chances are that there will be a lot of trash left behind that has to be hauled away. Instead of spending your own time and money driving to the dump to get rid of the trash, hire someone else to do it for you. Not only will your service provider haul the trash away, but they'll load it up into their trucks to save you even more time and inconvenience.
All you'll have to do is make sure that the trash is ready to be loaded and hauled away when your trash hauling service provider shows up. And because you'll have access to a large truck, you'll be able to haul large things like old furniture away without a problem.